Gerrit Jurda

Gerrit Jurda sammelte bereits während seines Studiums in Berlin Erfahrungen als Beleuchter an der Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
Nach seinem Abschluss als Diplom-Ingenieur für Theater- und Veranstaltungstechnik folgten einige Jahre freischaffender Tätigkeit als Lighting Designer. Im Anschluss daran studierte er Lichtgestaltung an der Bayerischen Theaterakademie August Everding.
Nach mehrjähriger Tätigkeit als Beleuchtungsmeister am Prinzregententheater in München ist er seit 2009 Lighting Designer am Residenztheater und seit 2020 Leiter der Beleuchtungsabteilung.
Gerrit Jurda arbeitete unter anderem mit Stefan Bachmann, Claudia Bauer, Sebastian Baumgarten, David Bösch, Andrea Breth, Frank Castorf, Herbert Fritsch, Jan Philipp Gloger, Dimiter Gotscheff, Stephan Kimmig, Mateja Koležnik, Andreas Kriegenburg, Martin Kušej, Enrico Lübbe, Wilfried Minks, Amélie Niermeyer, Ivan Panteleev, Claus Peymann, Ulrich Rasche, Nora Schlocker, Johan Simons, Simon Stone und Philipp Stölzl. 
 

 

Stand: Februar 2024

Productions

The cycle of revenge and retribution is endless. Every drop of blood spilt has to be atoned for with more. Everyone thinks they have the law and the will of the gods on their side and this conviction drives them on to commit new injustices. This is the spiral of violence that grips the ruling house of the Atrides in Aeschylus’s «Agamemnon», the first part of his trilogy «The Oresteia».

Agamemnon

«Danton’s Death», written by the 22-year-old Georg Büchner in a mere five weeks in 1835 following extensive research, is based on historical sources and documents from the French Revolution, whose maxims of «liberty, equality and fraternity» shaped our understanding of modern European democracies. However, Büchner does not tell of the triumphant beginnings, the storming of the Bastille as part of a popular uprising that continues to be celebrated today, focusing instead on a few days towards the end of the Jacobins’ so-called reign of terror in the spring of 1794.

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)
FOR THE LAST TIME
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 22 Jun

New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s. 

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 15.00 o'clock
Sat 15 Jun

New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.

Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Sat 15 Jun

The Three Musketeers, of whom there are actually four, appear and think about their loneliness. Can their famous slogan «One for all and all for one» be explained mathematically? Who is «the one» here? And who are «all»? They transform themselves into their own servants and horses and reconstruct Dumas’s story – and above all they question it. The musketeers are fighting for their lives and the actors are acting as if their lives depend on it.

Die drei Musketiere (The three musketeers)
FOR THE LAST TIME
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 29 Jun

Claire Fletcher, the priest of a small town, becomes the witness and victim of an act that defies comprehension. During a rehearsal of the community choir she conducts, a young man kills several choir members. Since this happened, nothing is as it was and a return to normality seems impossible.

In each performance the characters appear on stage with a different choir from the Munich area.

 

Die Ereignisse (The events)
With the Taucherchor | For the last time
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 05 Jul
Artist talk afterwards
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The Australian writer and director Simon Stone took Chekhov’s famous play as the starting point for his rewriting – voted «Play of the Year 2017» in «Theater heute» magazine – that combines rapid fire dialogue, subtle character studies and the ambivalence that arises from them while locating the play thematically in the here and now.

Drei Schwestern (Three sisters)
RESI INCLUSIVE: VERY CLOSE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 05 Jul

Hamsun’s trilogy tells the story of a man who feels he has been overlooked by the elites that set the tone and cheated of social recognition. The philosopher Ivar Kareno evolves from a 30-year-old radical and anti-liberal writer on the fringes of poverty into a 40-year-old private tutor to the two sons of a businessman in a distant coastal region. Here Kareno sits brooding in his writing tower, while an infectious fever descends on people, arriving from the North, the businessman Otermann is driven mad by his wealth and a strange man wanders between the houses, rumoured to be justice. Ten years later, the 50-year-old Kareno is still hoping for a major turning point in his life. And he will indeed reach a milestone where he must decide whether he will remain true to the radical ideas of his youth or to pursue a career that is more measured politically.   

