Jenny König

Jenny König

Born in Eisenach in 1986. Has been a member of the Schaubühne ensemble since the 2011/12 season. From 2006 to 2010 she studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, where she won a scholarship in 2008. Theatre appearances during her studies include roles at the Staatstheater Meiningen, the Studiotheater Hannover in »Fragment Parzival« after Wolfram von Eschenbach (Direction: Nora Somaini, 2009), and at the Staatstheater Hannover in »Fine!« by Paula Fünfeck (Direction: Corinne Eckenstein, 2009). From 2009 to 2011 she was a permanent member of the ensemble at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. There she appeared in »Gespräche mit Astronauten« by Felicia Zeller (Direction: Burkhard C. Kosminski, 2010), »The Misanthrope« by Molière (Direction: Cilli Drexel, 2010), »Als ob schon morgen wär« by Anne Rabe (Direction: Anna-Lena Kühner, 2010) and »die unvermeidlichen« by Kathrin Röggla (Direction: Marcus Lobbes, 2011).


Der Menschenfeind by Molière (Direction: Ivo van Hove, 2010)
Isabella, Claudios sister in Maß für Maß by William Shakespeare (Direction: Thomas Ostermeier, 2011)
Lydia Weber in Martyr by Marius von Mayenburg (Direction: Marius von Mayenburg, 2012) 
Bunny by Jack Thorne (Direction: Christoph Schletz, 2012)
Sonja in Sommergäste by Maxim Gorki (Direction: Alvis Hermanis, 2012)
Hero in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Direction: Marius von Mayenburg, 2013)
Lungs by Duncan Macmillan, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2013)
Gertrud/Ophelia in Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Direction: Thomas Ostermeier (2008, with Jenny König 2014)
Alddie in The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman (Direction: Thomas Ostermeier, 2014)
Claire Haber in The Forbidden Zone by Duncan Macmillan (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2014)
Karoline in Kasimir und Karoline by Ödön von Horváth (Direction: Jan Philipp Gloger, 2014)
Richard III by William Shakespeare (Direction: Thomas Ostermeier, 2015)
Stück Plastik by Marius von Mayenburg (Direction: Marius von Mayenburg, UA 2015)
Ophelia's Room with texts by Alice Birch, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2015)
Shakespeare's Last Play by Dead Centre, Direction: Ben Kidd und Bush Moukarzel (2018)
status quo by Maja Zade, Direction: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere 2019)


In this season


by William Shakespeare
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier

Richard III.

by William Shakespeare
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier

Shakespeare’s Last Play

by Dead Centre
after »The Tempest« by William Shakespeare
Direction: Bush Moukarzel, Ben Kidd
World Premiere

status quo

by Maja Zade
Direction: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere


by Marius von Mayenburg
Direction: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere