Sunday, July 31, 2016, 8 pm
Mark Waschke

Lecture-Performance

Free admission

Mark Waschke (b. 1972 in Wattenscheid, living in Berlin) is an actor. After studying at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, he worked at Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and at Schaubühne Am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, where he belongs to the ensemble since 1999. There he played in productions by Thomas Ostermeier, Luk Perceval and Falk Richter. In film, Waschke debuted in
Nachmittag (Afternoon) (directed by Angela Schanelec) and in the leading role of Thomas Buddenbrook in Buddenbrooks (directed by Heinrich Breloer), for which he was awarded at the RomaFictionFest 2009 for best actor. In the German-Czech coproduction Habermann (2010) by Juraj Herz, he took the title role, for which he was awarded the Bavarian Film Award of 2010. Furthermore, Waschke won, among others, the German Actors Award in 2013 for best supporting role in Der Brand (The Fire) (2011, directed by Brigitte Bertele) and the Franz Hofer award in 2012. Waschke played in Christoph Hochhäusler’s Unter dir die Stadt (The City Below) (2010), in Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012), in Norbert ter Hall’s &Me (2013), as well as in Denis Dercourt’s Zum Geburtstag (A Pact) (2013), on television, among others, in Stefan Krohmer’s Mitte 30 (30 Something) and in the miniseries Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (Generation War). Waschke’s recent theater performance includes Die kleinen Füchse (The Little Foxes) by Lillian Hellman and Bella Figura by Yasmina Reza at the Schaubühne. Since March 2014, Waschke shares the screen with Meret Becker as Inspector Robert Karow in the Berlin-based Tatort-series. In 2015, he played in Hito Steyerl’s video piece Factory of the Sun, which was shown at the German Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.

A documentation of the lecture-performance is available on DVD at n.b.k.