Nov/Dec 2016 – Working with toxic dreams again

Toxic Dreams is currently developing a new production, working title: It’s always foggy in Vienna. It’s always foggy is the second instalment of their multi-year project, recounting the story of a single apartment building in Vienna. Workshop presentation will be at the beginning of December 2016, final project showing dates in April 2017, more details coming soon.


September 2016 – Thomas B or not at brut Vienna

A Screwball Comedy or Hate story in 5 acts with a prologue and not so happy epilogue. First performances: September 25-29, 2016 at brut, Vienna
More details here

The story
He is a successful playwright, working mainly for the state theatre. She is a successful performance artist, working mainly in the fringe.
They are a couple. They team-up to write and produce a ‘play’, a theatre piece based on their life.
But what is this ‘play’? Is it an autobiographical piece? A documentary theatre? Is it a postmodernist joke? Is it a detective story with a tragic ending? Is it just a conversation piece about the nature of art? Is it a simple love story? A murder mystery? And will they still be together by the time the ‘play’ is staged?
A classical Screwball Comedy normally ends in marriage, but this time it probably won’t…


June – August 2016

Performing the comedy song-drama „Ewig Jung“ for a second season at the Laxenburger Kultursommer.

Make up by Marietta Dang

Performing every Saturday and Sunday from June 25th until August 21st 2016.

For performance dates and tickets click here.


May 2016 – theaternyx* performance at Posthof Linz

I am very happy to be working with theaternyx* on their new project. Director Claudia Seigmann and artist Claudia Dworschak invite the audience to sit around a table. Together we eat and drink, we share stories, we listen. Each one of us is sitting in the front row, each one of us could tell one of these stories just like Marlene Streeruwitz does in her book »Das wird mir alles nicht passieren. Wie bleibe ich FeministIn.«

Premiere on May 18, 2016, 8pm at Posthof Linz
Further performances: 20. / 21. / 22. May 2016, 8pm
For tickets and infos click here.


March/April 2016 – toxic dreams and The Mechanical Paradise at Metro Kino

„The Mechanical Paradise“ tells the story of Georges Méliès.
Welcome to our world of cardboard dreams, painted fantasies, shabby costumes, beat-up performers and cheap adventures. Our moon is made of paper, our mermaids knew better days. Welcome to our trick picture spectacle. Welcome to the cinema of attractions.

The performance
The film we are shooting, live on stage, is a sort of biopic about the man, Méliès, who dared to dream too much. Into this story we are interweaving the action of filming several of his movies. We will recreate several shorts by Méliès starting with the first movie he filmed ‘Playing cards’ and going through ‘The Vanishing Lady’, ‘The Mermaid’ and ‘The Trip to the Moon’. The last movie we will recreate is a fictional one, in it we are imagining what would have happened if Méliès would have tried his hand in doing Griffith. The fictional movie is titled “The Jews” and supposedly tells the beginning story of the Zionist movement.
The action of filming live will be created by performers, extras, stage hands, live musicians, life story tellers, and live directing. The performance should give the audience the chaotic atmosphere of making a film.

Premiere April 20, 8 pm at Metro Kino, Vienna
Further performances April 20, 21 and April 26 – 29
For more info click here.


April 2016

Shooting „Die Hölle“, the new movie by Stefan Ruzowitzky in Munich.


March 11, 2016 – Premiere of the film „Eine Hochzeit“ at the Diagonale Filmfestival, Graz

Directed by Sebastian Mayr. For more info click here.


December 3rd, 2015, 8:15 pm., ORF1

TV Premiere of the Upper Austrian detective film „Der Tote am Teich“ with Josef Hader and Maria Hofstätter, directed by Nikolaus Leytner.


November 2015 – February 2016

Further performances of RÄUBER – das leben stiehlt auch nur vom tod (SCHREI SCHILLER SCHREI) at Werk X, Vienna, directed by Pedro Martins Beja.
All performance dates and information here.



September/ October 2015

Rehearsing the new production of Schiller’s „RÄUBER- das leben stiehlt auch nur vom tod (SCHREI SCHILLER SCHREI)“ directed by Pedro Martins Beja. I am very excited to be playing the part of Amalia in this amazing play!
Premiere is on November 5th 2015 at Werk X, Vienna.
For more infos, dates and tickets click here.


