Geboren 1975 in Ludwigshafen, studierte Nicola Kirsch an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover Schauspiel. Anschließend war sie am Staatstheater Hannover, am Burgtheater Wien und am Schauspielhaus Wien engagiert. Nicola Kirsch arbeitete mit Regisseur*innen wie Andreas Kriegenburg, Armin Petras, Julia Hölscher, Simon Stone, Nora Schlocker, Christiane Pohle, Felicitas Brucker, Sebastian Schug, Jette Steckel und Miloš Lolić. Von 2015 bis 2019 war sie Ensemblemitglied am Theater Basel, wo sie u. a. in Inszenierungen von Simon Stone, Nora Schlocker und Julia Hölscher auf der Bühne zu erleben war. 2019 folgte sie Andreas Beck ans Residenztheater.
«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)
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)
«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.Buddenbrooks
With sharp-witted and pleasurable writing, Kevin Rittberger demonstrates why climate targets will never be achieved under the current economic regime, that work is self-defeating if it makes people ill and that the model of blood-based kinship is outmoded due to the current state of medicine and technology.Der Entrepreneur (THE ENTREPRENEUR)
When Goethe set «Götz von Berlichingen» down on paper in 1771 in a true writing frenzy, the 22-year-old writer was still a complete unknown. This came to an abrupt end with the publication of «Götz», as suddenly the young poet was being talked about everywhere. Goethe’s early work is a powerful stage epic with over fifty locations, several plots running in parallel and a huge cast of characters. What is more: Goethe dispensed with all the customary conventions that 18th century drama had been using up to that point.Götz von Berlichingen
Chekhov’s texts, first and foremost his youthful fragment «Platonov», form the starting point for a new evening of musical theatre by resident director Thom Luz. He has borrowed the title from a Russian film version of «Platonov» from 1977 and assembles a society that attempts to discern the melody of the joys and horrors of the future from the songs of a long-forgotten time.Warten auf Platonow (Waiting for Platonow)