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Karin Neuhäuser
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Karin Neuhäuser

Born in Leonberg in 1955, Karin Neuhäuser went to drama school in Bochum. In 1988 she went to Wuppertal with Holk Freytag, and in 1992 she transferred to the Theater an der Ruhr with Roberto Ciulli, where she stayed until 1999. Here her roles included landowner Ranewskaja in Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’, which she took on tour to Belgrade, Bogotá, Sarajevo and Teheran. At the Volksbühne at the Rosa Luxemburg Platz in Berlin she played roles including Richard III., under the direction of Johann Kresnik. Furthermore she worked with Falk Richter and Luk Perceval at the Schaubühne at Lehniner Platz in Berlin. For Luk Perceval she played the role of Anna Petrowna in Chekhov’s ‘Platonov’ and starred in his Molière project. She was a member of the ensemble at the Zurich Schauspielhaus between 2002 and 2005, under the direction of Christoph Marthaler. There she worked with the likes of Christoph Marthaler, Stefan Pucher, Jan Bosse and Falk Richter. She also starred in Jan Bosse’s ‘Präsidentinnen’, in Falk Richter’s ‘Möwe’ and in Stefan Pucher’s production of ‘Orestie’.

Karin Neuhäuser has appeared in various film and television productions and has received many awards for her performances, including the Theatre Award from the Association of German Critics. Since 2000, Karin Neuhäuser has also been working as a director, regularly staging her pieces in Münster, at the Staatstheater in Kassel, in Frankfurt am Main and at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus. In the 2012&2013 season she worked with drama students at the Hamburg Theatre Academy on their graduate show, ‘Frühlingserwachen’ at Thalia in Gaußstraße.
Karin Neuhäuser joined the Thalia ensemble as a regular member during the 2009&2010 season. 
For her role in Stefan Pucher’s project, ‘Andersen.Trip zwischen Welten’ at Thalia, Karin Neuhäuser was awarded the 2010 Rolf Mares prize for ‘Extraordinary Achievement by an Actress.’