August 28th 2015, 9pm

Premiere of the ORF crime series „Der Tote am Teich“ with Josef Hader and Maria Hofstätter at the Open Air Cinema in Windhaag, Freistadt.
For details and showing times click here.


12. August 2015

Shooting the new World War II drama „Wir sind am Leben“ directed by Nikolaus Leytner, Ljubljana, Slovenia.


May/June 2015

Rehearsals for the Songdrama “Ewig Jung“ at the Laxenburger Kultursommer. For performance dates and tickets click here:


April/ May 2015

Shooting the new feature film Low Tide (Moza el ha yam) by Daniel Mann in Tel Aviv. I am happy to be playing the female lead.


16. April 2015 – Another World Vienna Premiere

The Post Apocalyptic Zombie movie directed by Eitan Reuven will be shown as part of the Vienna Fright Nights Festival.


Interview about THE FLOOD by Badac Theatre


March 5th- 21st

THE FLOOD – London Premiere

In March we will be performing at the Draper Hall in London. More infos and tickets HERE.

Performances on March 5th, 6th, 7th , 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21th at 19:30h.
Venue: Draper Tenants Hall
1 Howell Walk
SE1 6TL London


Feb – March 2015

Shooting the new ORF crime series “Der Tote am Teich”

Directed by Nikolaus Leytner
Produced by Lotus Film / ORF

I am very happy to be acting alongside the legendary Austrian comedians Josef Hader and Maria Hofstätter.


August 25th 2014

The new commercial for the webhosting company EASYNAME is online.

Voice-over: Susanne Gschwendtner
Director: Mike Kren
Production: MovieBrats
Executive Producer: Stilfabrik


August 1st – 24th 2014

The Flood, a new site-specific and immersive play by Badac Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

- Venue: Summerhall / The RUTS
- Category: Escalator East To Edinburgh Theatre
- Age Suitability: 14+
- Times: 18.30 & 20.30 (55 mins)

Book tickets HERE.


June/July 2014 Update

Rehearsals for the new play with Steve Lambert of Badac Theatre Company, London.

Set in the unspeakable nightmare of WW1 battlefields, switching between the visceral horror of war and an increasingly passionate and ultimately tragic love.

“The Flood” will be performed at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe this August. For more information about the play and to book tickets click HERE


Take a look at ABC’s new prime time show The Quest airing July 31st, 2014

What is the Quest?

For more info click HERE


June 6th 2014, 9 pm

Premiere of the short film ALWAYS ON MY MIND as part of the Cinema Next Film Festival at Top Kino, Vienna.
Directed by Helen Parkes
Starring Susanne Gschwendtner and Rainer Zoffmann
Click HERE to take a look at the festival website!


May 25th 2014, 8 pm

Special screening of ANOTHER WORLD for the Israeli Academy Members at the Cinematheque Tel-Aviv.
Starring Carl McCrystal, Susanne Gschwendtner, Zachi Cohen, Davina Kevelson, David Lavenski & Larry Butchins
Directed by Eitan Reuven
Cinematography by Benji Cohen
Produced by Shlomi Aviner & Eitan Reuven, Israel
For more news, trailers and the official premiere date check out the OFFICIAL WEBSITE


May 14th 2014

The trailer of the new ABC series THE QUEST is now online!
Click HERE to watch it!
THE QUEST is a new fantasy competition series from the producers of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and THE AMAZING RACE.
Starring Susanne Gschwendtner, Jan Hutter, Peter Windhofer, Marcello de Nardo, Stefanie Buddenbrock, Florence Kasumba and Mai Duong Kieu
Directed by Bertram van Munster and Jack Cannon
Executive Producers: Bertram van Munster, Elise Doganieri, Mark Ordesky, Jane Fleming, Rob Eric and Michael Williams


April/ May 2014

Shooting of TATORT – Nullsummenspiel (working title)
Directed by Robert Dornhelm
Cinematography by Walter Kindler
Produced by e&a film, Vienna