Juliane Köhler

Geboren 1965 in Göttingen, erhielt sie nach ihrer Schauspielausbildung bei Uta Hagen in New York ihr erstes Engagement am Staatstheater Hannover. 1993 wechselte sie nach München an das Residenztheater. Als Filmschauspielerin wurde sie durch ihre Rollen in «Aimée und Jaguar», «Pünktchen und Anton» sowie dem Oscar-prämierten Film «Nirgendwo in Afrika» bekannt. 1998 erhielt sie den Bayrischen Filmpreis, 1999 wurde sie mit dem Bundesfilmpreis als »Beste Schauspielerin» und dem Silbernen Bären der Berlinale ausgezeichnet. In Hauptrollen war sie außerdem in den Oscar-nominierten Filmen «Der Untergang» und «Zwei Leben» im Kino zu erleben. Nach einem Engagement an den Münchner Kammerspielen ist sie seit 2001 wiederum Ensemblemitglied am Residenztheater, wo sie u.a. mit Amélie Niermeyer, Dieter Dorn, Jan Bosse, Barbara Frey, Karin Henkel, Martin Kušej, Ulrich Rasche und Tina Lanik arbeitete.

Performing in

In her autobiographical memoir «A Girl’s Story», published in 2016, the French writer Annie Ernaux attempts to understand a deeply formative experience in her own life. What happened to her, a young woman aged 18 at the time, in the summer of 1958? Between fragments of memories, diary entries, letters and decades-old photos, the author undertakes an almost forensic analysis of what happened, its effects and the social frameworks and sexual double standards that grant or refuse entirely different forms of «freedom» to men and women respectively. «A Girl’s Story» shows an almost 80-year-old woman painfully confronting sexual shame, impotence and self-empowerment and is – shortly before the #MeToo movement arose – a touching and highly political document of putting an end to silence.

Erinnerung eines Mädchens (A Girl's Story)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 09 Oct
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 18 Oct

Elisabeth Gärtner, a retired architect, has only one more wish: she wants to die. Her beloved husband died of cancer three years ago and without him life has no meaning for her any more. A drug that would allow her to die of her own volition has been refused her. Now the Ethics Council must make a decision on her case. Expert witnesses from the fields of law, medicine and theology argue over the question:  Does a human being have a right to determine their own death? Are doctors allowed to help someone commit suicide? And who do our lives actually belong to? To us? To the state? Or to God?

Gott (God)

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
Thu 25 Jul

Imagine that you haven’t been born yet. And imagine too that your whole life so far is unimportant. Just like all the opportunities you might have missed or bad decisions you might have made. Leave it all behind you. In «Now or Never» we are going to make a completely fresh start!

Jetzt oder nie (Now or never)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 11 Oct
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 22 Oct

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