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Jobst Langhans

Born 1955 (director, actor, drama teacher)
Studied Church music and philosophy, private drama training with Else Bongers and Jürgen v. Alten. Has been engaged by various stages in Berlin, Germany and abroad as actor and director. 1983-95 director of the theaterforum kreuzberg. Since 1984 director of the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin. Initiator and organiser of the first International Michael Tschechow Conference in Berlin in 1992 and the fourth Michael Chekhov Workshop (MCIW) in Berlin in 1995. 1992-95 Minister or the International Michael Chekhov Association. Since 1998 director of the WERKBÜHNE BERLIN. Guest lecturer/director at drama schools in Germany and abroard. Director of masterclasses in Moscow, London, Madrid, Riga, Glasgow, Amsterdam, New York, Zagreb, Helsinki, Istanbul and others. Master lecturer/teacher of the Michael Chekhov Association - USA. Training partner for organizational development.

Director of MTSB - Subjects: Chekhov Training, Scene Work, Theory, Directing, Judo

Beate Krützkamp

Born 1961 (Teacher of speech and drama)
Studied speech and drama at Alanus University, Alfter/Bonn.
Teacher at the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin and at the University of the Arts, Berlin (for breath, voice and text in the Department of Theatre Education).
Theater projects with students and disabled persons.
Since 1989 - 'Scenic literature projects'.

Subjects: Speech, scene reading

Sarah Kane

Born 1952 (Artistic Associate, Acting and Speech)
Trained in Rudolf and Marie Steiner's Creative Speech and in Michael Chekhov's approach to acting and theater in Germany, Switzerland and Britain.
From 1989-96 she was head of the Speech and Drama program at Emerson College, UK, where she taught Creative Speech and Michael Chekhov's approach to acting, and researched their interconnections. Ms. Kane co-founded The Michael Chekhov Centre UK in 1995, to promote and develop Chekhov's artistic legacy; she then founded 'threshold theatre' in 1997, to further investigate Chekhov's techniques in rehearsal and performance. She performed regularly as a speaker for movement companies and as an actor in the UK for fifteen years. Ms. Kane became a freelance teacher, director and performer between 1996 and 2002, working regularly in Europe, Britain and the United States. She taught Creative Speech at the University of Plymouth, UK, and the Chekhov approach at Cygnet Training Theatre in Exeter and at The London Centre for Theatre Studies. In 2002 she became Artistic Associate at the Stanislavsky Theater Studio in Washington DC, with responsibility for ensemble speech and acting, as well as performing and directing in the company.

Subjects: Tschechow Training, scene work, project work

Andrea Pinkowski

Born 1966 (actress)
Studied acting at Neue Münchner Schauspielschule. She won the award "Förderpreis des Theaters der Landeshauptstadt München".
She has been working at Staatstheater Stuttgart, Sophiensaele Berlin, Bochum, Theater Magdeburg, Schauspiel Kiel, Staatstheater Oldenburg a. o.

Subjects: Scene work

Ilse Ritter

Born 1944 (actress)
She started her carreer in 1963 at Stadttheater Darmstadt, where she has been working until 1967. After that, she worked at Wuppertaler Bühnen, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Schaubühne Berlin, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Burgtheater Wien.
In 1985 and 1994 she was actress of the year.
She is member of the Free Academie of Arts Hamburg and the German Academie of performing arts. Today she is member of the Ensemble of the Berliner Ensemble.
Thomas Bernhard wrote the play "Ritter, Dene, Voss" which was dedicated to Kirsten Dene, Gert Voss and Ilse Ritter. The Play was directed by Claus Peymann and performed in 1986 at the Salzburg Festival.
She has been working with directors like Hans Bauer, Luc Bondy, Klaus Michael Grüber, Matthias Hartmann, Christoph Marthaler, Hans Neuenfels, Claus Peymann, Peter Stein, Jossi Wieler, Wilfried Minks, Robert Wilson, Peter Zadek und Armin Holz.

