"Faust" Theater Prize Ceremony in Regensburg – Barbara Nüsse is the Best Actress


Michael Laages had a conversation with Britta Bürger

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Actress Barbara Nüsse In 2006, Virginia Woolf at the Berlin Renaissance Theater (Imaginary Stock and People)
Barbara Nüsse actress "The Faust" as Best Actress (Imaginary Set and People)

Composer Aribert Reimann received the "Der Faust" theater prize for his oeuvre. Barbara Nüsse is considered to be the best actress – it's actually a kind of life-time honors, says Michael Laages, theatrical critic.

"Barbara Nüsse has been a member of German houses for nearly 40 years and has lived for almost nine years in the Thalia Theater in Hali, and one of the essentials of women's modernism in German theater," says Michael Laages, theatrical critic. This year he received the German Theater Prize "Der Faust", the most significant German theater prize that was awarded this year in Regensburg. It was against the strong competition, says Laages. "It's very fun and enjoyable," he says. Nüsse was awarded with Prospero as "Der Sturm" at Thalia Theater in Hamburg.

The efficiency of theater is important

The director Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson was also pleased. The award was awarded in the "Edda" category. In his acceptance speech he said:

"The artistic process of theater is completely useless and in a world that is growing rapidly in economic efficiency, which almost destroys people, theatrical efficiency is the most important."

This year he first won the Perspective Award. "This is so important because it does not really belong to the activities of the stage club so far," says Laages.

To draw attention to the theater situation

The award was awarded to the "40,000 Theater Workers' Meeting with Representatives". This is an attempt to meet and talk to politicians about art making people. Politicians must be aware of the theater situation and have to win the theater.

"Faust" is a decade-long prize and is awarded in eight categories. The award is based on theatrical proposals, such as theater prizes for artists – but the theater can not propose its own production.

The entire "Faust" Gala is on November 4, 2018, in the digital documentation of Deutschlandfunk Kultur entitled "Documents and Debates".

Here's a look at this year's nominations and winners:

Lifetime Achievement: Aribert Reimann

Director: Drama:

Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson: "Edda", Hanover state view
Jo Fabian: "Uncle Wanja", Staatstheater Cottbus
Yael Ronen: "Rome Army", Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin

won: Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson "Die Edda", Staatsschauspiel Hannover

Actress / Performer:

Katja Bürkle, Franz Moor in "Die Räuber", Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel München
Wolfram Koch, Richard Duke, Gloucester, King Richard III. the "Richard III", the Schauspiel in Frankfurt
Nüsse Barbara, Prospero at "Der Sturm", Thalia Theater Hamburg

won: Barbara Nüsse at "Der Sturm", Thalia Theater in Hamburg

Director of the Music Theater:

Martin G. Berger, "Faust (Margaret)", theater and orchestra Heidelberg
Stefan Herheim, "Wozzeck", the German opera in Duisburg, Rhine Duisburg
Tobias Kratzer, "Götterdämmerung", Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

won: Tobias Kratzer with "Götterdämmerung", Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe

Singer Actress / Singer Performer Music Theater:

Amira Elmadfa, Clorinde in Rival, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatstheater Braunschweig
Kaiser Hammer, Penthesilea at "Penthesilea" at the Bonn Theater
Matthias Klink, Gustav von Aschenbach's "Death in Venice", Stuttgart Opera / Stuttgart Ballet

won: Matthias Klink on "Death in Venice", Stuttgart Opera / Stuttgart Ballet


Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, "Satyagraha", Komische Oper Berlin, co-production with Theater Basel and Opera Vlaanderen
Sharon Eyal, "Soul Chain", Staatstheater Mainz
Sasha Waltz, "Creature", Sasha Waltz & Guests, co-production at the St. Pölten Festspielhaus, the Les Théatres in Luxembourg and the Dijon Opéra, the Radialsystem

won: Sharon Eyal with "Soul Chain", Staatstheater Mainz

Actress / Performer Dance:

Adhonay Soares da Silva, "Dances at a Gathering" and "Initials R.B.M.E." "Begegnungen", in the two sections of the Stuttgart Ballet
Ramon A. John, Wanderer in "Winter Trip", Hessen State Ballet (Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / Staatstheater Darmstadt)
Stephanie Troy, Anna in "Seven Deadly Sin", Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

won: Ramon A. John, Wanderer in "Winter Trip", Hessen State Ballet (Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden / Staatstheater Darmstadt)

Director of the Children's and Youth Theater:

Anselm Dalferth, "What is Neverland?", Junges Theater Münster
Anna Konjetzky, "Run", Heilbronn Theater
Martina van Boxen, "Lindbergh – The Adventure of a Flying Adventurer", Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum

won: Martina van Boxen "Lindbergh – A Flying Adventurous Mouse", Junges Schauspielhaus Bochum

Stage / costume:

Alexandre Corazzola, stage / costume "Spring Awakening", Schauburg Munich
Jana Findeklee and River Tewes, costumes "Wilhelm Tell", Schauspiel Köln. Theatrical show at Theater Basel.
Jo Schramm, "Medea" stage, Staatsschauspiel Hannover

won: Jana Findeklee and River Tewes for "Wilhelm Tell", Schauspiel Köln. Theatrical show at Theater Basel.


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