10.ilb - 15.09 bis 26.10.10 - Focus Osteuropa
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Frank Arnold

Frank Arnold, born in Berlin, studied philosophy and drama at the Free University, Berlin and acting at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. He has performed on stages in Berlin, Heidelberg and Düsseldorf and worked as theatre director and dramatic advisor in Munich, Berlin, Zurich and Vienna. He has also put on several operas and was visiting lecturer at Trinity College, Dublin. Thanks to dozens of radio and television programmes as well as radio plays and recorded readings, his voice has become one of the most well-known in Germany. Frank Arnold lives in Berlin.

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Tina Engel

Tina Engel, born in Hanover in 1950, earned a degree in acting from the Academy for Music and Theatre in Hanover. She was member of the Berliner Schaubühne from 1976 to 1999 and was later part of the Residenztheater in Munich and the Zurich Schauspielhaus among others. She has also worked as a director since 2001 in Stuttgart, Zürich and Berlin's Renaissance Theatre. Tina Engel is likewise known for her many television and film productions, among them »The Tin Drum«. She works as a freelance lecturer at the Ernst Busch Academy for Drama and lives in Berlin.

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Margarita Broich

Margarita Broich, born in Westerwald in 1960, first studied photo design at the University of Applied Sciences in Dortmund. She worked as theatre photographer for Claus Peymann in Bochum for two years before studying acting at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Margarita Broich has worked for theatre greats such as Einar Schleef, Heiner Müller, George Tabori, Bob Wilson and Christoph Schlingensief. She has, in addition, starred as an actress in many film and television productions. Margarita Broich lives in Berlin.

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Sabine Falkenberg

Sabine Falkenberg was born in 1966 and left the Stage School of Music, Dance and Drama in Hamburg to pursue a career in acting. Following many important performances on different stages in Hamburg, Hanover and Kiel, she began to have lead roles in 2003 in television and as a dubbing voice for actresses such as Helen Hunt and Shirley MacLaine.

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Nina Hoger

Nina Hoger, born in Hamburg in 1961, began her career in television in 1979 with the film »Fallstudien« and debuted on screens in 1986 with »Madonna Mann«. Many performances followed thereafter, among them »Tatort«, »Bela Block«, »Dr. Sommerfeld« and »Kommissarin Goedeke« (leading role), as well as in »Die Bertinis« and »Vier Meerjungfrauen« together with her mother Hannelore Hoger. She has also performed at the Freie Volksbühne in Berlin. In 1983 she received the Federal Film Prize for her role in »Flucht nach vorn« and in 2001 was awarded the Robert Geisendörfer Prize for her role in the television film »Enthüllungen einer Ehe«. Nina Hoger lives in Berlin.

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Kathleen Gallego Zapata

Kathleen Gallego Zapata received her training as actress in Berlin. For the past three years she has been performing throughout Germany and Switzerland with the production »Traumfrau Mutter« and has also appeared in numerous television series (among them »SOKO Leipzig«, »Heidi M« and »Großstadtrevier«) as well as in films by Sönke Wortmann, Aelrun Goette and Eoin Moore.

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Astrid Gorvin

Astrid Gorvin, born in Göttingen, studied acting at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. She has worked in Frankfurt and in Berlin with directors such as Hansgünther Heyme, Uwe-Eric Laufenberg, Robert Wilson and, in particular, Einar Schleef (»Macht Nichts« by Elfriede Jelinek at the Berliner Ensemble). Apart from her readings she is pursuing various freelance projects and is currently performing at various festivals as part of a Robert Walser collage entitled »Mikrogramme«. Astrid Gorvin lives in Berlin.

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Alexandra Kamp

Alexandra Kamp studied at the Parisian acting school Les Cours Florent, among other places. Her first principal television role was in Ernst Josef Laucher’s melodrama “Ich liebe eine Hure” (1998). Alongside further cinema and TV roles such as “Riches, Belles et Cruelles”, or “Antonia – Zwischen Liebe und Macht”, she appeared on stage in the Festspielhaus Neuschwanstein in the musical “Ludwig 2”, and at the Berlin art centre Tacheles in the dance show “Benefit”. Alexandra Kamp also conducts readings, most recently at the Anne Frank Centre in Berlin during the "Lange Nacht der Museen".

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Stella Hilb

Stella Hilb was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1986 and studied Acting at the Konrad Wolf High School for Film and Television in Potsdam Babelsberg. In addition to theatre and film productions she has worked as a reader for, among others, the international literature festival in Berlin, and has done voiceovers for films and audio book productions. The actress lives in Berlin.

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Geno Lechner

Geno Lechner began her career in theatre. She performed in the premiere of »Taking Sides« in London under the direction of Harold Pinter and also acted in Paris for a year with Michel Bouquet and Claude Brasseur. She had the leading role in »The Forest«, directed by Robert Wilson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and since 1990 has worked primarily for film, starring in »Schindler's List« and Hal Hartley's »Flirt«. She has also worked with Peck, Askarian, Thome, Bergman and Zauberman, and had the leading role in the New York production of »Love« by Vladan Nicolic and in »Going Under« by Eric Werthman.

