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.
After «The Three Musketeers», who continue to gallop across the Residenztheater stage, the Italian director Antonio Latella and his co-writer and dramaturg Federico Bellini now tackle the second great classic about famous swordsmen. They take Rostand’s play as the starting point for research into the nature of theatre and love, in which instead of the more than fifty characters presented in the original, only two performers stand on stage. The two men now have to tell the story without the object of their desires and have no muse to inspire their verses.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Disappearing, fading away, vanishing and escaping – Aristophanes’s comedies deal with everything in the world that is ephemeral: life, happiness, property, knowledge and trust. They tell us about the complicated business of being human, about the problem of the just distribution of wealth, about greed, twisted rhetoric, and the eternal incompatibility between theory and practice.Die Wolken, die Vögel, der Reichtum (The clouds, the birds, wealth)
A golden age and decades of peace appear to have come to an end with the death of the Danish king. His successor Claudius attempts to soothe these burgeoning conflicts with diplomacy, but Prince Hamlet, the dead king’s son, refuses to accept his uncle as heir to the throne and his mother’s new husband. While the people seems willing to let itself be convinced of the new ruler’s illegitimacy, Hamlet has no desire to take his place – and thus, perhaps unconsciously, sabotages the traditional concept of political order itself.Hamlet
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)
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
In the two volumes of poetry that were published before her early death, May Ayim finds a concise, poetic language with which she processes her experiences of racism and lack of understanding alongside her childhood and her desire for love, her joy and her sadness. She plays with sounds, methods of writing and letters, and yet always finds very clear words for what needs to change in Germany.blues in schwarz weiss (BLUES IN BLACK AND WHITE)
Ensemble member Valentino Dalle Mura has been a Batman fan ever since he was a child. After devouring hundreds of comics and every film version he could find over the course of two decades, he now shares his expert knowledge with the audience while also questioning what kind of image of a man and a hero he has been worshipping.Bruce und die Sehnsucht nach dem Licht (BRUCE AND LONGING FOR THE LIGHT)
«Once the social order has been consolidated, anyone who is not alarmed by reality is as free as they wish,» Jean Jourdheuil wrote about Labiche’s work. But in this play, that alarm is felt: Lenglumé begins to realise what he might be capable of and as a result – at least for a day – his self-assurance and satisfaction crumble.Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)
Bernard-Marie Koltès’s first text for theatre is a cryptic monologue that brought the French playwright instant fame in 1977: it shows a driven man searching for human contact. In this production, the audience follows the actor Michael Wächter on his way through the city at night, listening to his interior monologue on headphones.Die Nacht kurz vor den Wäldern (THE NIGHT JUST BEFORE THE FORESTS)
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
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.Unvollständige Partitur für ein mechanisches Klavier (AN INCOMPLETE SCORE FOR MECHANICAL PIANO)