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André Szymanski
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André Szymanski

André Szymanski, born in Chemnitz in 1974, completed his training at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst "Ernst Busch" in Berlin. After graduating, he acted at the barracks of the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, where he appeared in Thomas Ostermeier's productions of "Shoppen und Ficken" and "Mann ist Mann", among others. Together with Ostermeier he went to the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in 1999, where he performed under his direction in Lars Norén's "Personenkreis 3.1" as well as Georg Büchner's "Dantons Tod" and "Woyzeck", among others. He also worked there with the choreographer Sasha Waltz and the directors Barbara Frey, Rachel West and Christina Paulhofer. He appeared on stage under the direction of Falk Richter in his works "Peace", "Die Verstörung" and "Unter Eis". In Berlin he met the Belgian director Luk Perceval, with whom he worked in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", Anton Chekhov's "Platonov" and Arthur Schnitzler's "Anatol".

In addition to various television productions, Szymanski can also be seen time and again in cinema productions, for example in "Wolfsburg" (directed by Christian Petzold), "Im Schatten" (directed by Thomas Arslan) or "Vor der Morgenröte" (directed by Maria Schrader).

In 2011 André Szymanski received the Ulrich Wildgruber Prize. In 2014, together with the "Moby Dick" ensemble, he was awarded the Rolf Mares Prize for "Best Actor" in "Moby Dick" (directed by Antú Romero Nunes).

He has been a permanent ensemble member of the Thalia Theater since the 2009/10 season.