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Effi Rabsilber - leading actress

Effi Rabsilber studied acting, voice and dance at the Theatre Academy August Everding in Munich. Since 1998 she is working as a freelancing artist for theatre, film and radio broadcast. In the last years she performed in diverse theatre productions, e. g. at the Muffathalle (Munich), at the Hebbel-Theater (Berlin) and at the Electric Renaissance - Händelfestspiele 05 (Halle). In 2003 Rabsilber received the Audience Award for Best Dance Solo at the euro-scene festival Leipzig.
She has performed in various films as well as in television. Recently she had a role in the highly acclaimed / long-running German crime series “Tatort”.

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H. G. Fries - Mother

Born Gerhard Fries, since 2002 Helma Fries.
H. G. Fries studied theology and philosophy in Wuppertal, Bonn, Tübingen with Hans-Georg Geyer. She also studied art in Düsseldorf tutored by Josef Beuys and acting in Parma, Madrid, Paris, Venedig, München, Darmstadt und Berlin with Dominic de Fazio.
Her stage engagements include the Free Theatre Oberhausen, the Theatermanufaktur Berlin and the State Theatre Kassel.
H. G. Fries has worked as an actor in around 30 films. Since 1981 she is working as actor/actress in every stage production of the Berliner Compagnie and as an author in almost all the productions.

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Dominik Stein - Lawman

Stein was trained as an actor at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg. Dominic Stein worked on the stages of various theatres: Kampnagelfabrik Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater Bremen, Paulskirche Frankfurt, Gessnerallee Zürich, Volkstheater Wien, Zimmertheater Heidelberg, Zimmertheater Tübingen, Landestheater Tübingen, Volksbühne Berlin, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, T-Werk Potsdam, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, Neuköllner Oper Berlin, HAU Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Altes Schauspielhaus Berlin and Philharmonie Jena.
He has worked for television, e. g. ZDF, ARD, RTL and Sat 1 as well as in theatrically released motion pictures / feature films (participant at the Berlin International Film Festival 2008) and in short films.

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Frank-Otto Schenk - Serious/Grave Man

After graduating from renowned acting academy “Ernst Busch” in Berlin, Schenk worked as an actor at the Volkstheater Rostock (1965 - 1973) and at the Berliner Theater im Palast (1985 - 1988).
He also gained recognition as a Voice Actor. Quite notably Schenk is the German voice of Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) in Frasier, Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay in Star Trek: Voyager).

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Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller studied acting at the Schule des Theaters, am Theater der Keller and at the Cologne University of Music.
Since 1967 he has been performing in approximately 150 television productions (e. g. "Der Kommissar", "Der Alte", "Derrick", "Eurocops", "Die Männer vom K 3“, "Um Himmels Willen“, "Ein Fall für Zwei", "Polizeiruf 110", "Großstadtrevier" and "Rosenheimcops“). In the year 2000 Müller played a German soldier in “X-Men”. He also performed in the international television production “Hitler: The Rise of Evil” (2003, director: Christian Duguay) as well as in “Tristan & Isolde“ (2006) directed by Kevin Reynolds.
Wolfgang Müller lives in Munich. He also works as a voice actor and as a dubbing director.

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Krista Birkner

Birkner attended the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and got her first engagement at the Burgtheater Vienna lasting for 7 years.
She collaborated with notable directors such as: Claus Peymann, Matthias Hartmann, Philip Tiedemann, Wolfgang Engel, Georg Tabori, Einar Schleef and Dieter Giesing. Subsequently she worked at the famous Brecht Theatre Berliner Ensemble were she still can be seen in guest performances.
For the last three years Krista Birkner is working as a freelancer at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Schauspiel Leipzig and Berliner Ensemble. Her film and television work includes: Kommissar Rex, Der Menschenfresser, Sophie - Die Assistentin, Wie eine schwarze Möve.

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Christian Backhauß

Backhauß studied acting at the TFS Leipzig and worked with actors and teachers from the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig.
He made his debut in 2005 and has played at the “Zwinger Trio” Dresden, at the “DasDa Theater” Aachen, at the “Theater Fact” Leipzig and in many other theatre and musical productions, for example in Chemnitz and Berlin.
Backhauß is a multi-talented actor, an excellent singer and classically trained dancer.

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Jörg Schönborn

Already in his youth Schönborn started acting in drama groups. After finishing school he first moved to Munich and later on to Berlin. In 2006 he graduated from Drama School Charlottenburg in Berlin and in the same year played the king in “The Three Musketeers”.
Jörg Schönborn has been performing in various theatre, film and television productions. He lives in Berlin.

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Arne Fiedler

From 2002 to 2005 Arne Fiedler attended Drama School Charlottenburg in Berlin.
He advanced his studies at the iSFF Camera Actor’s Studio tutored by Jakob Schäuffelen and Klaus Emmerich (Berlin) and at the Meisner-Seminar tutored by Frank Betzelt (Berlin). In addition he extended his acting studies with Charlotte Simon (Innsbruck) and Greta Amend (Berlin), as well as his singing voice with Mike Cinnamon (Berlin).
He performed in several motion pictures (e. g. “Free Rainer”, “Deutschland 09”), theatre and television productions, short films, open readings and performances (with Jens Reulecke).

