Coronet Inside Out: Stephanie Mohr
Behind the scenes of Jägerstätter & The Tale of Franz Biberkopf
Austrian Director Stephanie Mohr has shared an insight into her work, namely the productions Jägerstätter by Felix Mitterer and The Tale of Franz Biberkopf with The Tiger Lillies by Alfred Döblin. Both productions explore the extraordinary struggles of individuals and shifting societies in disturbing times: war time in rural Austria and the Weimar Republic in Berlin.
Director Stephanie Mohr was born in Genoa and grew up in Paris and Vienna. She trained as an Assistant Director at Austria’s National Theatre, the Burgtheater, and has since directed in Vienna (Theater in der Josefstadt, Volkstheater, Burgtheater, Schauspielhaus), Frankfurt, Mannheim, Klagenfurt, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Kiel, Linz, Lucerne, Bochum, Duisburg (Ruhr Triennale), Munich (Gärtnerplatz Theater, Kammerspiele) and Aix-en-Provence.
Her awards include Kainz Medal (David Harrower: Knives in Hens), Skraup Prize (Martin Crimp: Attempts On Her Life), Nestroy Special Prize (Felix Mitterer: Die Weberischen), Nestroy Prize as Best Director (Woyzeck & The Tiger Lillies after Georg Büchner).
Recent work includes the Austrian premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Son at Theater in der Josefstadt, Peter Handke’s Storm Still at Landestheater Linz, as well as William Shakespeare’s King Lear in Klagenfurt.
Youth without God at the Coronet Theatre was Stephanie’s UK début.