Interview: Anne Tismer

Photo: Anne TismerAnne Tismer is a renowned German actress, who for many years has worked with directors such as Frank Castorf, Peter Stein, Luc Bondy, Dieter Giesing and Thomas Ostermeier. She has performed the leading roles in Euripides’ Medea, Saint Joan of the Stockyards by Brecht, Lulu by Wedekind, and A Doll’s House by Ibsen. For the latter performance, she received the “Actress of the Year” German critics’ award in 2003. Most recently, Anne has embarked upon a radically new artistic venture: together with performance artist Rahel Savoldelli, she has founded a new theater group, called “Gutes Tun”, in Berlin.

In this interview Anne addresses questions about the production of 20th of November, a study of the teenage killer in the German highschool tragedy in 2006. The script is based on the boy’s diary and was written and directed by Lars Norén. The production opens the 2007 edition of the Nordwind Festival, and its concept fits in well with the main task of “Gutes Tun”, which Anne also talks about.

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