Antú Romero Nunes

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Antú Romero Nunes

Antú Romero Nunes was born in Tübingen in 1983, the son of a Chilean mother and a Portugese father. He gained his first theatre experience as a director and actor at the Tübinger Theater in Lindenhof. Following this he worked as a direction and production assistant on theatre and film productions in Chile. After his return to Germany in 2005 he began to study Directing at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin and as a student he staged productions at theatres in Düsseldorf, Berlin and Schwerin. He directed his final year graduation production, “Der Geisterseher”, based on Schiller’s unfinished novel at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, which led to an invitation to the 2010 “Radikal jung” festival for emerging talent at the Munich Volkstheater. His Frankfurt production of ‘Peer Gynt’ earned him another invitation to Radikal jung.

The critics at “Theater heute” magazine voted Antú Romero Nunes as Most Promising Director of the Year 2010 for his production, “Das Prinzip Meese”.

From the 2010/2011 season to 2012/13, he was director in residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. He staged “Invasion!” by Jonas Hassen Khemiri at Thalia in Gaußstraße for the first time in 2009 and in 2010 he followed it up with “Atropa. Die Rache des Friedens” by Tom Lanoye. “Merlin oder Das wüste Land” was his first production on the main stage at Thalia. “Don Giovanni. Letzte Party” by Mozart/da Ponte and “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville followed.

In March 2012 Antú Romero Nunes received the 2011 Kurt Hübner Prize (a scholarship for young directors) for his piece, “Rocco und seine Brüder” at the Maxim Gorki Theatre, and furthermore his production of “Die Räuber” at the Maxim Gorki Theatre was awarded the Friedrich Luft Prize for the “Best Berlin and Potsdam Production of the Year 2012”.

Antú Romero Nunes has joined Thalia as Director in Residence for the 2014/15 season.

Source: Thalia Theater, Hamburg

As of April 2018

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