(Summer Banks’s article appears in Exberliner, October.)
Since her pioneering work with the company Classics On A Shoestring in the 1990s, Katie Mitchell’s intense, uncompromising directorial style has made her both loved and loathed in the British theatre world.
Her work ranges from multimedia performances and sound compositions to mainstream theatre; she recently made a splash on the continent when her video-laden Wunschkonzert for the Schauspiel Köln was invited to participate in the 2009 Theatertreffen.
Now, Mitchell is staging a German-language version of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie with simultaneous live filming to create a fresh, cinematic perspective on the classic drama. EXBERLINER caught up with the director during the last weeks of rehearsal before her Schaubühne debut.
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