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Monika Gossmann

Published February 17, 2023

Assistant Professor in Performance, School of Theatre

FAB 321

Monika Gossmann graduated from the famous Moscow Art Theatre School of Stanislavsky. During her training, she performed at the Moscow Art Theatre as Anna Petrovna in Chekhov’s Platonov and the Moscow Theatre for Music and Film in the Musical Chicago. She has performed worldwide with the Tiger Lillies Circus and at many German Theatres notably as Lady Milford in Intrigue of Love and as Miss Julie in Miss Julie. Monika also starred in European TV shows Art detective Mozart, Judgement Day, SOKO, Coast Guard, and Catharine the Great. International Feature Films: Iron Sky, Maximum Impact, George, The Unforgiven, and Kangaroo Chronicles. She became a Lucid Body Teacher, a Somatic Acting Technique. In 2014, she opened her own studio, the “LUCID BODY Room Berlin”.

Monika also teaches for NYU Berlin, Copenhagen Staten University, Copenhagen Skuespillerakademiet, Moscow MXAT, and Actors Space Berlin. In recent years, she has also led masterclasses for FINDplus at Schaubühne Berlin. In 2013, she directed the play STRIPPED by Stephen Clark, followed by The Stronger by Strindberg, Stadt Elegies by Rilke, Gruss vom Meer by Pasternak & Rike. She also directed The Snowlion by Tenzin Tsundue for Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts in Mcleod Ganj.

In 2016, she founded her own production company “Teamonfire Productions”. She has written her first musical, Dorian, based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, which has been contracted by Rodgers & Hammerstein. She wrote a play HUMBOLDT, which she directed; it premiered in Moscow, Omsk, Berlin, and Bayreuth in 2019.

In 2021 she directed her first award-winning feature film “Three Sisters”, shot in Florida.
She starred in David Fincher’s latest movie “MANK” with Gary Oldman, winning 2 Oscars.
Most recent works are HBO “Staircase”, “BBC”, “A Spy among friends”, feature Film “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, Apple TV “Little America”.

Teaching Areas

Performance, Acting, Movement and Somatics

Research Areas

Creative work, Writing, Publications