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Herbert Fritsch

Herbert Fritsch, born in Augsburg in 1951, completed his acting training at the Otto Falckenberg Schule in Munich. After that he played on various big stages in Germany and abroad. From 1993 to 2007 he was one of the most influential actors at the Berliner Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz under Frank Castorf. Since his departure from the Volksbühne, Herbert Fritsch has worked as a director on numerous theatre and opera stages, where he has always designed the stage sets for his productions. His productions have already been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen seven times: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (Theater Oberhausen) in 2011 and The Beaver Coat by Gerhart Hauptmann (Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin), since 2012 with productions at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, such as Die (s)panische Fliege by Franz Arnold and Ernst Bach (2012), Murmel Murmel nach Dieter Roth (2013), Ohne Titel Nr. 1 – eine Oper von Herbert Fritsch (2014), der die mann after Konrad Bayer (2016) and Pfusch by Herbert Fritsch (2017). At the same time, Herbert Fritsch works as a media artist in the field of photography and video technology and showed exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland with photographic works and computer animations. In 2009, the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen dedicated a retrospective to his complete cinematic oeuvre. In 2009 he was awarded the Gordana-Kosanović-Schauspieler-Preis. He was named Stage Designer of the Year by Theater heute in 2012 and 2013. In 2017 he received the Theaterpreis Berlin. Die Philosophie im Boudoir in the 2018/2019 season is his first work as a director at Schauspielhaus Bochum. Furthermore, the Schauspielhaus Bochum takes Murmel Murmel from the Volksbühne into the repertoire.

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