This season, Schauspiel Leipzig continues a cooperation that has existed since 1965: Studio Leipzig. After two years of basic training at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” (HMT), nine students of the Institute for Drama “Hans Otto” will continue their education at Studio Leipzig and therefore in the very heart of the theatre.

During the second half of their training, the students will perform in repertory productions, have lessons with experienced colleagues from the acting company and show the results in public auditions and their own Studio Production at Diskothek. Actor Annett Sawallisch and dramaturg Matthias Döpke are Studio Leipzig’s directors.

Under the title of “Studio”, the students show their work on various stages of the theatre at regular intervals: They present their scene and monologue studies, Studio-shows that they have devised completely by themselves as well as small-scale scenic works or music projects.

The first of their two seasons at Schauspiel Leipzig will begin in very different productions for the eight students of Studio Leipzig: The studio members will contribute to both “Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui (The resistible Rise of Arturo Ui)”, “America”, “Cabaret” and “Das Gespenst von Canterville (The Canterville Ghost)”. Highlights of their season will be the premiere of their studio production in March and their participation at the Theatertreffen of German-language acting students in June.

Studio Leipzig’s members are:

Bruno Akkan
Louise Sophie Arnold
Luca-Noél Bock
Aicha-Maria Bracht
Joshua Dahmen
Sasha Hayes
Fritz Manhenke
Emmeline Puntsch