Susanne Sachsse is a Berlin-based actress and director. In this talk, Susanne uses her recent work in queer film and performance to reconsider her background as an East German actress. Addressing the relationships between performer and role, Susanne rearticulates female agency on the stage and screen.
Susanne Sachsse was a member of the Berliner Ensemble where she worked with Heiner Müller, Einar Schleef, and Robert Wilson. In 2001, Sachsse co-founded the art collective CHEAP, with whom she develops performances, installations and club projects. She has worked consistently in theater and film with Bruce LaBruce, Yael Bartana, Phil Collins, Keren Cytter, and Katya Sander. Recently, Sachsse appeared in Norwegian director Vegard Vinge’s John Gabriel Borkman (Volksbühne/Prater, 2011/2012) and co-curated the festivalCamp/Anti-Camp (HAU/Berlin, 2012). At present, she is touring withCommunist Bigamist. Two Love Stories (HAU/Berlin, Kaserne/Basel, 2012), a play she wrote and directed, and is working on her first film,Serious Ladies, which is inspired by the life and work of Jane Bowles.
This event is sponsored by the Program in Film Studies, the Department of German, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the College of 1902 Lecture Fund.