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Andreas Döhler /

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Already during his studies at the Hochschule for Musik and Theater 'Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy' in Leipzig, Andreas Döhler was appearing at the National Theater in Weimar. Immediately after graduating, he was engaged at renowned theaters such as the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, and the Berliner Ensemble.

From the very beginning of his career, directors who have significantly shaped contemporary theater noticed the special sincerity and physical intelligence that the actor knows how to use subtly and precisely. Repeated award-winning collaborations followed, with Dimiter Gotscheff, Frank Castorf, Michael Thalheimer, Nicolas Stemann and Sebastian Hartmann, directors with whom Andreas Döhler is frequently invited to prestigious theater festivals.

The actor knows how to combine seriousness and ease, body and emotion, humor and human tragedy smartly and masterfully - to such a degree that the audience has the feeling of being able to share the actor’s every thought and emotion. Theater heute writes: 'Andreas Döhler has a truly extraordinary physicality that - with all due caution with regard to audacious categorizing - can rightly be described as a unique characteristic. If you look at him closely, you sometimes have the feeling of being able witness a very special inside correspondence between the cerebral cortex and the nerves. Phenotypically - and in the most fascinating way - it almost seems as if Döhler’s body were stuttering. Whereby the reason, of course, is not due to any kind of impaired nerve impulse transmission, but - on the contrary - to an exceptionally well-functioning one. As if everything that wanders out of the head into the performing organs is critically tested one more time, at every synapse, for coherence.'