Katrin Michaels

Dramaturgin

Katrin Michaels studierte Theaterwissenschaft, Neuere deutsche Literatur und Psychologie an der Freien Universität Berlin. Während des Studiums Assistenzen und Hospitanzen u.a. an der Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, am Maxim Gorki Theater und an den Sophiensaelen. Von 2007 bis 2009 war sie als Dramaturgieassistentin am Schauspiel Hannover engagiert, als Dramaturgin von 2009 bis 2011 am Theater Bielefeld, von 2011 bis 2014 am Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus und von 2015 bis 2019 am Theater Basel. Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit Thom Luz, Nora Schlocker, Staffan Valdemar Holm, Calixto Bieito, Martin Laberenz und Schorsch Kamerun. 

Productions

The story, it seems, takes little time to tell: a prince and a princess from neighbouring kingdoms run away to escape from an arranged marriage, fall in love with each other incognito and try to use their cunning to be able to choose the path of their own lives for themselves – only to realise at the end that they have run straight into the fate that had already been arranged for them.

Leonce und Lena (Leonce and Lena)

«Yes - No», «Light - Dark», «There - Away», «Breakfast or not», «War or not» - author Nele Stuhler has collected lists of opposites that question the depths of everyday life as well as the very big world situation and put them into poem form. A poetic and highly comical concert of contradictions performed by three actors on an open stage.

Und oder oder oder oder und und beziehungsweise und oder beziehungsweise oder und beziehungsweise einfach und
Premiere
Marstall
Sun 29 Sep
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 04 Oct
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 16 Oct
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 23 Oct
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 30 Oct

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.

Bavaria

You are how you speak. Professor of Phonetics Higgins makes a bet with his friend Pickering that he can turn the energetic Eliza Doolittle, who sells flowers in the street to make ends meet and speaks the broadest dialect, into an upper-class lady with immaculate articulation. Eliza proves to be a disciplined and talented pupil who manages to pass the test of entering high society. Higgins attributes this success to his own genius and automatically lays claim to her. He fails to notice that his teaching has helped Eliza to become a self-aware and thoughtful woman who is not only capable of making her own decisions but of acting on them too.

Pygmalion
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 23 Jul
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 26 Oct

Romeo and Juliet set the language of love against the war of their relatives, the language of the dagger. Will they manage to set an example against the irreconcilable enmity that prevails in Verona? In-house director Elsa-Sophie Jach re-stages the world's most famous love story and the dance on the volcano that sweeps its main characters away, with lots of music and hot hearts.

Romeo und Julia (Romeo and Juliet)
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 16 May

Jovana Reisinger’s novel follows nine women from early spring to the summer of an unspecified year not far from the present. All of them live in or around Munich and they are all named after women’s magazines. They live and fail representatively, each of them alone and yet collectively, by the images and ideals of what it means to be a woman.

Spitzenreiterinnen
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 26 Jul
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 22 Oct
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 26 Oct

In his historical miniatures, Stefan Zweig brings together brilliant achievements in European history that tell of unbreakable vitality as well as human weaknesses. In Thom Luz' poetic and musical production, they become archive material that is explored, sung about, brought to life in brief moments and also set in relation to Stefan Zweig's own biography and his journey into exile in Brazil.

Sternstunden der Menschheit (Decisive moments in history)
PremiereSalzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 27 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 29 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 30 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 01 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 02 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 04 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 06 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 08 Aug
Munich premiere
Residenztheater
Sat 19 Oct
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 20 Oct
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 23 Oct
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 30 Oct

What happens with dementia and how can we deal with this phenomenon? Director Anna Karasińska and journalist Jürgen Berger explore the disease in a poetic evening of theatre that highlights the fragility of human existence and our basic assumptions of identity. Their search for clues leads them to a dementia village in Thailand, where care is provided in a completely different way to that in German care homes.

Was ich vergessen habe (What I’ve forgotten)
Premiere
Marstall
Fri 14 Mar