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. 2019 folgte sie Andreas Beck ans Residenztheater.

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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)

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)

In his plays, the Chilean director and playwright Guillermo Calderón achieves an entirely original combination of humour and political power. Many of his texts are highly comic tales of the prejudice, ignorance and egotism that come to light through intercultural exchange. His latest play for the Residenztheater tells of the efforts of a religious sect in Munich to advertise for a newly founded settlement in Chile.


«And often the outward signs of ascent only become apparent once the decline has begun again.» In his 1901 novel, subtitled «The Decline of a Family», Thomas Mann uses precise characterisation and an ironic style to describe the incipient structural collapse of the grande bourgeoisie. Mann drew his inspiration for «Buddenbrooks» from the story of his own family in Lübeck and people of the city where he was living at the time: Munich. Mann shows the potential complexity of relations between North and South Germany with considerable humour in the relationship between Tony Buddenbrook and the Munich hop-trader Alois Permaneder.

Thu 23 Nov
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 25 Nov
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 28 Nov

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)