LEONIE PICHLER, 35

 

Playwright & Director

Nomad & Poet 

Creative Consultant & Human Being 

No permanent address since 2017

 

 

“You see, the schools I went to are as important

 to me as every single conversation 

with a stranger.” 

Leonie

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

2004-2006 Augsburg, GER Comparative Literature and Philosophy

2006-2007 Paris, FR Acting and French Literature

2008-2010 Pittsburgh, USA M.A. of Arts (Theater & German Department)

2010-2011 Augsburg, GER M.A. of Comparative Literature 

 

 

L A N G U A G E S

 

“Every new language creates a new possibility of myself 

and I had to learn many languages, 

before I found my own.” 

Leonie

 

German Fluent The language I write poetry in 

English Fluent The language I mostly life in 

French Fluent Language of my heart 

Danish Good A destiny assigned to me 

Italien Basics A new possibility not fully unwrapped yet

 

 

L I F E  I N M I L E S T O N E S

 

2011- 2017 Founder and Artistic Director of BLUESPOTS PRODUCTIONS, Germany  

2017 - 2019 Theatre of 10.000 together with UNICEF, Germany 

since 2016 House Director and Playwright of City Theatre Svendborg, Denmark 

since 2018 Founder and Initiator of ROOM NUMBER 8, European Female Collective 

 

 

A W A R D S  & S C H O L A R S H I P S 

 

2006-2007 Paris Erasmus-Stipend for the University of Paris, Sorbonne

2008- 2011 Germany Member of the Elite-Network of Germany

2008-2010 Pittsburgh Fully funded by the University of Pittsburgh

2009 Palermo Max-Weber-Stipend

2009 Florence Max-Weber-Stipend

2010 Chicago Invitation to represent Germany at Directors Lab Chicago 

2011 Toronto Invitation to represent Germany at Directors Lab North  

2012 Augsburg New Media Award 

2013 New York Invitation to Lincoln Center Directors Lab

2014 Berlin National Award Kreativpiloten by German Government 

2014 Augsburg New Media Award 

2016 Copenhagen Nomination Reumert in Denmark 

2017 Augsburg Media Price 

2018 Switzerland Representing Bavaria as an artist at Bodensee Conference 

2019 Beirut Invitation to represent Germany at Directors Lab Mediterranean 

 

 

“Writing is my conciliation 

with reality.”

 Leonie 

 

S P E C I A L  F I E L D S O F   I N T E R E S T 

 

Storytelling through new technologies 

Site-Specific-Staging

Inter-cultural and international theater projects

Bilingual Staging

Spirituality and Staging

Immersive theater and participation 

Gameification in theater

 

P O R T F O L I O

 

 

2010 KASSANDRA - HISTORY AND HER STORY - USA 

A bilingual play on Christa Wolfs Kassandra. Staged at the university of Pittsburgh as final project for Masters Degree.  

 

2010  AUXTSCH - Germany

Inter-medial project with a live band on stage and projections.

The play was written around the songs of a singer- songwriter band and the staging used comics, photos, videos and site-specific stages. It became a hit performance in Auxburg for three years.

 

2011  FREMDE TRÄUME - Germany

An inter-cultural project based on interviews with young immigrants, which was staged using text messages and live videos. 

 

2011  UNDINE An underwater museum - Germany

The worlds first underwater-museum. In order to experience the world of UNDINE the audience had to dive themselves.

 

2012  BAAL BADET - Germany

Brechts “Baal” staged in a public bath in Augsburg. Including projections on to the water and live music.

 

2012 I AM inVISIBLE - Germany, USA and Canada 

A campaign and play in order to make refugees visible through different approaches, which was developed with two international directors during the lab in Chicago 2011.

www.ichbinunsichtbar.de

 

2012  Der Nuttenbus von der A8 - Germany

A play about prostitution in Germany, which was staged in a bus and toured the country. The play is based on interviews with prostitutes. 

 

2013  CALL A CONFLICT - Germany

Call this number and order two actors who will turn your living room and bedroom into a stage. The topic: domestic abuse.

 

2013  HELDEN KÜSSEN BESSER - Germany

„Heros kiss better“ is a campaign for civil courage. An interactive youtube account allows the viewers to find out how one can help.

www.heldenküssenbesser.de

 

2014  BRECHT HIGH 3 - Germany, USA and Japan

 Three countries (Germany, Japan and America), three directors and one play by Brecht. All stages were combined via live stream to allow the audience to experience three international approaches in one evening.

 

2014, FOLIE À DEUX - Germany and the Universe 

A play which was staged in a planetarium. The actors are projected into the animations of the planetarium with a night view camera. The play combines revelations about the universe and revelations about one self. The struggle between art and sanity.

