Martin Schwab, Actor
Martin Schwab studied acting at the Max Reinhardt School in Berlin and played a great number of roles at renowned German theatres before making a name for himself as actor in contemporary plays, starting in 1982 at the Salzburg Festival. He has performed in a great number of first productions of works by authors like Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, Peter Turrini and Gerd Jonke. In 1986, he first appeared at Vienna’s Burgtheater and became a regular member of the company in 1987. Since 1989, he regularly appears in festival-productions in Reichenau during the summer. He has been awarded the Josef Kainz medal and the Nestroy Prize as well as the Gold Medal of the City of Vienna. One of his most legendary roles is his impersonation of Claus Peymann in Thomas Bernhard’s dramolet „Claus Peymann kauft sich eine Hose und geht mit mir essen".