Geboren 1982 in Kirchdorf an der Krems (Oberösterreich), absolvierte Thiemo Strutzenberger sein Schauspielstudium am Max Reinhardt Seminar in Wien und war bereits währenddessen im Ensemble des Burgtheaters. Anschließend wechselte er an das Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg und an das Theater Neumarkt in Zürich, bevor er 2010 Ensemblemitglied am Schauspielhaus Wien wurde.
An der Universität Wien absolvierte er den Masterstudiengang für Gender Studies, mittlerweile hat er einen Doktor in der Fachrichtung. Zudem war er Teilnehmer am ForumText Autorenprojekt des DramaForum der uniT Graz. Er nahm am Autorenförderprogramm des Wiener Schauspielhauses «stück/für/stück» teil, für sein dabei entstandenes Stück «Hunde Gottes» erhielt er den Publikumspreis. 2010 wurde sein Stück «The Zofen Suicides» uraufgeführt, 2013 und 2014 folgten die Uraufführungen von «Queen Recluse» und «Hunde Gottes» am Schauspielhaus Wien. 2014 war er für den österreichischen Theaterpreis Nestroy als «Bester Schauspieler» nominiert. 2015 wurde Thiemo Strutzenberger Ensemblemitglied am Theater Basel, wo er u. a. mit Nora Schlocker, Robert Borgmann, Antonio Latella, Stefan Bachmann, Ulrich Rasche und Robert Icke zusammenarbeitete. 2019 folgte er Andreas Beck ans Residenztheater. Seine erste Regiearbeit realisierte er 2017 am Theater Basel, 2018/2019 war er dort Hausautor. 2021 erhielt Thiemo Strutzenberger für seine darstellerische Leistung in Stefan Bachmanns Inszenierung «Graf Öderland» den 3sat-Preis.
New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 1
New York City in the final months of the Obama Presidency. While the writer Toby Darling feverishly awaits the premiere of his play, his partner Eric Glass spends time with his acquaintance Walter. His conversations with the 55-year-old take Eric back to a past which as a gay man in his early thirties he only knows from hearsay: the devastating AIDS epidemic that rocked the LGBTQ community at the beginning of the 1980s.Das Vermächtnis (The Inheritance) – Part 2
A caretaker is murdered with no reason or motive. Alienated from himself and life in general by a working day that is always the same, a bank clerk seizes an axe and commits murder. This action lacking any obvious cause shocks state prosecutor Martin, who is in charge of the case. In the murder and his crime he can see a reflection of his own imprisonment in a bourgeois existence dominated by duty, law and order. The prosecutor is immediately struck by an existential fear that drives him to escape into the fairy tale world of a mysterious alter ego: the world of Count Öderland.Graf Öderland (Count Öderland)
The Australian playwright and director Simon Stone whose attention-grabbing contemporary interpretations of classic dramas have caused an international sensation, takes characters, narrative threads and motifs from Horváth’s works, catapults them into the present day and weaves them together into a touching, post-heroic panorama of human effort in times of crisis.Unsere Zeit (Our Time)
Georg Büchner’s fragile fragment, one of the most important dramas in German literature, is based on the case of the soldier Woyzeck, who murdered his lover and was sentenced to death in 1824. Büchner was familiar with the facts of this historic criminal case which were detailed in legal, medical and psychological reports. He shows a murder of jealousy and the events that lead up to it: Woyzeck, «a good chap and a poor devil», forced onto the lowest level of society financially, humiliated by his superiors, experimented upon by science, is exposed to a radical lack of empathy from the world around him. As a result, he becomes guilty, once his fears, instincts and desires break out obscenely from inside him.Woyzeck
Seven years after her production of «Oedipus», the Slovenian director Mateja Koležnik now brings the next instalment of the Theban myths to the Resi stage: both a political thriller and an epic family drama.Antigone
After Orestes’s bloody revenge on his mother Clytemnestra for her murder of his father Agamemnon, he flees from the angry goddesses of vengeance. He seeks sanctuary in the temple of Apollo and appeals to the god for protection from the furies – but even Apollo is powerless against them, so Athena must decide Orestes’s fate. However, the goddess will not do so alone: a court of mortals who have sworn an oath to her will ultimately judge which murder weighs heavier: that of one’s mother or one’s husband.Athena
«And often the outward signs of ascent only become apparent once the decline has begun again.» In his 1901 novel, subtitled «The Decline of a Family», Thomas Mann uses precise characterisation and an ironic style to describe the incipient structural collapse of the grande bourgeoisie. Mann drew his inspiration for «Buddenbrooks» from the story of his own family in Lübeck and people of the city where he was living at the time: Munich. Mann shows the potential complexity of relations between North and South Germany with considerable humour in the relationship between Tony Buddenbrook and the Munich hop-trader Alois Permaneder.Buddenbrooks
With «Success», we journey into the inner workings of a society in which everything is measured in terms of personal career advantage, the demands of embittered contemporaries, hatred of one’s neighbours, anger at those with a different political opinion and one’s own lack of any sense of direction.Erfolg (SUCCESS)