Genija  Rykova

Genija Rykova

Born 1986 in Irkutsk. From 2008 to 2012 acting and vocal training at the Bayrische Theaterakademie August Everding. During her studies, she was already engaged at the Münchner Kammerspiele for the production »Satan’s Brew« (Direction: Stefan Pucher, 2011), which was nominated for the Nestroy Theatre Prize in 2012 in the category best direction. From 2012 to 2018 member of the ensemble at the Residenztheater München. There cooperation, e. g. with Martin Kušej, Robert Gerloff, David Bösch, Jürgen Kuttner, Marius von Mayenburg, Mateja Koležnik und Dimiter Gotscheff. Since 2018 guest engagements at the Residenztheater München, Burgtheater Wien and the Salzburg Festival. Numerous appearances in film and television, e. g. in »Schlussmacher« (Direction: Matthias Schweighöfer, 2012), various »Tatort« episodes and in the series »Servus Baby« (Direction: Natalie Spinell, 2018). Moreover, singer of the jazz band Genija Rykova & Band with which she has been touring through Germany since 2015. Various awards, e. g. 2012 with the Bayrische Kunstförderpreis, 2016 with the Kurt-Meisel-Förderpreis for young theatre people and 2019 she was honoured as actress of the year by the arts section of the Abendzeitung for her performance as Nora in »A Doll’s House« (Direction: Mateja Koležnik, 2016) and as Vicki in »Noises Off!« (Direction: Martin Kušej, 2018).


Die Affen by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2020)
Michael Kohlhaas von Heinrich von Kleist, Director: Simon McBurney (2020)
reden über sex by Maja Zade, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (2021)
Ein Volksfeind (An Enemy of the People) by Henrik Ibsen, Director: Thomas Ostermeier (2012) (new cast member since 2021)
Nachtland by Marius von Mayenburg, Director: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2022)


In this season

An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen
In a version by Thomas Ostermeier and Florian Borchmeyer
Director: Thomas Ostermeier
Stage B

House of Dance

by Tina Satter
Translated from English by Gerhild Steinbuch
Director: Tina Satter
German premiere

Michael Kohlhaas

by Heinrich von Kleist
In a version by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, Maja Zade and the ensemble
Director: Simon McBurney and Annabel Arden
Stage B

Nachtland (Nightscape)

by Marius von Mayenburg
Director: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere

reden über sex

by Maja Zade
Director: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere