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Premiere of Moby Dick directed by Anita Vulesica on the 3. Stock stage on 8 January

© Anna Brandstätter

Actress and director Anita Vulesica, recently awarded the ensemble and students’ prizes for her production of Bonn Park’s Knurren der Milchstraße (The Growling of the Milky Way, Mozarteum University Salzburg) at the 2018 Schauspielschultreffen festival for theatre schools in Graz, stages Moby Dick in the Volksbühne’s 3. Stock together with five students from the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. As a team of women they conquer the legendary material, the adventure novel as epitome of masculine power and pose the question: What does the whale stand for? – is it a literary topos of a deep-seated grievance, an affliction or an insatiable longing?

Anita Vulesica, born 1974 in Munich and raised in Zadar (Croatia) and Berlin, completed her studies at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin and worked at the Theaterhaus Jena from 2001-2004, at the Schauspiel Leipzig from 2008-2010 (Leipziger Theaterpreis 2009). From 2011-2017 she was engaged at the Deutsched Theater. Further stations have been the Schauspiel Frankfurt und the Berliner Ensemble. Vulesica has been regularly directing and writing plays since 2015.

Moby Dick
based on Herman Melville
Premiere on 8 January 2019, 20:00
Additional performances: 8, 10, 11 and 12 January
Volksbühne 3. Stock

Text and direction: Anita Vulesica
Set & costume design: Anna Brandstätter
Music: Friederike Bernhardt
Choreography: Annelie Andre
Dramaturgy: Degna Martens

Coproduction with the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts

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