Richard Gonlag – Titelbild

Am Boden

Am Boden
© Olaf Jelinski


A theatre play based on »The Lower Depths« by Maxim Gorky

In early summer 2015 I directed an adaptation of Maxim Gorky's »The Lower Depths« at the theatre school Die Etage in Berlin-Kreuzberg. An interesting re-encounter – 24 years previous to this one I played it myself, for my graduation at the Theatre School Arnhem, directed by the teacher with whom we started back in 1987, Peter Sonneveld …

Cast: Olivia Büschken, Sunna Hettinger, Marie Kitzmüller, Jakob Khoshbakht, Philipp Meyer, Josephine Röhnisch and Nazli Taleghani.

Premiere: September 4, 2015 in the theatre of the school Die Etage
More performances: BrotfabrikBühne Berlin, Theater Alte Feuerwache Bad Nauheim


Lots of thanks to Olaf Jelinski (camera) and William Lundahl (edit) for their cooperation in making the Trailer.




Photoshoot III

with Jaap de Jonge in Wünsdorf near Zossen

Workshop e-Casting

Two-day Training for Actors


Theatre in the train • New project of »Das Letzte Kleinod«

Photoshoot II

with Jaap de Jonge in the tank barracks Bernau


Performance for two actors

Performing Arts Festival

ProtokollB • Three theatre nights

Voiceover Work

Workshops and Personal Coaching

Protokoll B

Protokoll B • A Theatre Platform

Met Film School

My collaboration with the Met Film School Berlin


with Jaap de Jonge in the villa Neue Hakeburg

Am Boden

A theatre play based on Maxim Gorki • Graduation at the theatre school Die Etage


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