Salt & Pillars

by: Thiemo Strutzenberger


During the Deconfining Writers’ Residency that occurred from 3 to 16 February 2023 as a collaborative effort between Salzkammergut 2024 and Operndorf Afrika – Village Opera, Thiemo Strutzenberger from Austria and Sidiki Yougbaré from Burkina Faso embarked on a journey through the diverse landscapes and hidden corners of the Salzkammergut region, engaged in meaningful exchanges with the local community and engaged in extensive dialogues with one another. 


Thiemo’s resulting text from this residency beautifully captures his unique reflections, thoughts, and ideas.



Thiemo Strutzenberger

Thiemo Strutzenberger is an actor and director from Kirchdorf an der Krems. He studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna with Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hubertus Petroll, Susanne Granzer and René Pollesch and was already engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna. He later played at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the Theater Neumarkt in Zürich, the Schauspielhaus Vienna and the Theater Basel. He has been a member of the ensemble at the Munich Residenztheater since the 2019/2020 season. Thiemo studied Gender Studies at the University of Vienna and was part of the Postgraduate programme in Gender Studies at the University of Basel, where he received his PhD in 2021. In the same year, he won the 3sat Award for his role in Stefan Bachmann’s play “Graf Öderland (Count Oederland)”.

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