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Burghart Klaußner

Burghart Klaußner, born in Berlin in 1949, received his training as actor at Berlin's Max Reinhardt School and has performed on stages in Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Zurich, Hanover and Bochum among others. He became known to television audiences through his appearances in »Tatort« and »Adelheid und ihre Mörder«, and can also be seen in many films, among them »Goodbye Lenin« (2003), »Die fetten Jahren sind vorbei« (German Film Prize as Best Supporting Role in 2005) and »Requiem« (2006). At this year's film festival in Locarno he was awarded best leading role for his performance in »Der Mann von der Botschaft«. He launched his successful directorial debut with the play »Die Ziege oder wer ist Sylvia«, by Edward Albee, performed at the Kammerspiele in Hamburg. Burghart Klaußner lives in Hamburg and Berlin.

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Mathias Kopetzki

Mathias Kopetzki, born in 1973, studied acting at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has performed in many theatres, among them the Berliner Ensemble, Cologne Schauspiel, Bremen Theatre and the Salzburg Festival, and worked for directors Peter Zadek, Robert Wilson, Peter Stein and Claus Peymann. Kopetzki has been involved in numerous film, television and radio productions and has also given many readings.

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Naomi Krauss

Naomi Krauss, born in Basle in 1967, graduated from the Acting Academy in Zurich. She has performed on stages such as the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, the Deutsches Theatre in Berlin, the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Renaissance Theatre in Berlin under the direction of Peter Stein, Andrea Breth, Jürgen Gosch and Dimiter Gotchev among others. Ever since her role in the successful television film »Lieb mich!« (1999) by Maris Pfeiffer, Naomi Krauss has worked more for television. She lives in Berlin.

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Friedhelm Ptok

Friedhelm Ptok, born in Hamburg, began his theatre career in Ulm in 1959. He performed in Bremen (with director Peter Zadek), Stuttgart, Munich (with director Fritz Kortner), Hamburg and Berlin. He has played many roles in both film and television productions as well as series, among them »Strohfeuer« (1972) and »Kaltgestellt« (1980), and most recently in the soap opera »Julia – Wege zum Glück«. His work »in front of the microphone«, which he has described as his third passion along with theatre performance and film and television production, has captivated listeners big and small. In 2004 his recording of the text »Lippel's Traum« by Paul Maar was nominated Children's Audio Book of the Year. He has been reading for the international literature festival berlin since 2001 and lives in Berlin.

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Sven Philipp

Sven Philipp, born in Berlin in 1971, earned a degree in acting from the Academy for Music and Theatre in Leipzig. He has performed at theatres in Leipzig, Zurich and Hanover and most recently took part in Hans Werner Kroesinger's play »Zu treuen Händen« at the theatre Hebbel am Ufer as well as at Deutsches Theater in Berlin. Sven Philipp lives in Berlin, where he works as an actor and public speaker.

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Susanna Kraus

Susanna Kraus earned a degree in acting from the distinguished Otto Falkenberg School in Munich and subsequently performed with the Munich Kammerspiele. She has performed on stages including the Schauspielhaus in Bochum, the Deutsches Theatre in Berlin, the Schiller Theatre in Berlin and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz under the direction of Benno Besson, Dimiter Gotchev and Frank Castorf among others. Television audiences know her from the numerous series and film appearances she has made. Susanna Kraus lives in Berlin.

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Ulrich Matthes

Ulrich Matthes, born in Berlin, is one of Germany's most important actors. Following performances in Düsseldorf, Munich, Berlin and Vienna he has been a permanent member of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin since 2004/05, where he has appeared in many productions as well as carried out his own directing, in 2003. He was awarded the Gertrud Eysoldt Ring in 2005 as well as the distinction Actor of the Year for his role as George in Edward Albee's play »Wer hat Angst vor Virginia Woolf«. He has also often appeared on television and in movies, among them »Winterschläfer« (1997), »Der Untergang« (2004) and »Der Neunte Tag« (2004). Recordings of his readings of texts by Thomas Bernhard, Albert Camus, Haruki Murakami and others number among the most outstanding German-speaking audio books. Ulrich Matthes lives in Berlin.

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Marie Löcker

Born in Oberndorf near Salzburg, Marie Löcker studied at the renowned Westphalian school of acting at Bochum. She has played at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, on the stages of Wuppertal, at the Berliner Ensemble and at the Volksbühne Berlin.

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Rike Schmid

Rike Schmid can be seen as an actress in television series, including the lead in the ZDF crime show »Die Augenzeugin« (tr.: The eyewitness), as well as in independent cinema productions. She also performed in theatre plays such as the generational portrait »Wir« (tr.: We), directed by Martin Gypkens, the theatre adaptation »Baal« (dir. Uwe Janson) and the Third Reich epic »Hitlerkantate« (tr.: Hitler Cantata) by Jutta Brückner. In 2010 she can be seen in the RTL production »Ausgerechnet Afrika« (tr.: Africa, of all places), among others. In addition to acting, she graduated in Sociology in 2009.

