KATHARINA KÖLLER

 
 

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Mag. Katharina Köller is an Austrian actress, performer and theater play writer living in Vienna, Austria born in Eisenstadt. She graduated from musical highschool ORG Eisenstadt (2002) and studied Philosophy (Universität Wien, Mag.phil. 2011) and acting (Schauspielschule Krauss, Diplom 2010). Since 2011 she has been working as a freelance theater actress, performer and theater play writer.

As a performer she collaborated with various groups among others with Pink Zebra Theater (TOUS DES VALSEURS at the 5eme Festival Culturel International de Danse Contemporaire in the Théâtre National Algérien).
Since 2015 she is working with Antoni Rayzhekov on the performance SOMAPHONY, a project commissioned by Intel and since 2014 on 10VE - musical biofeedback and movement composition for two Actuators and an Audience (2014 Festival des Artes Performatives, Ourique Portugal, 2015 NODE Festival, Frankfurt Germany, Zagare Fringe Festival, Zagare Lithuania, All that’s Jazz, Berlin Germany, Dobiart Eventi, Dobbia Italy, Kulturherbst Neubau, Vienna Austria) for which they have recently won the Content Award Vienna 2015.

As an actress is working in the field of classical theater among others in Theater Spielraum, Theater Center Forum, with Theater Mopkaratz, Erstes Wiener Lesetheater. Katharina was artist in residence in Trasformatorio #0 (Sicily, IT 2013), ATALAIA Artes (2014, Portugal) and at ZAGARE Art Residency (2015, Lithuania).

For her work as a theater play writer she received the DramatikerInnen-Stipendium of the Austrian Ministry for Education, Culture and Arts 2012 (bmukk) and was nominated for the Retzhofer Dramapreis 2013 and for JUNGWILD 2013. She won the 2nd Chemnitzer Theaterpreis für junge Dramatik, an international price for contemporary drama writing and latest the Dramatikerinnen-Wettbewerb 2015 of Kosmos Theater Vienna. Her play “iMan” was selected for the 25. Austrian Theater Days in Paris (French translation by Henri Christophe). In 2016 she did her debut as a theater director by staging the world premiere of her play “Frei nach Colette”.