LisaStiegler

Geboren 1987 in München, studierte Lisa Stiegler an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg Schauspiel, wo sie eine enge Zusammenarbeit mit Gernot Grünewald verband. 2010 begann sie ihr Erstengagement im Studio des Schauspiel Frankfurt und wechselte dann ins Ensemble. Dort arbeitete sie regelmäßig mit Andreas Kriegenburg und Philipp Preuß. 2015 wechselte sie von Frankfurt an das Theater Basel, wo sie bis 2019 Ensemblemitglied blieb. Lisa Stiegler arbeitete außerdem mit Kevin Rittberger, Thom Luz, Falk Richter und Dave St. Pierre sowie Schorsch Kamerun, Stephan Kimmig, Ivna Žic und Annalena Fröhlich.

Performing in

In her trilogy Judith Herzberg uses subtle humour and a delicate hand to portray a Jewish extended family from Amsterdam between the 1970s and the turn of the millennium. It is a chronicle of emotions and complex relationships. In a cycle that spans three generations there are marriages, children are conceived, couples separate, fall in love with someone new – and get married again. To outsiders, members of the family and their friends appear to lead the same everyday lives as their contemporaries and when they meet at weddings or funerals, they talk, dance, fall in love and argue. But, quite casually and suddenly, glimpses of wounded souls appear behind this cheerful façade.

Die Träume der Abwesenden (Absent dreams)

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)

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)

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)

Hamsun’s trilogy tells the story of a man who feels he has been overlooked by the elites that set the tone and cheated of social recognition. The philosopher Ivar Kareno evolves from a 30-year-old radical and anti-liberal writer on the fringes of poverty into a 40-year-old private tutor to the two sons of a businessman in a distant coastal region. Here Kareno sits brooding in his writing tower, while an infectious fever descends on people, arriving from the North, the businessman Otermann is driven mad by his wealth and a strange man wanders between the houses, rumoured to be justice. Ten years later, the 50-year-old Kareno is still hoping for a major turning point in his life. And he will indeed reach a milestone where he must decide whether he will remain true to the radical ideas of his youth or to pursue a career that is more measured politically.   

Spiel des Lebens (The game of life)
Residenztheater, 18.00 o'clock
Sat 16 Jul
Residenztheater, 19.00 o'clock
Wed 27 Jul

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)
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 21 Oct

Der 1974im Gebiet Luhansk geborene ukrainische Autor Serhij Zhadan hat mit seinem Roman «Internat» 2014 auf beklemmende Weise über den Krieg im Donbass erzählt. Dabei schickt er seinen Helden auf eine dreitägige Reise durch die Hölle.

Resi liest live: Internat

The text of «(Non)Mothers!» weaves together answers from 22 interviews on the subject of (non-)motherhood – into a play about decisions, doubts (still) births, terminations, transformations and actions of bravery.

(Nicht)Mütter! ((NON)MOTHERS!)
Premiere
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 15 Jul
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 19 Jul
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Wed 20 Jul