Aleksandra Pavlović

In Belgrad geboren und aufgewachsen, sie studierte Bühnen- und Filmgestaltung an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Belgrad und Wien. Seit 2009 lebt sie in Deutschland, wo sie an der Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee ihr Diplom in Bühnen- und Kostümbild absolvierte. Seit 2017 verbindet sie als freie Bühnen- und Kostümbildnerin eine kontinuierliche Zusammenarbeit mit den Regisseur*innen Elsa-Sophie Jach, Charlotte Sprenger, Pınar Karabulut, Jessica Glause und dem FUX Kollektiv an Häusern wie u.a. Thalia Theater, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspielhaus Wien, Volkstheater Wien und Schauspiel Köln. 

Sie erhielt den Eva-Bonacker Nachwuchs Preis 2021 am Thalia Theater Hamburg für besondere Leistungen in bühnenkünstlerischer Gestaltung .


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)

After fifteen years in exile, Orestes returns incognito to his home city of Argos – the same city in which his father Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus on his victorious return from Troy. However, desire for revenge is not the reason for his spontaneous homecoming – it is the rumour of a mysterious plague of flies. When his sister Electra persuades him to stay, it gradually dawns on him that Clytemnestra and Aegisthus are not only cruelly oppressing the people, they have also implicated him in Agamemnon’s murder. Only then does Orestes decide to take action.

Die Fliegen (the flies)
Cuvilliéstheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 31 Mar

In her adaptation, the director Elsa-Sophie Jach has seized on the idea Goethe abandoned and transfers Goethe’s love-sick alter ego to the stage. «WERTHER. A Theatrical Folly» supplements Goethe’s shimmering, astonishingly modern rush of emotion with texts by one of his contemporaries: Karoline von Günderrode.

Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 18 Mar