Natali Seelig, born in Witten, grew up in Basel, Hong Kong, Liverpool and Bitburg. After studying at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich, she was engaged at the State Theatre Hanover in 1992. In 1993 she moved on to the Bavarian State Theatre. In Munich, her collaboration with Andreas Kriegenburg began with Wolfgang Borchert’s Draußen vor der Tür, continuing with Federico García Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba (1997), Dea Loher’s Blaubart – Hoffnung der Frauen (world premiere, 1997) and Heinrich von Kleist’s Penthesilea (1999). In 1998 she was elected Actress of the Year. In 1999 she moved on to Vienna’s Burgtheater together with Andreas Kriegenburg, playing the title role in his production of Lulu by Frank Wedekind. From 2002 to 2009 Natali Seelig was an ensemble member at the Thalia Theater in Frankfurt, continuing her collaboration with Kriegenburg in numerous productions; thus she played the title role in Lessing’s Miss Sara Sampson and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, among others. She also worked with directors Armin Petras, Jorinde Dröse, Alize Zandwijk and Michael Thalheimer. Since the 2009/2010 season she has been an ensemble member at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. She was last seen on stage in Geschichten von hier I: Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung (director: Frank Abt, 2009), in Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun (director: Stephan Kimmig, 2010), Gorky’s The Philistines and Jean-Paul Sartre’s Les jeux sont faits (both productions: Jette Steckel, 2011, 2014), Capitalista, Baby! based on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (director: Tom Kühnel, Jürgen Kuttner, world premiere, 2011), Dea Loher’s Am Schwarzen See and David Grossmann’s Aus der Zeit fallen (both world premieres: Andreas Kriegenburg, 2012, 2013).
Current as of June 2014