Nora Schlocker

Resident Director

Born in Rum, Austria, in 1983, Nora Schlocker trained as a theatre director at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst «Ernst Busch» in Berlin. From 2008 to 2011 she was Resident Director at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and from 2011 to 2014 at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. She also created works at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, the Vienna Schauspielhaus, Stuttgart State Theatre, the Residenztheater, Centraltheater Leipzig, Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Deutsches Theater Berlin and Staatsschauspiel Dresden. She became Resident Director at Theater Basel in 2015. Here her productions included world premieres of two plays by Ewald Palmetshofer: «Edward II. I am Love» after Christopher Marlowe, a co-production with the Vienna Schauspielhaus and the Wiener Festwochen, which was invited to the Swiss Theatertreffen in 2016, and «Before Sunrise» after Gerhart Hauptmann, which was invited to the 43rd Mülheimer Theatertagen and the Heidelberger Stückemarkt in 2018.

She has been Resident Director at the Residenztheater since the 2019/2020 season.


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)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 18 Feb
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 11 Mar
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 25 Mar

Calderón’s play tells of how Basilio, King of Poland, is given a prophecy that Sigismund will rise up against him, so keeps him locked up like an animal in a tower. In Hofmannsthal’s new version, which is rediscovered for the stage here, the author departed radically from the Spanish original.

Der Turm (THE TOWER)
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 07 Mar
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 15 Mar

The Italian writer Davide Enia is invited to a literary festival in Munich by his German colleague Albert Ostermaier – who suggests that he bring with him a text about the situation of the refugees in Southern Italy. For the Sicilian Enia, this is a pretext to travel to the island of Lampedusa, which he knows only as a holidaymaker. By October 2013 at the latest, when a shipwreck nearby caused hundreds of people to lose their lives, the island had become a shocking symbol of the European Union’s inability to prevent refugees dying in the Mediterranean Sea.

Finsternis (THE ABYSS)
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 03 Feb
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 06 Mar
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Mon 20 Mar