Klaus Pohl

Klaus Pohl (* 1952, Rothenburg ob der Tauber) trained as an actor at the Max-Reinhard-Seminar. In 1976 he became a full-time member of the acting company of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. His first play Da nahm der Himmel auch die Frau was produced by the Münchner Kammerspiele (1979). He has been writer in residence at the Schauspiel Köln and at the Thalia Theater, Hamburg. As an actor he has performed in productions by Giorgio Strehler, Robert Wilson, Luc Bondy and Peter Zadek. In 1991 he directed the world première of his play <í>Karate-Billy comes home at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. There have since been productions at 27 other German theatres. Stephen Unwin directed the London première at the Royal Court upstairs in 1992. His other 1991 play, The perfect stranger, has enjoyed similar success. In 1993 he created the leading role in the original production of >i>Suicide in Madrid, directed by Sanda Weigl. In 1995 Pohl wrote and directed Waiting room Germany at Deutsches Theater; Mary Peate directed the London Première at the Royal Court downstairs in the same year. Klaus Pohl is married to the singer Sanda Weigl, has two daughters and lives in New York and Vienna.

Portrait von Klaus Pohl

Plays represented by Rowohlt Theater Verlag

  • Da nahm der Himmel auch die Frau

    3F / 3M,
    • U: 21.11.1979 Münchner Kammerspiele (R: Edwin Noël)
  • Das alte Land

    8F / 12M, Bigger cast possible
    • U: 13.03.1984, Burgtheater Wien (R: Achim Benning)
  • Der Anatom

    1M
    • U: Januar 2005, Burgtheater Wien (Regie: Klaus Pohl)
  • Der Spiegel

    3F / 9M
    • U: 17.1.1986 Städtische Bühnen Münster (R: Karl Wesseler)
  • Der Zwerg von Marrakesch

    4F / 5M, for ages 6 +
    • U: 21.4.1990 Kinder- und Jugendtheater Dortmund (R: Gerd D. Samariter)
  • Die Nacht des Schicksals

    2F / 2M
    • U: 9.12.2000 Theater der Stadt Heidelberg (R: Nikolaus Büchel)
  • Die schöne Fremde

    (The Beautiful Stranger)
    3F / 6M
    • U: 12.5.1991 Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen (R: Johannes Klaus)
  • Heißes Geld

    2F / 8M
    • U: 7.5.1988 Thalia Theater Hamburg (R: Wolfgang Wiens)
  • Hunsrück

    3F / 5M,
    • U: 14.11.1987 Bremer Theater (R: Sanda Weigl)
  • Jud Süß

    3F / 11M
    • U: 4.12.1999 Staatstheater Stuttgart (R: Stephan Kimmig)
  • Kanari

    2F / 4M
    • U: 20.09.2003 Theater in der Josefstadt Wien (R: Isabella Gregor)
  • Karate-Billi kehrt zurück

    3F / 6M,
    • U: 16.5.1991 Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg (R: Klaus Pohl)
  • La Balkona Bar

    1F / 6M
    • U: 18.5.1985 Schauspiel Köln (R: Sanda Weigl)
  • Manni Ramm I

    5F / 7M
    • U: 17.4.1994 Schauspiel Essen (R: Jürgen Bosse)
  • Nachtgespräche mit meinem Kühlschrank

    [Nighttime conversations with my refrigerator]
    1M
    • U: 05.01.07 St.-Pauli-Theater Hamburg
  • Selbstmord in Madrid

    1F / 2M
    • U: 6.11.1993 Schauspielhaus Zürich (R: Sanda Weigl)
  • Vinny

    3F / 4M
    • U: 5.5.1996 Burgtheater (Akademietheater) Wien (R: Peter Wittenberg)
  • Wartesaal Deutschland Stimmenreich

    Minimum cast 5
    • U: 28.10.1995 Deutsches Theater Berlin (R: Klaus Pohl)
  • Zettel

    1F / 3M
    • U: 13.4.1995 Thalia Theater Hamburg (R: Klaus Pohl)