THEATER ACTING - HIGHLIGHTS
Nina Franoszek is also an accomplished theatre actor who made her stage debut at the State Theater in Hanover, Germany.
In 1986 she personified the “Holy Mary” in Oscar Panizza's play “The Council of Love” (1893), a satire on the hypocrisy of religion which received critical acclaim and attained cult status at the Glocksee Theater Hanover.
The play tells the fable of how syphilis came into being. It landed its author in prison for blasphemy. The ensemble had chosen the play because of the relevance to the Aids Epidemic in the 80’s and the topicality of discrimination against people with HIV. The ensemble played several performances in front of church representatives, clergymen and nuns.
With the age of 23 Nina was engaged as a leading lady at the State Theater in Bielefeld, performing a diverse range of characterizations in the works of Shakespeare, Kleist, Brecht, Lessing, Albee, Osborne, Chekov, and others.
As a member of the Berlin Play actors she embodied Estelle in the existentialist play “No Exit” by French writer Jean Paul Sartre in 1993. The piece contains essential gems of existentialist thought and is the source of perhaps Sartre's most famous quote, "Hell is other people." ("l'enfer, c'est les autres" in French).
Since 1998 Nina is known for her scenic readings and performances at the Villa Aurora, Goethe Institute LA, Pacific Resident Theater and various other Los Angeles based theatres.
She earned critical acclaim for "THE GERMAN WINDSORS" - Readings in Historic Villas of German Jewish Emigrants – the audience experienced literary treats of German Jewish Writers in the original homes of Thomas Mann, Arnold Schoenberg, Lion Feuchtwanger and Salka Viertel.
Emmy Award Winner Eric Breaden read with Nina excerpts of Thomas Mann's "Die Betrogene / The Black Swan" and "The Buddenbrooks" in Mann’s former LA residence, that was built in 1941 and served him for over a decade. Mann wrote many of his major works there including Doctor Faustus and Felix Krull.