12th October 2016 until 22nd October - Back due to popular demand!
19 € Normal
17 € Club Ö1, unions, Pensioners, Verbund, Kolping members
15 € as of 5zig, Tera Vienna Card, groups 7+ persons
13 € Theatre Tuesday, disabled card holders, Wien Energie
10 € Family extra, Students, Uni. Darstell. Kunst
9.50 € IG Theater, Club Ö1 Students, Students 6+,
0 € Kulturpass Hunger auf Kunst und Kultur, Wiener Sozialpass, Präsenz- und Zivildiener
Press & general enquiries contact Christina Koeppl
Tel.: 43(0) 664 4242587
vienna theatre project leading team:
Stage Manager: Jimmy Irons
Backstage crew: Kathy Firli
Costumes: Andrea Bernd/vienna theatre project
Set Design: Richard Panzenböck
Set building: Richard Panzenböck, Zsoltes Kemenes, Hannes Stockinger
Lights: Stefan Rauchenwald
Poster/Flyer: Gernot Ottowitz
Poster Photo: Tim Huening
Show Photos: Ine Gundersveen and Thomas Schluet, Tim Huenning
PR & Sponsorship: Christina Koeppl, Joanna Godwin-Seidl
In House: Theater Drachengasse
Performed with the kind permission of Dramatist Guilds US
About Nick Bright
Dave MOSKIN was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York City. He’s returned to Vienna’s English Theatre once again in CHICKENSHIT, after playing Richard Ehrlich in 2012’s Time Stands Still.
As a child performer he was in numerous theater and television productions including Oliver, Gypsy, the national company of The Rothchild’s and The Grassharp and Seesaw on Broadway.
Musical theater credits include Berger in Hair at the Raimund Theater, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Footloose, Jekyll & Hyde, Vince Fontaine/Teen angel in Grease, and the Big Bopper in Buddy the Musical in Essen, Germany. Dave also sang the Rock Tenor part in Leonard Bernsteins Mass with the Tonkünstler Orchester NÖ at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Festpielhaus in St. Pölten. He is currently starring in WEST SIDE STORY at the Salzburger Festspiele.
Theater Productions in Vienna include Jamie in Territory, Ben in IZ, Leon/Nick in Speaking in Tongues, Shakespeare in Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Christmas Carol, Charlie in Over The Threshhold, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Frank in How the Other Half Loves, Winston in 1984, Richard Ehrlich in Time Stands Still and Martin Sterneck in Gabriel Barylli’s Chickenshit(Butterbrot) He is also the Producer of, and plays “Jake” in The Blues Brothers Are Back, touring Europe and appearing most recently in the Wiener Stadthalle.Film credits include Tootsie, The Godfather, Manhattan, Im Weissen Rössl 2013 and Good Morning Kabul.
Michael SMULIK was born in Port-Elizabeth, South Africa, to a bi-lingual couple (that wasn´t an offence over there) in 1975 . After a turbulent and infuriating school career, followed by an equally frustrating attempt at leading a normal life, he finally emigrated to Austria by mistake! Originally he was on his way to Holland, the land of freedom and civilisation, when he found himself broke in Vienna (who isn’t?).
Starting from scratch, he took various jobs, but found himself bored, over-educated and under-challenged. Taking the advice of a girlfriend, he decided to try out for the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien drama class and was accepted. Thus began a new, turbulent and infuriating school career, culminating in expulsion from the school after three years. Michael decided to complete his training and acquired a drama diploma via the Actor’s Union. Since then he has played in every major Austrian city, and some not so major ones too, in English and German. He is now a sought after actor who also directs and writes. In 2001 he teamed up with fellow sufferer Christian Strasser and formed Christian&Michael und die Emotionale Rock-+Showband. He rents living space in Vienna.
About Imam Saleem
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 now starring in the theatre version of BRAUNSCHLAG in Filmhof, as well as assuming the lead character in the comedy, thriller "CITY OF SPIES" which he is currently filming.
Hisham ABBES MOUHIT was born and raised in Bern, Switzerland. At 15, he went alone to Vienna to train for drama, dance and singing at the conservatory SUNRISE STUDIOS, Vienna.