Spiel des Lebens (The game of life)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 18 Jul
For the last time
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 24 Jul

One stormy night in 1836, Hans Christian Andersen arrives uninvited at the home of his childhood friend Edvard Collin, who is to marry his fiancée Henriette the next day. Andersen has travelled through the wind and the rain to once again confess his love for Edvard. The family provide a frosty reception and the groom himself is out celebrating his last night as a bachelor. Only Henriette feels attracted to the unconventional charm of their guest, who lives in a fantasy world continually surrounded by characters from his own fairy tales. He magically transforms a sober room into a sparkling underwater landscape and castles of otherworldly beauty. And he starts telling his friend’s fiancée the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid: burning with love for a Prince, she wishes to become human and is willing to sacrifice her voice and her home to do so – risking her life.

Andersens Erzählungen (ANDERSEN’S STORIES)
FOR THE LAST TIME THIS SEASON
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 30 Jun
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
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Seven years after her production of «Oedipus», the Slovenian director Mateja Koležnik now brings the next instalment of the Theban myths to the Resi stage: both a political thriller and an epic family drama.

Antigone
6 p.m. Introduction | WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 23 Jun
FOR THE LAST TIME
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With «Success», we journey into the inner workings of a society in which everything is measured in terms of personal career advantage, the demands of embittered contemporaries, hatred of one’s neighbours, anger at those with a different political opinion and one’s own lack of any sense of direction.

Erfolg (SUCCESS)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 01 Jul
RESI INCLUSIVE: WITH GERMAN AUDIO DESCRIPTION
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 07 Jul

Yasmina Reza, the celebrated author of hit social comedies such as «The God of Carnage» and «Life x 3» and bestselling novels – most recently «Serge» – has written a new play that incisively dramatises the profound problems of understanding that increasingly dominate relations between generations.

James Brown trug Lockenwickler (JAMES BROWN WORE CURLERS)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 12 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 19 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 25 Jul

Maria Stuart, the deposed queen of Scotland, seeks asylum in England but soon finds herself imprisoned in a fortress as her aunt, the English queen Elisabeth Tudor, begins to investigate her. When she was seventeen, Maria was allegedly involved in the murder of her husband – that is the official charge, but there are also rumours of a plot to seize the crown right now. Schiller portrays neither of his female protagonists in a particularly flattering light: Maria is an impulsive seductress, Elisabeth is a jealous and indecisive monarch.

Maria Stuart
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 09 Jul
19.30 Introduction
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Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 13 Jul
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 21 Jul
SCHOOL SHOW
Residenztheater, 11.00 o'clock
Mon 22 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 26 Jul

Following Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in the second half of the season another we hear from another master storyteller. A narrator who tells us to call him Ismael walks onto the Residenztheater stage in seaman’s garb. What follows is a genuine monster of a story: Ismael is hired on the «Pequod», an old whaling ship, and goes to sea on board this floating blubber factory.

Moby Dick
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 26 Jun
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 15 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 20 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 23 Jul

«Peer, you’re lying!»: Henrik Ibsen immediately highlights the key theme of his dramatic poem  in its opening line – the blurred boundary between illusion and reality. Because Peer, whose youth is shaped by the poverty of his farming background, continually reinvents himself with the aid of stories, lies and the arts of fabulation – as a cosmopolitan, a colonial master and even an Emperor.

Peer Gynt

Tessa Ensler is a tough defence lawyer. In her early thirties she has managed what very few people believed she could: she has made her way from an underprivileged background to an elite university and on to a top legal firm. She specializes in defending cases of sexual assault. Is her rate of acquittals so high because she is a woman, as is rumoured – or is it because she is so good at spotting holes and contradictions in the statements of the female victims?

Prima Facie
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 16 Jun
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 21 Jun
Artist talk afterwards
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Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 27 Jun
Artist talk afterwards
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Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 04 Jul
Artist talk afterwards
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Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 06 Jul
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 14 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 17 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 22 Jul

The wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta is just around the corner. But first Theseus has to help his friend Egeus. His daughter Hermia has fallen in love with the wrong man, Lysander. In order to change Hermia's mind, an effective threat is set up. The lovers have only one choice: to flee into the darkness of a dreamy June night. And here, in the pale glow of the wild setting, reality and reason are transformed into sexual desire and animal lust. «A Midsummer Night's Dream» is not only William Shakespeare's best-known comedy, but also perhaps his most abysmal. Stephan Kimmig stages the creatures from Shakespeare's famous fairy world as real-life eccentrics. Weird, unconventional and dazzling, they radically question what is considered normal.

Ein Sommernachtstraum (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM)
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 27 Sep

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)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 19 Jun
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 24 Jun
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 10 Jul