PHILIPP ROSENDAHL, BIO

Philipp Rosendahl, geboren 1990 in Düsseldorf, sammelt erste Theatererfahrungen am Jungen Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf. Nach dem Abitur geht er für sein Schauspielstudium nach New York City. Parallel inszeniert er 2011 in Kassel Spring Awakening von Duncan Sheik und Steven Sater nach Frank Wedekind. Nach Abschluss seines Studiums wird er als Regieassistent am Staatstheater Kassel engagiert, wo er seit 2015 u. a. Wolfgang Herrndorfs Tschick, Jelineks Die Schutzbefohlenen, Schillers Räuber, Ronja Räubertochter und die Jugendoper Tom Sawyer inszeniert. Seit 2016 ist er Hausregisseur und Leiter des jungen Staatstheaters Kassel und hat den Nachwuchsförderpreis der Fördergesellschaft Staatstheater Kassel e.V. für herausragende Leistungen erhalten. 2018 debütiert er mit Leonard Bernsteins West Side Story an der Oper Kassel, adaptiert und inszeniert Huxleys Schöne neue Welt am Schauspiel Stuttgart und erarbeitet mit Samuel Koch den Monolog Judas für das Nationaltheater Mannheim. Ab der Spielzeit 19/20 ist er als freier Regisseur tätig und arbeitet regelmäßig am Nationaltheater Mannheim und am Staatstheater Kassel in Schauspiel und Oper. Zur Saison 22/23 übernimmt er gemeinsam mit Franziska Benack und Armin Petras die Schauspieldirektion am Staatstheater Cottbus.

 

Philipp Rosendahl has distinguished himself as one of the most promising and exciting young directors of his generation. Born in Düsseldorf (Germany) in 1990, his meteoric career has already seen him reach extraordinary achievements. Philipp has been committed to becoming a stage-director from a very early age, yet he first moved to New York City at the age of 19 to pursue acting studies. He directed his debut-production at the age of 20 while still studying in NY. After successfully completing his degree at the NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2012, he was immediately offered a position as directors' assistant at the Kassel State Theatre in Germany. This appointment very quickly led to an unprecedentedly quick rise to public attention, as he was very soon commissioned to direct his own productions at the theatre. In those years, he has directed some of their most successful productions: Tschick, Jelinek's The Suppliants, Schiller's The Robbers, the adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robbers' Daughter and his first mini-opera Tom Sawyer. In 2016 he was appointed “House Director” and Director of the Youth Department of the Kassel State Theatre and simultaneously won the “Special Young Talent Award” of the Kassel State Theatre Society for his “exceptional achievements”. In 2018 he made his opera debut with Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story and adapted and directed Aldous Huxley's Brave new World for the Stuttgart State Theatre. In September 2019 he opened Kassel's theatre season with As you like it by William Shakespeare and the Mannheim National Theatre's season with Oresteia by Aeschylus. This was followed by a new production of Bernstein's Candide at the Kassel opera house in January 2020. In October 2022 his new production of the Broadway musical Next to Normal will open in Kassel. Starting in the 22/23 season Philipp will be part of the artistic direction team at the Cottbus State Theatre where he will direct Romeo and Juliet, The great Gatsby and Equus by Peter Shaffer.