Even during his education Hisham collected experience in theatre and film. Among others BOYS DON'T CRY, BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN and BOYS AWAKENING in DSCHUNGEL Wien. He also had guest performances in Stadttheater Leoben, Landestheater Linz, City Theatre Helsingborg (Sweden) and Varaždin (Croatia). HAUNTED HOUSE a romantic musical in Theater Die Neue Tribüne, FUNNY GIRLS REVIEW in Volkstheater, Rote Bar. Next he worked in concert performances with Drew Sarich (Silent Symphony) and Eva Maria Marold (Seebühne St. Pölten). He appeared with the band "SoundAndVision“ in Vienna’s Der Reigen. In the spring of 2016, he released his first single "Unter Die Haut".
Joanna GODWIN-SEIDL - Director / Producer - 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 musical directing debut at the Theater Drachengasse. German language theatre credits include directing MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN workshop (Ronacher Theater);, HAUTNAH (Patrick Marber) for Theaterverein Vision (OFF Theater). Recent acclaimed musicals include TICK TICK..BOOM! , MARRY ME A LITTLE. She enyjoys choosing plays with social & political content; DIRT (Theater am Petersplatz), 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 DISGRACED and starred in Sarah Kane’s 4.48 PSYCHOSIS. She is next commited to two musicals SARG NIEMALS NIE and THE LAST FIVE YEARS, as well as the hit play THE WHO AND THE WHAT, a European premiere in Theater Drachengasse February 2017. , for upcoming shows.
"Not just a tense hostage drama, but a crash course in financial trading...fascinating" FM4, Vienna February 2016
Richard PANZENBOECK – Set Design - was trained at the Fashion Institute Vienna in Hetzendorf Castle as a designer. He trained as a puppeteer under Nigel Plaskitt (London - Avenue Q, Muppets, etc). He is completing acting training at the Schauspielschule Krauss and studies Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna.
His work includes: Designer / Assistant for many ORF shows (Dancing Stars, Starmania, Quiz Safari, Contra der Talk, Franz Ferdinand, Servus Kasperl, etc) He has worked as an actor / puppeteer for film, television and theatre (The Tragedy of Macbeth,Tom Turbo, Kasperl, Franz Ferdinand, ABC-Bär, Theater der Jugend, Schubert Theater, Nestroyhof/Hamakom, to name a few). Author (Paperman, Zusatz:Vorstellungen, Internet Opera, and more). Director (Mord im Musikantenbeisl, Kreuzungen des Lebens), Assistant Director (Blood Brothers, I See a Darkness, Into The Woods).
He was also responsible for the set-design of viennatheatreproject’s show “Marry Me a LIttle” and will assistant direct „Into the Woods“ at Vienna’s English Theatre.
James Irons – Assistant to the director
James began his career in 2013 with the podcast theatre group in the United Kingdom, performing in two Shakespearian plays ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Twelfth Night’, as well as Anton Chekov’s ‘The proposal whilst he was also taking his A-Levels. He moved to Austria in the summer of 2015 to further his German, and to gain acting experience prior to studying at university. James has previously worked with the Vienna theatre project, working backstage on ‘Marry Me A Little’ and recently finished his Austrian debut with ‘A Christmas Carol’ (Open house theatre). This is James’ first role as an assistant directior.
DAR - February 2016 - David RODRIGUEZ-YANEZ was born in Venezuela and graduated from Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in 2015.
He perfomed in the Tango-Opera „Azrael“ and in „The Drowsy Chaperone“ (ÖE) as Adolpho at Konservatorium Wien as well as Merkur in „Orpheus in der Unterwelt“. He also performed in “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Wiener Ronacher, in „Jesus Christ Superstar“ at the Stadttheater Baden, in „Das Vergnügen, Verrückt zu Sein“ at the Novomatic Forum Wien, in „West Side Story“ (Chino) at the Felsenbühne Staatz as well as the role of Abe in „Disgraced“ at the Theater Drachengasse. David is also the author of „Descent Into Youth“ which was staged in 2011. He was singer (stand-in) at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Wiener Stadthalle and performed as Chester Brinson in Saturday Night Fever at the Summermusical Amstetten stage.