Katja Jung

Geboren 1968 in Bonn, absolvierte Katja Jung ihr Schauspielstudium an der Toneelschool Amsterdam und an der Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» Berlin. Es folgte von 1996 bis 2006 ein erstes Engagement am Theater Basel, wo sie u. a. mit Jürgen Gosch, Lars-Ole Walburg, Michael Thalheimer, Barbara Frey und Dani Levy arbeitete. Von 2008 bis 2015 war Katja Jung Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Wien und wirkte dort u. a. in der Gegenwartsdramatik von Ewald Palmetshofer und Peter Licht. 2009 und 2015 war sie als «Beste Schauspielerin» für den österreichischen Nestroy-Preis nominiert, 2012 für den Nestroy-Publikumspreis. Von 2015 bis 2019 war Katja Jung wiederum Ensemblemitglied am Theater Basel und in Inszenierungen von u. a. Robert Borgmann, Felicitas Brucker, Claudia Bauer, Robert Icke und Joe Hill-Gibbins zu erleben.

Performing in

The director Elsa-Sophie Jach, who recently made her debut at the Residenztheater with her production of Herbert Achternbusch’s «Heart of Glass», brings the outrageous love poetry of «Europe’s first poet» to new life. Known for a directing style characterised by precise language and strong visuals, she hunts down the forgotten remains of Sappho’s poems, condenses them into a chorus and, on a tour through the literary canon together with the Munich techno live band SLATEC, she exposes the systematic erasure of the female voice, its silencing and the need for it to empower itself.

Die Unerhörten (The outrageous ones)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Thu 12 Jan
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 27 Jan

The author and musician PeterLicht frees this moral portrait that we now find barely legible from the socio-political reality of French absolutism and sets his sights on the present in his new version «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine». Here he employs the same characters as the original, whose literary descendants are nevertheless given considerable licence: in secular times one abhors a vacuum and so the «socially interconnected sculpture» hopes for and fears the appearance of Tartuffe, who serves to supply their wishes and as a surface onto which they may project themselves.

Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (Tartuffe or the philosopher's swine)

Calderón’s play tells of how Basilio, King of Poland, is given a prophecy that Sigismund will rise up against him, so keeps him locked up like an animal in a tower. In Hofmannsthal’s new version, which is rediscovered for the stage here, the author departed radically from the Spanish original.

Der Turm (THE TOWER)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 03 Dec
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 10 Jan
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 16 Jan
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 18 Jan

In her new work, the director Claudia Bauer, who has been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen four times and is renowned for her work with fast and furious acting ensembles, now tackles someone who typifies Munich, the brilliant comedian Karl Valentin. In her usual, opulent stage language she will devise a homage to the Bavarian whose anarchic approach to language led the critic Alfred Kerr to invent the term «Wortzerklauberer», someone who steals words and tears them to pieces.

Valentiniade. Sportliches Singspiel mit allen Mitteln (VALENTINIADE. SPORTING SINGSPIEL WITH NO HOLDS BARRED)
Fri 16 Dec
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 27 Dec
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 01 Jan
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 08 Jan
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 21 Jan