 

2014  DIE WINTERREISE - Germany

„The winter journey“ are 24 songs by Schubert. In a live advent calendar from dec. 1st till dec. 24st a piano and a singer toured through the city and performed on 24 different locations. Additionally to the live performances, the events were filmed to allow a worldwide audience to experience the advent calender, Schubert and Augsburg. www.diewinterreisedurchauxburg.de

 

2015  REISE INS EXIL - Germany

In „Journey to Exile“ the audience turns into refugees. All they know, is the meeting point at the main train station, but they don’t know where the journey will take them. They enter a train without knowing where they will get off. In the end, they experience a combination between Brechts journey to exile and their own.

 

2015 LIEBE MACHT TOD - Germany

Romeo and Juliette are trapped in a tower. Different actors, musicians, dancers and artists are rehearsing their big event. The audience gets to walk through the old water-towers in Augsburg, never knowing what will await them after each door. A very intimate way of approaching the play.

 

2015  SCHULD UND BÜHNE - Germany

Three years ago our ensemble started giving workshops in prison. An inmate and I started writing a play together, about a prisoner who claims that he has lost his personality due to prison. The play was staged at court in November 2015. (CRIME & STAGE)

 

2016  Das große DDR-Spitzel-Spiel- Germany

At the „BIG GDR SPY GAME“ the audience turns into spies. Their goal is to find out if Brecht would be an enemy or friend of today's regime in Germany. During this 10-day performance the audience got secret text message in order to observe Bertolt Brecht.

 

2016 #killyour dreams- Germany

Is a huge portrait of our generation. Trapped in possibilities, we are unable to make decisions. The performance was staged at a museum and the audience had to pick between 5 characters. They could see the show only from one perspective. 

 

2016 Dein Herz? Wir nehmen es zurück! - Germany

An international couple in their late twenties walks through IKEA in order to create a future, they are both too afraid of living. IKEA is a symbol for globalized homes and experiences. The play is an audio walk one can download in order to follow the play through every IKEA in this world.

 

2016  SVENDBORG DIGTE - Denmark and Germany 

Brecht lived from 1933-39 in Svendborg, Denmark. He wrote the SVENDBORG POEMS there, but they never got translated into Danish until now. Baggård Teatret hired me to write and stage a modern adaptation of the the poems in German and Danish. It was a huge challenge, but the play became very successful and nominated for the highest theatre award in Denmark.

 

2017  GELD MACHT TOD - Germany

„MONEY POWER DEATH“ is a stage adaption of Thomas Manns novel BUDDENBROOKS. The audience was seated amongst the family at a huge dinner table and became part of the family and story.

 

2017 MEMORY OFF SWITCH - Germany

A 10km long audio walk to commemorate world war 2nd from the perspective of the thrid generation.

 

2017 LIEBE MACHT FAUST - Germany

Goethes classic FAUST in a strip club in Augsburg. However, it is not about FAUST or boobies, but a retelling of Faust from a female and feminist perspective. 

 

2017 DAS AMT FÜR UNLÖSBARE AUFGABEN - Germany

Started as a research project from the German government. I was asked to combine creativity and bureaucracy in a meaningful way. It ended with a theatrical showroom and a publication. 

 

2018 DENMARK MY FATHERLAND - Denmark 

Seven cities in worked together to draw a portrait of Denmark. I was asked to represent Svendborg with a 10 minute performance on the Danish poet Michael Josefson. 

 

2018 MEERMIR - Germany

My first poetry collection. 

 

2018 DIE UTOPISCHE ZONE - Germany, Sweden and Norway 

An art installation in the middle of a city. An original refugee boat, covered by 60 meter of golden glitter walls.

 

2018 JEDER ONE NIGHT STAND IST EIN BILATERALES HANDELSABKOMMEN

My second collection of poetry, published in danish and German. Europe has a one night stand with human rights, but somehow they can’t decide to go all in. 

 

2019 DANNEBROG - Denmark 

Set in the near future of 2025. The play is a political experiment and thriller on what would happen, if Denmark wanted to become an island. 

 

2019 DAS THEATER DER 10.000 - Germany

Together with unicef I desifned, wrote and directed a play, which allowed 10.000 perticipants to play togther. Via headsets the participants got their text and movement informations. In 100 cities performed 100 people together. The play was a science fiction piece in which children from the future traveld into our bodies to use them as avatars to change the world. 

www.theaterder10000.de 

 

2019 DIE STILLE DER SUNDE - AUDIO WALK - Denmark 

Alongside Svendborgs shore you meet 6 writers. Three are dead and three are still alive. It is philosophcal and entertaining walk based on the question if storytelling and our own life stories. Available in Danish, English and German.

 

2020 THE GHOST IS PRESENT