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Alejandro Quintana

 

Production

Alejandro Quintana was born in Chile in 1951. He studied acting in Santiago de Chile and emigrated to the GDR in 1973. From 1974 to 1981 he was an actor and director at the Volkstheater Rostock (Popular Theatre Rostock) and an acting lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (College for Music and Theatre). He initially worked as a director at the Theater der Freundschaft Berlin before moving to the Berlin Ensemble for ten years, where he also studied at the Berlin Regieinstitut (Director Institut). From 1993 to 1998 he was director at the Staatstheater Cottbus (State Theatre Cottbus), from 1998 to 2000 artistic director at the Volkstheater Rostock (Popular Theatre Rostock), from 2000 to 2003 senior director at the Staatstheater Cottbus (State Theatre Cottbus) and from 2008 to 2016 acting director at the Theater Heilbronn. He has also worked as a freelance director in Chemnitz, Rudolstadt, Stuttgart, Halle, Esslingen, Senftenberg, Schwerin and Rostock as well as in Sweden, the USA and Chile.

In 1985 Quintana was awarded the director's prize of the Berlin critics and in 1986 the culture prize of the GDR. He also worked as a film director. For television he directed The Beast after a Brecht narrative. For this he received the director's prize at the European Television Festival in Plovdiv. He was also the director of the ZDF television series Karfunkel, for which he also received two awards.

Alejandro Quintana returns to the Mecklenburg State Theatre with Edmond Rostand's romantic comedy CYRANO DE BERGERAC, which is performed under Schwerin's sky as a part of the SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN 2019 in the courtyard of the fairytale castle.

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Henrike Engel

 

Stage Set

Henrike Engel was born in Duisburg in 1962. After studying costume design at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung (University of Applied Sciences for Design) in Hamburg , she worked as a stage design assistant at Schauspiel Bonn and Schauspiel Frankfurt. Since then she has worked as a stage and costume designer in many German-speaking countries, including Hamburg, Bremen, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Düsseldorf, Bochum, Essen, Halle, Leipzig, Vienna and Zurich. She has longterm working relationships with directors such as Karin Henkel, Jessica Steinke, Philippe Besson and Tilman Gersch. At the Landestheater Rudolstadt (State Theatre Rudolstadt) she designed stage and costumes for Alejandro Quintana's productions of Bulgakov's DER MEISTER UND MARGARITA and HASE, HASE.

In Schwerin she already designed the set for DIE ORESTIE (production Tilman Gersch) at the Grand House. For CYRANO DE BERGERAC she designed the stage and costumes for the SCHLOSSFESTSPIELEN SCHWERIN 2019.

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Jenny Flügge

 

Dramaturgy

Jenny Flügge, born 1977, studied theatre, film and media studies and American studies in Frankfurt am Main and was co-founder of the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection. After assisting at the Frankfurt Opera and spielzeiteuropa (Berliner Festspiele), she worked as assistant director at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. From 2009 to 2011 she was the organiser of the Heidelberg Stückemarkt and artistic production manager of "Familienbande", a two-year theatre partnership with Teatron Beit Lessin, Tel Aviv. At the Staatstheater Karlsruhe in 2011/2012 she was in charge of a series of guest performances, the European Cultural Days, the Handel Festival, a playwright festival and a city project. In the 2012/2013 season she worked as a freelance production manager in Vienna, at the Junge Oper Stuttgart and at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven. In 2014 she moved to the Kunstfest Weimar as artistic production manager, where she realised projects with Rimini Protokoll, matthaei & konsorten, Mats Staub and Robert Schuster.

Since the 2016/2017 season Jenny Flügge has been engaged as dramaturge in Schwerin.

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Nina Steinhilber

 

Dramaturgy

Nina Steinhilber studied German, English and History in Frankfurt am Main and subsequently worked as a press officer for Kinothek Asta Nielsen e. V., a cinema founded in Frankfurt. From 2003 to 2006 she worked under Elisabeth Schweeger as artistic production manager and dramaturgy assistant at Schauspiel Frankfurt. During this time she assisted Alvis Hermanis, supervised projects by Matthias von Hartz and Carmen Brucic as production manager and worked as dramaturge on works by Simon Solberg, Jan Neumann, Armin Petras, Florian von Hoermann and Martin Nimz. She then worked as a dramaturg at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden (2006 to 2009), under Peter Spuhler at the Theater Heidelberg as well as at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (2009 to 2013) and most recently at the Theater Bonn (2013 to 2016). During this time she worked with directors such as Yael Ronen, Nina Gühlstorff, Martin Nimz, Sarantos Zervoulakos, Tomas Schweigen, Sebastian Schug, Patrick Wengenroth, Alice Buddeberg, Sebastian Kreyer, Mirja Biel, Katja Wolff and Bernhard Mikeska.

Since the 2016/2017 season, Nina Steinhilber has been the leading dramaturge at the Mecklenburg State Theatre.

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Klaus Figge

 

Fencing Choreography

Klaus Figge, born in Essen, studied at the Sports University of Cologne (Diploma 1968) and passed his State Examination in History at the University of Cologne in 1970.
From 1971 to 2015 he taught stage fighting at the Folkwang University of the Arts. As a choreographer for fencing and fighting scenes, Klaus Figge works at German-language theatres and opera houses from Berlin and Hamburg to Vienna and Zurich. He has also performed at the Salzburg Festival (drama and opera), the Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival), the Ruhrtriennale and the Bad Hersfeld Festival. From 2002 to 2014 Figge was also regularly employed at the Nibelungenfestspiele Worms. He has also worked for various film and television productions. In Berlin he choreographed for example at the Schaubühne, the Schiller Theater, the Berliner Ensemble, the Deutsches Theater, the Maxim Gorki Theater, the Deutsche Oper and the Staatsoper. His first production in Berlin was in 1982 at the Schaubühne HAMLET (R: K. M. Grüber), his last ELIZAVETA BAM (R: Christian Weise) in 2018 at the Maxim Gorki Theater. In Hamburg he has worked at the Thalia Theater, the Schauspielhaus and the Staatsoper. His first production was in 1984 ROMEO AND JULIA at the Thalia Theater, his last 2017 CYRANO (R: Leander Haußmann / C: Jens Harzer) also at the Thalia Theater. From 17 productions at the Burgtheater and the Akademietheater Vienna his first was 1984 LEBEN EIN TRAUM (R: Michael Gruner) and his last was 2014 LEAR (R: Peter Stein). In Zurich he choreographed at the Schauspielhaus and the Opernhaus. His first production at the Schauspielhaus in 1993 was DIE RÄUBER (R: U. E. Laufenberg) and his last in 2018 was HAMLET (R: Barbara Frey).
In the new federal states of Germany Figge has worked at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and at the Semperoper as well as at the theatres in Leipzig, Weimar, Halle, Magdeburg, Dessau and Meiningen. Figge has choreographed a total of 12 fencing scenes in CYRANO productions, including 1986 at the Akademietheater Vienna (C: Joachim Bißmeier), 1990 at the Residenztheater Munich (C: Wolfgang Hinze), 2011 at the Schauspielhaus Bochum (C: Armin Rohde) and 2017 at the Thalia Theater Hamburg (C: Jens Harzer). The open-air production of CYRANO DE BERGERAC for the SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN 2019 is his first work at the Mecklenburg State Theatre.