Verena Regensburger
bangaloREsident@Abhinaya Taranga

The joint development of a theatre project in a team is a decisive factor in the artistic approach of theatre director Verena Regensburger. In terms of content, she deals with various facets of communication. An intensive examination with the counterpart is always in focus.
Verena Regensburger © Jean-Marc Turmes In her bangaloREsidency Regensburger plans to explore the spectrum of different communication strategies with the students of the Abhinaya Taranga acting school.
How can we communicate if we do not speak the same language? On the one hand, we can express rudimentary things through our body — gestures and facial expressions, on the other hand, articulated speech offers us the opportunity to communicate with each other through the sound of the voice, the accentuation and the style of how we speak. Co-developed aesthetic forms shall identify the human being as a ‘language artist’ and a system of universally valid and individual expressions without any language barriers will be created.
Verena Regensburger graduated in Theatre Sciences as well as Languages, Literature and Culture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich, Germany). She was awarded the scholarship "Deutschland Stipendium" in 2013 and 2014. During her studies she did internships at theatres like the Residenztheater München as well as at the Münchner Kammerspiele in directing, video and stage design.
From the season 2014/2015 till 2016/2017, she has been an Assistant Director at the Münchner Kammerspiele. She worked inter alia with the directors Susanne Kennedy, Martin Kušej, Armin Petras, Nicolas Stemann, She She Pop, Stefan Pucher, Yael Ronen and Christoph Marthaler.
In the course of her assistance, she showed, among others, the fairytale "Peterchens Mondfahrt" ("Peterchen´s Trip to the Moon") and a project with school children from Munich called "Leben am Ende der Selfie-Stange" ("Life at the End of a Selfie Stick"). The play was written by her and shown at the “TuSCH“ festival. "LUEGEN" ("lie") is her graduation work at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Together with the actress Wiebke Puls and the deaf actress/dancer Kassandra Wedel, Verena Regensburger and her team developed a theatre play, where the stage becomes an experimental space for what is communicated consciously and subconsciously. "LUEGEN" was invited to the "NO-LIMITS" festival Berlin, the "SOMMERBLUT" festival in Cologne as well as to the "Bayerische Theatertage" ("Bavarian Theatre Days") in Fürth and is continuously in the repertoire of the Münchner Kammerspiele.
At the Residenztheater München, Verena Regensburger gives workshops to train participants for auditions at drama schools. Sheis currently working in Zürich (Switzerland) with the musicians Hank Shizzoe and Michael Flury on an update for the "Golden Record", a NASA Voyager spacecraft data carrier, that tells about life on planet Earth. In this event series "VOYAGER III" new image, sound and music contents are discussed with one ‘musical’ and one ‘intellectual’ expert. In her upcoming theatre play called "die dada. das öffnen und schließen des mundes." ("she dada. opening and closing of the mouth.") she examines sound poetry and deals with questions like: What effect does onomatopoeia have on a deaf person, for whom the original sound event initially seems imperceptible? What are alternative modes of perception when auditory impulses are missing? For this work Regensburger received the debut funding from the City of Munich.

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