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Friederike Frerichs

Friederike Frerichs has been performing as a stage actress for the last 40 years. She was a permanent cast member at theatres in Munich, Mannheim, Karlsruhe and Ulm.
In 2006 she started working as a freelance actress, primarily in Berlin.
Since then she can be seen more frequently in feature and television films.

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Hannes Lindenblatt

Hannes Lindenblatt graduated from Drama School Charlottenburg in Berlin 2006. He has played in television, feature and independent film productions, as well as in stage plays, musicals and in an operetta.
In 2010 Lindenblatt had a role in the popular German television soap opera “GZSZ” and in the feature film “The Cabinet of Dr. Cagliostro”, playing the part of skin head leader Helmut Rolfowitz.
Lindenblatt lives in Berlin.

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Jasmin von der Born

From 2001 - 2005 Jasmin von der Born studied acting at the Freiburger Schauspielschule im E-Werk and at the Camera Actor’s Studio ISFF.
In addition to her performances in television and feature films, she has also had theatre engagements, even while studying, e. g. at the National Theatre in Sibiu, at the Theater unterm Dach, at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (both in 2008) and at the Berliner Arbeiter-Theater (2009).

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Thomas Kornmann

Thomas Kornmann studied acting in Berlin. Since the early 1990’s he has performed in diverse stage productions, e. g. “Titus Andronicus" (director: Stefan Bachmann), "Komödie der Eitelkeiten" (director: Bernd Mottl), "Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung", "Sommernachtstraum", "Diener zweier Herren", "Noch mehr Lärm um nichts" (director: Jan Zimmermann).
For several years Kornmann had stage engagements in Göttingen und Hanover.
In 1999 he performed in the feature film “Helden wie wir”. Since that time he has appeared in several television and feature films for example “Drei” by Tom Tykwer.
Kornmann has been performing as an improvisational actor in Hanover and Berlin since the year 2000.

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Claudia Burckhardt

Claudia Burckhardt was born in Basel and studied acting at the Academy of Music and Theatre Bern. She has had diverse theatre engagements, e. g. at the Schauspielhaus Bochum (1977-1986), at the Schauspiel Köln (1986-1993), at the Staatstheater Stuttgart (1993-1996) and at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (1996-2006). Since 2006 Claudia Burckhardt is a cast member at the Berliner Ensemble.
For the last 30 years she has been working in various film and television productions. In 2010 she could be seen in „Der Alte“ and in „Trau niemals deinem Chef“, both are productions for German television broadcast ZDF.

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Harald Effenberg

Harald Effenberg studied acting at the Fritz Kirchhoff School of Dramatic Art (Berlin) and with Ingrid Kaehler. He has performed mainly on different stages in Berlin, e. g. at the Renaissance-Theater, at the Theater am Kurfürstendamm, at the Kammerspiele and at the Theater des Westens.
From 1983 until present Effenberg has performed with famous German comedy actor Dieter Hallervorden. Their collaborations include feature films, television and stage productions.
In 2011 Harald Effenberg will be playing in four productions at the Schlosspark Theater Berlin.

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Michaela Tschubenko

Michaela Tschubenko has been working as an actress for almost 30 years.
She studied in Munich and graduated in 1986 with an acting diploma.
In the beginning she performed mainly on stage, then began to appear more in short and feature films.
In addition to acting, Tschubenko develops her own programmes and staged readings accompanied by music. She also works as a voice actress for audio books and voice-overs.

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Falco Freitag

After finishing his acting studies, Freitag played at the Theater Kreatur for five years. During this time he and the group were invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen and, with the support of the Goethe-Institut, toured through Europe and South America.
Freitag had his first feature film roles in Wim Wenders’ “Faraway, So Close!” and in the German thriller “Kaliber Deluxe”, alongside popular German actor Dieter Pfaff, where he took on the role of “Silent Wolf”.

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Michaela Hanser

Michaela Hanser studied acting at the University of Music and Drama Hanover. She has had engagements at the Staatsschauspiel Hannover and at the Theater auf Kampnagel in Hamburg. Other engagements have included stages in Leipzig and Halle.
For 13 years she has performed at the GRIPS Theater Berlin, with whom she went on a world tour performing the popular musical “Linie 1”.
She has appeared in many independent productions, e. g. at the “Bar jeder Vernunft” and at the BKA Berlin. Since 2007 Hanser is frequently on tour with the successful independent production “Chorprobe” and can also be seen in various television and film productions. Michaela Hanser is living as a freelancer in Berlin.

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Matthias Spahn

Matthias Spahn was born in Frankfurt on the Main. He studied theatre studies and German philology in Munich and Frankfurt as well as acting at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. Spahn worked as a freelancing freelance actor at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, at the Stadttheater Bonn, at the Landesbühne Esslingen and at the Opera Frankfurt (in cooperation with David Mouchtar-Samorai).
He has performed as a lead and supporting actor in independent film productions and in the German crime series “Ein Fall für Zwei”. Currently he is rehearsing for “Die Fledermaus” at the Opera Frankfurt directed by Christoph Loy.

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Andreas Borucki

Andreas Borucki studied German philology and history at the Free University in Berlin. Currently he works as an author, director and actor. Borucki has performed on stage at the Deutsches Theater, at the Berliner Ensemble and at the Schaubühne Berlin.
Together with Helge Bechert he founded the cabaret-comedy-project “ERSTE HILFE BERLIN”, which has been performing successfully on cabaret stages since 2008.

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