Myriam Schröder studierte an der Folkwang-Hochschule der Künste in Essen Schauspiel. Zusätzlich zum Schauspielstudium studierte sie Tanz unter der künstlerischen Leitung von Pina Bausch. Nach der Schauspielschule wurde sie an das Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus engagiert. Dort lernte sie die Regisseure Nicolas Stemann und Jürgen Gosch kennen, die ihre Arbeit maßgeblich prägten. 2002 wurde Myriam Schröder mit dem Förderpreis des Landes NRW ausgezeichnet. Im gleichen Jahr wechselte sie an das Hamburger Schauspielhaus und wurde anschließend an das Burgtheater in Wien engagiert, wo sie bis 2009 Ensemblemitglied war. Anschließend führten sie Engagements an das Kölner Schauspielhaus, an das Deutsche Theater in Berlin und an das Schauspielhaus Wien bevor sie 2015 Ensemblemitglied in Basel wurde. Myriam Schröder verbinden künstlerische Arbeitsbeziehungen mit den Regisseurinnen und Regisseuren Nora Schlocker, Sebastian Hartmann, Karin Beier, Nicolas Stemann, Claudia Bauer, Simone Stone, Calixto Bieito und Mateja Koležnik.
In June 1816 the «Medusa», the fastest frigate of its time, sets to sea. Its destination is Saint-Louis in Senegal. There are two hundred and forty people on board – besides the sailors, most of them are soldiers, but they also include the colony’s Governor and his family together with priests, teachers, doctors and engineers. Two days’ journey from their destination the ship runs aground on a sandbank and splits. As there is not enough room for everyone in the lifeboats, a raft is cobbled together for the lifeboats to tow on shore. But as soon as they set off, the rudderless and heavily overloaded raft is left behind by the boats on which the dignitaries are rescuing themselves. Of one hundred and seventeen men only fifteen will survive. Many of them will fall victim to their own comrades because the few goods they were able to save – barrels of wine, sodden biscuits, a few weapons and valuables – are as heavily fought over as the power the make decisions about possible rescue measures.Der Schiffbruch der Fregatte Medusa (The shipwreck of the frigate Medusa)
PART I: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
PART II: PERESTROIKA
The mid-1980s: the outbreak of the disease AIDS alarms New York. Louis, son of a wealthy Jewish family, abandons his sick boyfriend Prior and starts a relationship with conservative Mormon lawyer Joe. When Joe’s drug-dependent wife Harper retreats into dreams of everlasting ice, his strictly religious mother flies in outraged from Salt Lake City. The Republican Roy Cohn, a cynical and power-obsessed lawyer, insists until his last breath that he is not gay and does not have AIDS. Even on his deathbed, he refuses to stop arguing about this with his black nurse Belize. And then an angel breaks through Prior’s bedroom ceiling.Engel in Amerika (Angels in America)
The author and musician PeterLicht frees this moral portrait that we now find barely legible from the socio-political reality of French absolutism and sets his sights on the present in his new version «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine». Here he employs the same characters as the original, whose literary descendants are nevertheless given considerable licence: in secular times one abhors a vacuum and so the «socially interconnected sculpture» hopes for and fears the appearance of Tartuffe, who serves to supply their wishes and as a surface onto which they may project themselves.Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (Tartuffe or the philosopher's swine)
From 21 October to 7 November 2021 theatre projects will be presented throughout Germany under the label «Kein Schlussstrich!» (“Do not draw the line!”) concerning the National Socialist Underground (NSU) - because even ten years after it unmasked itself, the underlying reasons behind the NSU continue to remain unclear. The play «Judgements», which premiered on 10 April 2014 in the Marstall and which was the first play in a German-speaking country to tell the story from the perspective of the loved ones the murder victims left behind, will therefore be restaged by Christine Umpfenbach with a new cast in the form of a re-enactment and be continued up to the present day.Urteile (revisited) – Nach dem Prozess (Judgements (revisited) - after the trial)