Jenny König

Jenny König

Born 1986 in Eisenach. Since 2011 ensemble member of Schaubühne. Studied acting from 2006 to 2009 at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, where she won a scholarship in 2008. Theatre appearances during her studies at Staatstheater Hannover as well as at Nationaltheater Mannheim. From 2009 to 2011 permanent member of the ensemble at Nationaltheater Mannheim. There she appeared i. a. in the German premiere of »Freie Sicht« by Marius von Mayenburg and »Gespräche mit Astronauten» by Felicia Zeller (Direction: Burkhard C. Kominski, 2009). Further appearance in the films »Pergamon Poems» (Direction: Felix von Boehm, 2012), »Die bewohnbare Grenze« (Direction: Marina Höxter, 2016), »Aenna Burda« (Direction: Franziska Meletzky, 2017) as well as in »Waiters (AT)« (Direction: Natascha Sinelnikova, 2018). In addition, active as a speaker for NDR, WDR and RBB. 2011 she was awarded Best Young Actor for her role as Isabella in »Measure for Measure« by William Shakespeare (Direction: Thomas Ostermeier, 2011) by the TheaterGemeinde Berlin and Theater heute. In 2016, she was nominated again for her role in »Ophelias Zimmer« (Direction: Katie Mitchell, 2015) by Theater heute.


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)
abgrund by Maja Zade, Direction: Thomas Ostermeier (World Premiere, 2019)
Orlando by Virginia Woolf, Direction: Katie Mitchell (2019)
Die Affen by Marius von Mayenburg, Direction: Marius von Mayenburg (World Premiere, 2020)
Yerma by Simon Stone after Federico García Lorca, Direction: Simon Stone (2020)


In this season


by Maja Zade
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier
World Premiere

Die Affen

by Marius von Mayenburg
Direction: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere


by William Shakespeare
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier


by Virginia Woolf
Direction: Katie Mitchell

Richard III.

by William Shakespeare
Direction: Thomas Ostermeier

status quo

by Maja Zade
Direction: Marius von Mayenburg
World Premiere


by Simon Stone
after Federico García Lorca
A Production by Young Vic Theatre London
Direction: Simon Stone
Stage A