Subjects: Scene work

Beatrice Scharmann

Born 1961 (self-employed director and production assistent)
Studied at the MTSB. Worked with Giorgio Stehler at the Teatre I'Odeon Paris and with Michael Gruner at the Staatstheater Stuttgart and worked at the Deutsches Theater Berlin.
Assistant at the Staartstheater Stuttgart, Landestheater Neustrelitz Mecklenburg, and with films. Engaged as director by Landestheater Neustrelitz Mecklenburg, Theater Halberstadt, etc. Has had several productions of musicals, opera and speech theatre. Casting agent for ZDF.

Subjects: Scene work, Directing

Justus Carrière

Born 1956 (actor, director)
Studied at Hochschule Ernst Busch, Berlin.
Acting engagements: Faust-Ensemble Peter Stein, Volksbühne Berlin, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Stadttheater Aachen, Landesbühne Hannover, etc. Work for film, television and radio: RBB and Deutschlandfunk
Drama teacher at various drama schools, amonst others: Hochschule Ernst Busch, Berlin.

Subjects: Scene work, Directing

Rudolf Krause

Born 1964 in Karlsruhe (actor)
Drama training at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin
Engagements: at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Landesbühne Wilhelmshaven, Fasson Theater Zürich, Werkbühne Berlin, Neuköllner Oper, among others.
Teaching and artistic training at "Lichtenberger Institut für Gesang und Instrumentalspiel" in the "Funktionalen Methode nach Gisela Rohmert".
Various roles in television. Absorbed in a study of the forms of improvisation theatre. Member of the group Theatersport, Berlin. Director of training. Grimme prize-winner 2003 for "Unter Verdacht - Verdecktes Spiel " (ZDF/arte).

Subjects: Improvisation, Scene work

Feodor Stepanov

Born 1967 (actor in Moscow)
Studied automatic pilot engineering at the Institute for air and space technology.
Trained as an actor at the "Masterkaja" drama school where he also later worked as an actor. Trained at the School for Speech and Drama at the Goetheanum, Dornach.
Teacher at the state Institute for Film (vGiK), Moscow. Actor at the "Aktem" Theatre. Co-founder of the "Schule des Spiels", Moscow. Engagements: for various theatre, film, and radio productions in Russia, England and Germany.

Subjects: Improvisation

Dido-Marie Laux

Born 1974 (Speachformater, acting coach, teacher and Drama teacher)
Studied Speachformating und Acting at Alanus Hochschule, Chekhov Foundation Year 1996/97 at the MTSB, Thomas Scheidegger, Zürich.
Teacher for speech, drama and theater education. Consultant and coach for companies, organizations and individuals in the implementation of their communication strategies and processes, with the focus of behavioral psychology and neuroscience communication.

Subjects: Speech Training (Chekhov Foundation Year), Theatre Education (Vocational Acting Seminar)

Falko Glomm

Born 1966 (actor, speaker, Coach)
Speaker for: Synchron, Public Relation, Audioguides & -descriptions;
Director of the Berliner Dunkeltheaters; Author & Director of diffrent plays at the Dunkelbühne;
Speechcoach for autdition;
Theaterprojekts at Schools, dm-drogeriemarkt and adult education;

Subjects: Speech training (Advanced Training)

Holger Off

Born 1958 (Singer)
Studied at the Music school Hamburg with Prof. Hans Kagel - first song and Oratory, later Opera singing.
Engagements: at various German Opera Houses (Hildesheim, Lübeck, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, etc).
Musicals: Freddy in "My Fair Lady" (1990) und Marvin in "Falsettos" (1996) He has also performed in plays: in "Otello darf nicht platzen" at the Hamburger Komödie, Winterhuder Fährhaus and at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm.
At the Deutschen Schauspielhaus, Hamburg he performed in "Frauen, Krieg, Lustspiel". Member of the Berlin Comedian Harmonists.

