UPCOMING:
musical "chreis cheib"

Theatre directing & Scriptwriting

Artistic collaboration with Deborah Kiener (production & choreography) Nils Fraser (production & musical arrangement)


The newly created musical takes us to the famous "Chreis Cheib" - place of pleasure, fun and poverty. 
We follow our protagonists through twenty-four hours of adventures on Langstrasse and see how immigration policy interferes with their daily activities and relationships as everyone searches for their place in the urban jungle.

Premiere on the 13th of April 2023 in Jugendkulturhaus Dynamo in Zürich (will be played till the 16th).

Research, storyline & script: Deborah Kiener, Monika Krzesniak
Production: Deborah Kiener, Nils Fraser
Directing: Monika Krzesniak
Choreography: Deborah Kiener
Set design: Monika Krzesniak, Deborah KIener, Nils Fraser
Lighting design & Programming: Monika Krzesniak
Costumes: Deborah Kiener, Monika Krzesniak

More at: https://www.kulturbogen.ch/

musical "DIE SCHWEIZERMACHER"
Theatre directing

Artistic collaboration with Deborah Kiener (production & choreography) Nils Fraser (production & musical arrangement)


Swiss musical based on a classic movie "The Swiss Makers" by Rolf Lyssy - a brilliant satire on swiss immigration politics in the 70ties.
The work with the actors involved developing their comical potential, building the ensemble feeling, fine-tuning the energies and the rhythm. 
We analysed the emotions and intentions of the protagonists and looked for the best means to deliver them to the public.

Production: Deborah Kiener, Nils Fraser
Directing: Monika Krzesniak
Choreography: Deborah Kiener
Set design: Monika Krzesniak, Deborah KIener
Lighting design & Programming: Monika Krzesniak
Costumes: Deborah Kiener, Monika Krzesniak

More at: https://www.kulturbogen.ch/

musical "gleichheitsfreiheit"
Theatre directing

Artistic collaboration with Elianne Stroomer (writer), Nils Fraser (composer & production) and Deborah Kiener (choreography)


The musical tells a story about womens' rights and LGBTQ movement in 1958 in Zürich. 
The main plot is interwoven with short scenes commenting on the topic from the 2019 perspective, which were written by me during rehearsals with themed improvisations. 
In my work with actors I used multiple methods, from ensemble building Grotowski exercises, through character motivation analysis to improvisation games. In that piece, I have also created a short swing choreography. 

Music & Storyline: Nils Fraser
Text: Elianne Stroomer
Text adaptation & Directing: Monika Krzesniak
Choreography: Deborah Kiener
Set design: Nils Fraser, Monika Krzesniak
Lighting design & Programming: Monika Krzesniak
Costumes: Deborah Kiener, Monika Krzesniak

More at: https://www.kulturbogen.ch/