Lisa Stiegler

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. Seit der Spielzeit 2019/2020 ist sie festes Ensemblemitglied am Residenztheater. 2021 erhielt sie von den Freunden des Residenztheaters den «RESI SENDET-Digitalpreis». Zudem wurde ihr der AZ-Stern des Jahres 2022 als beste Schauspielerin verliehen. Zusammen mit Theresa «BiMän» Bittermann, Sara Dec, Barbara Horvath, Marie Gimpel und Friederike Meisel entwickelte sie 2022 ihr erstes Projekt «(Nicht)Mütter!».

Performing in

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)
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 21 May

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)

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
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Sat 29 Jun

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
Sat 25 May

Maria Stuart, the deposed queen of Scotland, seeks asylum in England but soon finds herself imprisoned in a fortress as her aunt, the English queen Elisabeth Tudor, begins to investigate her. When she was seventeen, Maria was allegedly involved in the murder of her husband – that is the official charge, but there are also rumours of a plot to seize the crown right now. Schiller portrays neither of his female protagonists in a particularly flattering light: Maria is an impulsive seductress, Elisabeth is a jealous and indecisive monarch.

Maria Stuart
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 19 May
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 01 Jun
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 03 Jun
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 10 Jun

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!)
Audience discussion afterwards
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 24 May
Audience discussion afterwards
Marstall, 20.00 o'clock
Tue 28 May

Ensemble