Director: Joanna Godwin-Seidl, from vienna theatre project
Conductor: Hooman Khalatbari
Set and costume: Richard Panzenböck
Asst.: Olivia Rosenberger
Producer: Eva Drnek
Festival Director: Stephan Gartner
Director/Producer - Joanna GODWIN-SEIDL
The actress and director studied theatre in the United Kingdom. She has been running VIENNA THEATRE PROJECT since 2006. THE LAST FIVE YEARS was her solo musical debut at the Theater Drachengasse. German language theatre credits include directing MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN (Ronacher Theater), HAUTNAH (Patrick Marber) for Theaterverein Vision (OFF Theater) and MORD IM MUSIKANTENBEISL (Asst. director - Theater Drachengasse). Recently acclaimed musicals include ORDINARY DAYS and TICK TICK..BOOM! She has a solid repertoire, often choosing plays with social & political content: PLENTY (VIS Theatre), DIRT (Theater am Petersplatz) and THE MEETING (Black History Month/Theater am Petersplatz) to name a few. In 2014 she directed the hit play TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, was pleased to receive rave reviews for her musical TITLE OF SHOW and starred in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 PSYCHOSIS. As an actor, she has starred in a number of shows from Ayckbourn to Coward and Shakespeare, in theatres such as Vienna’s English Theatre, the Kammeroper and Schönbrunner Schlosstheater. In 2015-2016 she directed the critically acclaimed shows DISGRACED, MARRY ME A LITTLE and THE INVISIBLE HAND. All her latest productions, including THE WHO & THE WHAT ( 2017, Theater Drachengasse) and BUILDING THE WALL were nominated "Tip of the Week" in the national press.”
Director - David Wurawa
is a professional and award nominated actor. He began his professional acting training/ tutelage with tutors from Neighborhood School of Theater (USA), Act UP (UK), The Actors Centre (UK), London Academy of Media, Film & Television (UK).
His ability to portray a spectrum of characters has gathered him rave reviews.David is a consummate professional who strives for excellence and growth in his craft. He has been described as professional, positive, proactive, creative and disciplined.
He starred and Co- produced NEW ORDER a Sci-fiction feature film Starring the legendary Franco Nero, Written and Director by Marco Rosson. David has an extensive and international body of work in Film, Television, Radio and Theatre. Most recently he was seen in the multi-award winning film AUSSTIEG RECHTS, the hit play/film LA PASADA and the new made for TV, start up series pilot WIENERLAND, as well as working on the SOKO crime series in Germany.
He is currently starring in WILKOMMEN BEI DEN HARTMANNS at the Akademie Theater, Vienna as well as focusing on a number of film projects - some being presented at the Cannes Film Festival.