Bernadette Sonnenbichler

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Bernadette Sonnenbichler (* 1982 in Munich ) is a German theater and radio play director .


Sonnenbichler studied directing at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna from 2001–2005 . Her final production was invited to the Körber Studio Junge Regie festival in Hamburg in 2005 . During her studies she directed several radio plays for Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and published a screenplay for The Man Without Characteristics by Robert Musil for Sonderzahl Verlag Vienna. Anna Badora brought her to the Schauspielhaus Graz as an assistant director from 2006–2008 , where several productions followed. She has been a freelance director since 2008.

Productions u. a. at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus , Berliner Ensemble , Schauspiel Stuttgart , Schauspiel Frankfurt , Staatstheater Nürnberg , Theater Heidelberg , Schauspielhaus Graz , Theater Aachen , Theater Münster , Residenztheater Munich and at the Schauspielhaus Vienna .

As a radio play director, she regularly works for the broadcasters of BR , HR and SWR .

In 2015 and 2016, Sonnenbichler worked as a guest lecturer at the UdK Berlin .

Since the 2016/17 season she has been in-house director at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus .

Her radio plays have won several awards, including radio play of the month in 2007 and 2010 , the German Audio Book Prize in 2008 and the Authors' Prize in 2010 . Your production "Das Himbeerreich" was invited to the NRW-Theatertreffen in 2014. Sonnenbichler lives in Berlin.

Productions (selection)

  • 2014: The eternal philistine from Ödön von Horvath , Bayerischer Rundfunk
  • 2014: Invitation to the NRW Theatertreffen with Das Himbeerreich, Theater Aachen
  • 2015: Master and Margarita after Michail Bulgakow , Theater Aachen
  • 2015: Outside in front of Wolfgang Borchert's door , Theater Münster
  • 2015: Bird migration by Sybille Lewitscharoff , Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk
  • 2016: German lesson based on Siegfried Lenz , Theater Aachen
  • 2016: Drunk by Iwan Wyrypajew, Schauspielhaus Graz
  • 2016: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare , Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
  • 2017: i. A beginning (premiere) by Marianna Salzmann , Schauspiel Frankfurt
  • 2017: Pension Schöller to Laufs / Jacoby, State Theater Nuremberg
  • 2017: The Steppenwolf based on Hermann Hesse , Theater Heidelberg
  • 2017: Fabian or The Walk to the Dogs based on the novel by Erich Kästner, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
  • 2018: People, Places and Things (DSE) by Duncan McMillan, Berliner Ensemble
  • 2018: Die Mitwisser (UA) by Philip Löhle, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
  • 2018: Bei Trost, original radio play by Naema Gabriel, Hessischer Rundfunk
  • 2018: Zimmerstunde, original radio play by Marlene Streeruwitz, Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk
  • 2019: The misanthropist by Moliere, Schauspiel Stuttgart
  • 2019: The salvage of the landscape, oroginal radio play by Magdalena Schregel, Bayerischer Rundfunk


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