Jörg Kleinau

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Soon after completing drama school at the Staatliche Schauspielschule in Rostock Jörg had his first engagements at the theaters of Stralsund and Rostock. From 1978-80 he joined the Theater der jungen Generation in Dresden playing in MINNA VON BARNHELM, ARMER RITTER, WHAT YOU WILL, THE SNOWQUEEN and DER KAUKASISCHE KREIDEKREIS. In 1981 he changed to Greifswald and performed in LYSISTRATE, FEUERROTE BLUME, DIE PREUSSEN KOMMEN and EGMONT.

Jörg Kleinau was very busy working for the DEFA. He participated in TV-classics like FRONT OHNE GNADE, DIE LEUTE VON ZÜDEROW and ZAHN UM ZAHN/TOOTH BY TOOTH, in adventure movies (DER BÄRENHÄUTER), mystery stories (DIE SPUR DES BERNSTEINZIMMERS/THE MYSTERY OF THE AMBER ROOM), and literary films (SACHSENS GLANZ UND PREUSSENS GLORIA).

After 1990, in unified Germany Jörg played in TV-series like SCHWARZ ROT GOLD, IM NAMEN DES GESETZES/IN THE NAME OF THE LAW, DOPPELTER EINSATZ, VON FALL ZU FALL, ALPHATEAM, HALLO ONKEL DOC, DIE TROTZKIS, in MARIENHOF, FÜR ALLE FÄLLE STEFANIE, SOKO KITZBÜHEL and in TV-movies like HERZ AUS SCHOKOLADE and INGA LINDSTRÖM (Das Erbe der Granlundas).

He is especially dedicated to work on childrens films and movies for the young (DIE SPRUNGDECKELUHR, DER DOLCH DES BATU KHAN).

Jörg Kleinau continues to perform on stage - e.g. the Master of Ceremonies in the production of HAMLET at the Globe-Theatre Berlin 1993. Furthermore he wrote and realized different children's plays with music, for example ZIRKUS KUNTERBUNT. At Theater 2000 he directed DER KLEINE PRINZ/THE LITTLE PRINCE/LE PETIT PRINCE and WILHELM BUSCH. Lately he performed with Anita Kupsch and Klaus Mikoleit in KEINE LEICHE OHNE LILY/BUSYBODY and in THE THREE MUSKETEERS and in his own realizations DINNER FOR ONE, NA, DANN PROST, GANZ OHNE WEIBER GEHT DIE SHOW'SE NICHT, MÄNNER GEBEN AUSKUNFT, SWING UND FRECHE VERSE as a member of the GALGENTRIO .

Theatre Directing

2016

Das Dorf ist still. Deutsche Balladen
Mecklenburgisches Landestheater
Parchim

2006

Dinner for one

1998

Wilhelm Busch

1997

Der kleine Prinz
Theater 2000
conception and director
Berlin

1993/94

Zirkus Kunterbunt (plays for children with music)
Globe-Theatre
conception and director
Berlin