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Contemporary Austrian Theatre: Ewald Palmetshofer

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Start:
Jun 23, 2011
End:
Jun 23, 2011
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater
Ewald Palmetshofer Photo courtesy of the Artist

Ewald Palmetshofer
Photo courtesy of the Artist

Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer, named “most promising author of the year” in 2008, has been provoking and challenging audiences with his plays since 2007’s award-winning hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft (hamlet is dead. no gravity). With new works premiering at Vienna’s Schauspielhaus and other major theatres, Palmetshofer is Austrian theatre’s most exciting new voice. Featuring a reading from Palmetshofer’s work directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky. Presented in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, AO International and S. Fischer Verlag/Frankfurt.

Born in Linz in 1978, Ewald Palmetshofer’s plays have been produced throughout Austria and Germany over the last five years. His play hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft (hamlet is dead. no gravity, 2007) was invited to the Mülheimer Theatertage and faust hat hunger und verschluckt sich an einer grete, which had its world premiere in April 2009 at the Schauspielhaus in Vienna, was invited to the Mülheimer Theatertage in 2010. In 2010/11 the author is working as author-in-residence at the Nationaltheater Mannheim.

Dmitry Troyanovsky                                                                                                                                        Photo courtesy of the Artist

Dmitry Troyanovsky
Photo courtesy of the Artist

Dmitry Troyanovsky’s directing credits include Melissa Cooper’s Antigone Now, Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal, Euripides’ The Bacchae, Vassily Sigarev’s Plasticine, Alexander Ostrovsky’s The Forest, Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, and Dürrenmatt’s The Visit. He led workshops and developed new theatrical material at institutions such as Baryshnikov Arts Center,  American Repertory Theatre Institute, 92Y, The Lee Strasberg Institute, SoHo Rep Summer Camp, St. Petersburg State University (Russia), Fisher Arts Center at Bard College, and Brown University.  In addition to theatre, he has created installation and performance art projects such as Herzstuck at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.  Dmitry has taught at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts, Bard College, and Marymount Manhattan College.  He is an MFA graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia.

 

                                                                                                                                      

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!