manager Karin Beier since 2013. Well-known directors who have produced work for them include Christoph Marthaler, René Pollesch, Katie Mitchell, Frank Castorf, Karin Henkel, Simon Stone and Michael Thalheimer. The company regularly appears in the Netherlands, often performing at the Holland Festival. Actor and director Clemens Sienknecht (1964) didn’t complete his studies in music and sport. He played in various bands and was a pianist in several theatre productions. Since 1993, he has regularly collaborated with Christoph Marthaler in productions including Faust, Wurzel aus 1+2 (1993) and Stunde Null oder die Kunst des Servierens (1996) and Heimweh & Verbrechen (2014) at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. Together with Barbara Bürk, he created Effi Briest– but with another text and another melody in 2015. This work was selected for Berlin's Theatertreffen festival in 2016. Sienknecht also performed at the Schauspielhaus in the plays Glaube LiebeHoffnung and Die Wehleider, both directed by Christoph Marthaler. He has also had roles in Der Zauberer von Oz and Alice im Wunderland, two youth performances directed by Barbara Bürk. He composed the music for both of those shows. Anna Karenina – although with a different text and a different melody is the second part of a trilogy. Barbara Bürk (1965) studied stage direction and worked for some time as an actress. From 1995 until 1998 she was an assistant director at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, working with such people as Frank Castorf, Christoph Marthaler, Johann Kresnik and Dimiter Gotscheff. Her directorial debut took place in 1998 at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus with Erklärt Pereira. She has since been invited to direct productions at the Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Theater Basel, Schauspiel Hannover and the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. Her production Hotel Paraiso was selected for Theatertreffen in 2005. She recently directed the youth productions, Der Zauberer von Oz and Alice im Wunderland at the Junges Schauspielhaus Hamburg.In 2015 she created Effi Briest– although with a different text and a different melody in collaboration with director Clemens Sienknecht, a work which was selected for Berlin's Theatertreffen festival in 2016.