Subjects: Choir, Singing

Nikolai Orloff

Nikolai Orloff comes from Minsk and lives in Berlin since 1997. Since 2003 engagements at the Renaissance Theater Berlin with Katherina Lange in "Das kunstseidene Mädchen", Angela Winkler in "Die Reise nach Jerusalem" and Daniela Ziegler in "Meisterklasse", as well as with Jürgen Thormann in "Wo immer die Welt am schönsten war". Collaboration with Volker Kühn, among others in "Zores haben wir genug... - Cabaret in the Jewish Cultural Association" with Judy Winter, Ilja Richter and others. ; concerts with Gisela May in Mainz and in the program "Eisler meets Tucholsky" at the Deutsches Theater Berlin; performances with Gayle Tufts show "White Christmas" at TIPI das Zelt; 2004 and 2006 musical director of the "Lübeck Summer Operetta"; "Ich bin, was du vergessen hast" - Valery Cheplanova sings Fassbinder/Raben" at DT Berlin (2007-9); second musical director in "My Fair Lady" and pianist in "The Producers" at Admiralspalast Berlin (2008-9); guest pianist with the "Berlin Comedian Harmonists. Lecturer for song interpretation in the acting course at the University of the Arts.

Subjects: musical direction, répétiteur

Johanna Jörns

Johanna is trained as a contemporary dancer and specialized in acrobatics, partnering and contact improvisation. she trains in the movement community with a focus on floor acrobatics, partner work, Bouldering and mobility and agility training.
As a dancer she works with various choreographers together and create their own pieces. As a choreographer and dance mediator she works together with Deutsche Oper Berlin, the UdK Berlin, the Kunsthochschule Weißensee and the PURPLE Festival.
As a member of the network SuBkultur e.V. she realizes interdisciplinary Dance projects in prisons, schools, museums and theaters. In 2021 she made researches on "how to deal with role models in dance work" as part of a research projekt from federal funds.

Subject: Dance
Jörg Brennecke

Born 1956 (Mime und Pantomime)
Studied at the "1. Berliner Schule für Mime und Pantomime" with Frau Prof. Marie-Luise Anger.
1987 Studied in Paris with Daniel Stein.
1988 Premiere of the first solo program "Lebens-Zeichen" in Berlin
1994-97 Chen style training Taiji Quan with Ben Fan Zhou (Beijing)
1994 Premiere of the 2nd Soloprogramme "Von Leichtsinn und Schwerkraft" in Berlin
1983-86 Member of the Ensemble of the "Berlin Pantomimetheater"
2001 Premiere of the III.Soloprogramm "Stories from the Wind" in Berlin
Since 1984 Performances at home and abroad in France, Poland, Spain and Japan. Invitation to various international mime festivals.
Since 2002 Founder and Manager of the training center for MIME and PANTOMIME in Berlin - Charlottenburg.
Work as Direktor and Trainer - guest lecturer at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for stage combar and choreographies.

Subjects: Pantomime, Neutral Mask

Bernhard Mumm

Born 1960 (Feldenkrais Practitioner)
Trained in the Feldenkrais Method with Mia Segal (first assistant of Moshe Feldenkrais)
Many years experience and training in the Japanese combat art Aikido.
Runs his own practice and works as a teacher in the realms of drama and conflict management.

Subjects: Feldenkrais, Aikido
Matthias Fernow

Psychological consultant, employee at Kommrum e. V. the contact and counseling center. Head of therapeutic discussion groups, state certified educator/social worker. Training & supervision for depth psychology Group and body therapists.
Since 1990 training in Japanese martial and movement arts  Aikido (3rd Dan).
Co-founder and trainer of Aikiwerk, a non-profit training community for Aikido in Berlin Steglitz.

Subjects: Aikido

Stefan Lenz

Born 1962 (director, drama teacher/therapist)
Studied drama with G. Mundorff, Stuttgart.
Movement training with Carina Schmid, Hamburg.
Since 1996 teacher for physical training and acting technique at the MTSB.
Teacher of stick fighting and fencing at the UdK, Berlin.

Subjects: Fencing





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