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Susanne Lothar

Susanne Lothar, born in Hamburg in 1960, studied at the Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts in Hamburg and has appeared in plays in Hamburg, Vienna, Stuttgart, Salzburg and Berlin. She has received many awards, including Actress of the Year for her sensational role in »Lulu« by Peter Zadek. Her work in television and film includes appearances in »Tatort« and in the films »Eisenhans« (Federal Film Prize 1983), »Funny Games« (1997), »Die Klavierspielerin« (2001), »Der Stellvertreter« (2002) and »Schneeland« (2005). She has also recorded many radio plays. Susanne Lothar lives in Berlin.

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Roland Schäfer

Roland Schäfer, actor and director, has worked with Heyme, Fassbinder, Stein, Grüber, Dresen, Kruse, Bondy and Clever at theatres in Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Bochum. He has appeared in numerous television and film productions, among them films by Harun Farocki, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Heinrich Breloer, and Horst Königstein. His own productions have been put on in Düsseldorf, Recklinghausen, Berlin, Bremen, Basle, Cologne and Salzburg. Schäfer has been guest professor in Berlin and Hamburg several times and since 2003 at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He lives in Berlin.

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Ilona Schulz

Ilona Schulz was born in Kassel and studied singing and acting in Mannheim and Stuttgart. She still performs as actress on various stages, as well as as singer and narrator in diverse radio plays and books and, as of a few years, as cabaret performer too.

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Oliver Rohrbeck

Oliver Rohrbeck was born in Berlin in 1965. He had his first experience as public speaker at the age of seven, leading to further roles, and although he took a degree in acting he works above all in dubbing and as director. He also runs the Eavesdropper Lounge, in which he stages radio plays as live events.

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Tamara Stern

Tamara Stern was born in Berlin and grew up in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, where she received a degree in Acting and performed for several years as part of the renowned ensemble of the Gesher Theater/Israel. In 2000 she received the Israeli theatre prize for up-and-coming actress. She has been back in Berlin since 2003 and has performed, among other things, this past summer as Pirate Jenny in Dominique Horwitz's production of the Threepenny Opera. Tamara Stern has been reading for the international literature festival berlin since its first year.

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Katharina Thalbach

Katharina Thalbach was born in East Berlin in 1954. She is the daughter of Brechtian actress Sabine Thalbach and the director Benno Besson. In 1969, at age 15, she made her debut in the Berliner Ensemble as “Polly” in the “Three Penny Opera.” Since then, she has performed in all the major theaters in Germany. For her portrayal of Käthchen von Heilbronn she was awarded the title “Actress of the Year.” She also appeared in many TV and feature films, including “The Tin Drum” (1979), “Domino” (1982), “Paradise” (1986), “Sonnenallee” (1999), and “Kabale und Liebe” (2005). Recently she won the Bavarian Film Prize for Best Leading Actress in “Strike” (2007). Katharina Thalbach directs plays as well as operas and lends her voice to many audio books.

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Nina West

Nina West was already involved in the Salzburg Theatre Festival when she graduated from the Mozarteum University of Music and Performing Arts in. She performed thereafter in theatres from Düsseldorf and Wilhelmshaven to Berlin. In 1997 she switched from the stage to the camera and began working for German television. Since 1998, Nina West has become known as a radio and television presenter but she also maintains a presence in more independent projects. She lives in Berlin.

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Robert Wolfram

Robert Wolfram was born in 1972. He studied acting at the Arts Academy in Berlin and then performed at the Deutsches Theater as well as in Stendal and Bern. The freelance actor has appeared in various film and television productions since 2002.

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Martin Jankowski

Martin was born in Greifswald, in 1965, and lives in Berlin. Since 1985 he has been active as a singer and poet in Leipzig’s political underground. He has been living as a novelist in Berlin since 1995. He has published songs, poems, essays, stories and the books “Rabet oder Das Verschwinden einer Himmelsrichtung“ (1999), “Indonesisches Sekundenbuch“ (poetry, 2005), “Mäuse“ (novella, 2006), “Der Tag, der Deutschland veränderte“ (essays, 2007). Jankowski hosts two monthly literary salons and directs the Berliner Literarische Aktion e.V. Since 2001 he has worked in the team of the international literature festival berlin and founded, among other things, the "International SLAM!Revue" and the reading series in prisons "Literature behind bars".

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Franziska Herrmann

Franziska Herrmann grew up in Frankfurt/Main, and studied drama at the Bavarian August Everding Theatre School in Munich until 2005. She has performed at the Schauspiel Frankfurt, Volksbühne Berlin, Prinzregententheater in Munich and at the Bad Hersfeld Festival. Her own works ‘The Audience’ and ‘Der Muskelkater der Sailermoon’ were invited to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh and to the Box of Deutsches Theater in May 2012. Hermann has lived in Berlin since 2011.

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