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INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY DROSENDORF
ACING CLASS with KATHARINA STEMBERGER (in German & English language)
17 to 24 July 2016 at Drosendorf Castle - Seminar Room
Stemberger about her class: "I want to invite you: to come closer
to yourself by playing a role through a selected figure.
appeals to you, which ever character you choose: It could have more in
common with yourself than you could possibly imagine. Together we will
work on different scenes, humorous as well as dramatic. And we will
certainly find the actor/actress in us. Dreamy. Playful. Courageous.
Or, would you simply prefer to feel more confident on stage? Delivering a lecture, a presentation or speech? Together, we will discuss these themes and, by practicing playful exercises, reach the goal of being more comfortable in front of an audience."
17 July Arrival and welcome of the participants
18-23 July 9:00-12:00 Working in the group - 12:00-13:00 Lunch break - 13:00-16:00 Indicidual lessons
24July, afternoon Final presentation. Each participant will be given the chance to perform in a scene.
born in Vienna and lives in Vienna and London. Before she dedicated
herself to being an actress she studied cello in Vienna as well as in
Salzburg. If one asked her what
exactly her profession is, she would answer: “No matter if I am acting
in a theatre play, or in a film or if I am reciting
– I am always telling the people a story – this means, I am a
repertoire includes TV entertainment e. g. Der Winzerkönig (The king
of the wintners), Soko Kitzbühel, Zwei Väter
einer Tochter (Two fathers of one doughter) as
well as character parts for all TV stations in German language Brennendes
Herz (Burning heart)
Der Bockerer, Am Seil (On the rope) but
also main roles on theatre stages, such as Saint Joan in George Bernard
Shaw’s play Saint Joan , Yvette in Bertold Brecht’s Mutter
Courage und ihre Kinder (Mother Courage and her children)
or Jugend (Youth) in
Ferdinand Raimund’s The girl from the land of the Fairies (Das Mädchen
aus der Feenwelt) or
The farmer as a millionaire (Der Bauer als Millionär). Moreover
she appeared – in collaboration with her mother Christa, her father in
law Kurt Schwertsik and her sister Julia – as an actress as well as a
producer in The Mikado or One day
in Titipu by Gilbert and Sullivan, Abduhenendas
missratene Töchter (Abduhenendas illbred doughters) by Fritz
von Herzmanovsky-Orlando and Tannhäuser oder
Die Keilerei auf der Wartburg (Tannhäuser or Fisticuffs at Wartburg Castle)
by Johann Nestroy. In
2012 she had a tremendous success in the main role of Die Päpstin
(The female Pope) directed by Alexander Hauer. The same year her
solo program Wieviel ist das in Schuhen? (How much is this in
shoes?) with texts by Ildikó
von Kürthy und Sophie Kinsella started. Katharina Stemberger has
been on stage in London and guarantees for a full house when she appears
in Vienna’s English Theatre, e. g. in God of Carnage or in
Agatha Christies Witness for the Prosecution – two
plays representing the broad range of her artistic skills.
Katharina Stemberger was invited by Salzburg Festival to participate in
the new and fanciful production of Jedermann
by Hofmannsthal, directed by Julian Crouch und Brian Mertes. Since
2014 she also is a moderator for the station Servus TV in the Salzburg
Festival Matinee. A large number of audience attended her
performance of Abra (text by
Doron Rabinovic , directed by Jaqueline Kornmüller) at
Kunsthistorisches Museum in
Vienna (Museum of the History of the Arts). This
was part of the production Ganymed
Goes Europe .
Katharina Stemberger is also a professor at Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien (Vienna Conservatory). She engages herself in social as well as medical projects. Since 2012 she also produces her own films in order to communicate European ideals and thoughts. She can be seen as an excellent networker.
a story-teller – that‘s her life!
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