Axel Wandtke

Axel Wandtke

Born 1959 in Dresden. Since Season 2017/18 permanent member at the Schaubühne. Studied acting at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst »Ernst Busch« in Berlin. First Engagements at Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar and from 1988 to 1990 at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Subsequently he became a member of the ensemble of Deutsches Theater Berlin until 1996, where he cooperated with Thomas Langhoff, Jürgen Gosch and Thomas Ostermeier. Further productions at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatstheater Cottbus, Landestheater Neustrelitz, Neues Theater Senftenberg, Staatsoper Berlin and Berliner Ensemble. From 2000 on he was working again at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz with directors like Jürgen Kuttner, Milan Peschel, Thomas Bischoff, Dimiter Gotscheff, Jonathan Meese, Caroline Mylord, Gero Troike and Sebastian Klink. Between 2004 and 2017 he was permanent member of the ensemble of Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and worked closely with Frank Castorf. During this time, several productions as a director, beside his acting projects, in cooperation with Jugendclub P14 at Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, among them »Regierungsfreundliche Schauspiele« based on the book Paul Scheerbart (2010), »Jenseits ist daneben – Topitsch zum 100.« (2009) and »Rudimentär« based on the book by August Stramm (2011). From 2011 on he worked closely with Herbert Fritsch in »Die (s)panische Fliege« by Franz Arnold and Ernst Bach (2011), »Murmel Murmel« based on the book by Dieter Roth (2012), »Frau Luna« by Paul Lincke (2013), »Ohne Titel Nr. 1 – eine Oper von Herbert Fritsch« (2014), »der die mann« based on texts by Konrad Bayer (2015) and »Pfusch« by Herbert Fritsch (2016). He is teaching acting at Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Universität der Künste Berlin and the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. His first production at Schaubühne was »Evil Dead III« by August Baker (Direction: Gian Manuel Rau, 2001), a co-production with Sophiensæle Berlin, and »Trauer muss Elektra tragen« by Eugene O’Neill (Direction: Thomas Ostermeier, 2006). He recorded various radio plays and was part of different cinema movies like »Hotel Lux« (Direction: Leander Haußmann, 2011), »Sushi in Suhl« (Direction: Carsten Fiebeler, 2012), »Frantz« (Direction: François Ozon 2016), »In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts« (Direction: Matti Geschonnek, 2017) and »Werk ohne Autor« (Direction: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2017), »Hüftkreisen mit Nancy« (Direction: Miko Zeuschner, 2019) as well as »der Boden unter den Füßen« (Direction: Marie Kreutzer, 2019), which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. He also starred in numerous TV films and series.

Schaubühne

Zeppelin freely after Ödön von Horváth, Direction: Herbert Fritsch (2017)
fontane.200: Einblicke in die Vorbereitungen des Jubiläums des zweihundertsten Geburtstags Theodor Fontanes im Jahr 2019 An evening by and with Rainald Grebe, Direction: Rainald Grebe (World Premiere, 2018)
der die mann after texts by Konrad Bayer, Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch (Takeover of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 2018)
NULL by Herbert Fritsch, Direction: Herbert Fritsch (2018)
Champignol inspite of himself by Georges Feydeau, Direction: Herbert Fritsch (2018)
Prometheus A project by Bastian Reiber, Direction: Bastian Reiber (2019)
Amphitryon by Molière, Direction: Herbert Fritsch (2019)

 

In this season

Amphitryon

by Molière
Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch

Champignol in Spite of Himself

by Georges Feydeau
Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch

der die mann

after texts by Konrad Bayer
Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch

NULL

by Herbert Fritsch
Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch
World Premiere

Prometheus

A project by Bastian Reiber
Direction: Bastian Reiber
Studio

Zeppelin

freely after Ödön von Horváth
Direction and Set Design: Herbert Fritsch