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Theater Freiburg

Theater Freiburg is a four-division theatre with fix opera and drama ensembles and a more independent contemporary dance and performance section. Additionally, there are the choir and the Philharmonic Orchestra, which play concerts in the adjacent concert hall.
Lead by the Artistic Director Barbara Mundel the theatre poses the question “What future do we want?” The theatre brings this question into the city in order to start a dialogue with the city, to look for potential answers, models; options and ideas that help in actively creating the world and the future that we want to live in.
Theater Freiburg supports young writers and artists, mostly by providing them with one of the smaller stages such as the chamber stage and the stage for young experimental theatre (the so-called Werkraum). Furthermore, there is the big opera stage, that sometimes hosts drama and dance pieces as well. Most drama and some dance and performance pieces are shown on the small stage. The chamber stage is a white box that is ideal for lecture performances and experimental dance and performance formats.

“For Sale” the German contribution to the “human-trade-network” will be shown in the Werkraum which is a very diverse and flexible space.

Theater Freiburg, Bertoldstr. 46; ticket hotline: 049 761 201 28 53; theaterkasse@theater.freiburg.de or www.theater.freiburg.de

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Clemens BechtelClemens Bechtel – Artistic Director of the Human Trade Network and Director of “for sale”

Clemens Bechtel was born in 1964 in Heidelberg and studied Drama and Theatre at Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. After that, he worked as an assistant director at TAT Frankfurt, Nationaltheater Mannheim and Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Since 1995 he is working as a free lancing drama director and mostly known for his documentary performances. He directed in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, Denmark, Burundi, Mali and Malawi. His play »Staats-Sicherheiten« at Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, in which 15 former detainees report about their time in the prisons of the Stasi in GDR, was awarded with the Friedrich-Luft-Preis in 2009. C. Bechtel also worked for Oper Köln, Theater Freiburg, Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Staatsschauspiel Dresden. In 2013 he was the artistic director of the global theatre network »Hunger for Trade« at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. He wrote and directed the German contribution »Cargo Fleisch«. During that project, C. Bechtel and G. Carbunariu already worked together.

 

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Jonas Görtz – Artistic Advisor of the Human Trade Network

was born in Berlin in 1984.He studied History, English and Pedagogy in Berlin, Edinburgh and Freiburg. In 2009 Jonas spent a year as assistant teacher for German, History and Culture in Guelph, Canada. After a deeper research dive into Cultural and Social History at the Freiburg Intsitute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Jonas assisted with his first theatre play “Gottes kleiner Krieger” in 2012. He became assistant dramaturge at Theater Freiburg in 2014. In 2016 Jonas succeeded Julia Reichert as initiating dramaturge of the Human Trade Network and is now fully engaged with the play and drama department at Theater Freiburg.

 

 

The Freiburg Production:

FOR SALE – Werkraum, Theater Freiburg

The Actors:

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Lisa Marie Stoiber

was born in Munich in 1989. Her mother is German, her father Bulgarian. She studied Acting from 2010-2014 at the College of Music, Theater and Media in Hanover. During her studies, she performed “Atommülltonne” with the group “Das Helmi” during “Die Welt ohne uns VII – Der Müll” at Schauspielhaus Hanover. At Schauspiel Hanover she also worked with Jakob Weiß for the production “Happy Family”. In the student’s play “Nach Moska…!?” adapted form Anton Tschechow, shown at Studiotheater in Hanover, Lisa Marie played Irina and won the student’s award during the federal competition for the promotion of most talented actors 2013 in Berlin. Lisa Marie has been ensemble member of Theater Freiburg since 2014.

 

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Heiner Bomhard

was born in Middle Franconia in 1985. He was the winner of the Youth Culture Award in Ansbach. He studied Acting at the Bavarian Theater Academy “August Everding” in Munich from 2009 until 2013. Heiner played among others in “Merlin oder das wüste Land” (Merlin or the waste land), directed by Jochen Schölch at Metroplotheater Munich, in “Abu Hassan” directed by Malte C. Lachmann and in “Der einsame Weg” (The lonely path), directed by Johanna Wehner both at Akademietheater Munich. Heiner has been ensemble member of Theater Freiburg since 2012.

 

 

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Stefanie Mrachacz

was born in the former GDR in 1985. She completed her Masters degree in Acting at the Zurich College of Arts. She also graduated from Hildesheim University with a degree in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice. During these studies, she had first acting experiences at Stadttheater Hildesheim, in short films and the Fringe Theatre scenes of Hanover, Hildesheim and Bonn. Stefanie has always been experimental in her forms of acting: She tried installations of the new Musiktheater (“winzig” by Tsangaris at Nationaltheater Mannheim), kids and adolescent theatre, dance theater, music-theatre-mash-ups or muscials (“Waits/Wilson” at Theater Luzern). She also tried novel adaptions, performative body studies but also performative plays such as Gorki, Shakespeare, Molière or Wedekind. Besides her membership of Theater Freiburg’s ensemble since 2014, Stefanie is a singer, theatre pedagogue, curator (LASS ES RAUS! at Gessnerallee Zurich) and organiser of artsitic urban space projects.

 

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Iris Melamed

was born in Munich in 1971. She conducted her acting training at Theaterakademie Ulm between 1991 and 1995. An engagement with the South-Thuringian State Theater Meiningen followed. From 1996 until 2011 Iris was established as part of the ensemble at Staatstheater Darmstadt – in 2011 she  became part of the ensemble of Theater Freiburg.

 

 

 

 

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Holger Kunkel

was born in Berlin in 1965. He studied Acting the Academy of Arts in Berlin and at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York. During his first theatre engagement with Wuppertaler Bühnen he was awarded the critics’ choice awar for the most talented young actor in North-Rhine -Westphalia. Between 1992 and 2007 Holger mostly worked as freelance actor at international festivals (e.g. Weimar, Rome, Haifa and Caracas). He worked with different directors such as Paolo Magelli, Katharina Thalbach, Dieter Giesing, David Bösch and Anselm Weber. He also played several roles in film and television (several “Tatort”-episodes, “Hitlerjunge Salomon”, “Lorenz im Land der Lügner”). Holger is member of the German Film Academy and lecturer at the Folkwang University of the Arts (Musical). Between 2007 and 2011 he was part of the ensemble at Schauspiel Essen while he visited regularly at the Schauspielhauses in Bochum and Köln. Since 2012 Holger is part of the Freiburger ensemble.