I had the honor of working for Elsani Film (and Saga Film and Splendid Entertainment) again in their new international (Germany / Iceland) co-production action film, OPERATION NAPOLEAN. I play the role of Ambassador Russell opposite Game of Thrones legend, Ian Glen. Also gracing the scenes is German film / tv star, Wotan Wilke Möhring. It was my first time working with Icelandic director, Oskar Thor Axelsson and I hope not the last. Besides being professional and competent, he was very articulate in communicating his vision for each character in the scene in addition to his patience, charm and warmth. The German and Icelandic teams were fabulous to work with and made me feel very welcome. Another bonus was, I was filming in my neighborhood! I am very grateful to everyone who made this opportunity happen
2022 started out very busy with the continuation of our first educational project - The English Writing Challenge. We are working with two, sixteen year old high school students on the monologues they created. We will be filming them at the end of May and by June they should be on our website.
Also, I am so happy to report that I received another grant from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine Westaflia in Germany and the German government.
This new grant will enable us to produce our first LIVE theater production in the fall of 2022!
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We are proud to announce that the etc - english theater cologne website is finally online! Please stop by, and click around, watch the online content, see our Christmas messages, check out the Education part and the Support part. Sign up for our Newsletter if you haven't already. If you encounter any problems in any version of the site, i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet, please let us know. We've tested everything but there could still be a few gremlins in there causing problems that we haven't seen yet. Thank you!
We want to thank all the individuals, companies and organizations that have helped us on this long journey since last year when we received the first grant from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine Westaflia in Germany and the German government which helped us to get started and to film our genre trailers - The Proposal and Old Time Radio Show / Comedy. Then we received a second grant this year which enabled us to create and realize our first educational project - The English Writing Challenge!
We wish you a very Happy Holiday and a safe, healthy, peaceful and adventurous new year. We look forward to seeing you at our first live show in 2022!
Kathleen Renish & James Bunyon
etc-english theater cologne
Last year in 2020, I received a grant from my city / government and was able to found etc - english theater cologne with my British colleague, James Bunyon. etc is a professional theater company offering American and British theater, projects, education. Oct - Dec. we were busy Skyping with possible partners to help us get this started like web designers, logo designers, film production companies, etc. By January we were ready to film "genre trailers" showing genres of shows we'd like to do after the COVID situation improves but due to all the lock downs, that was delayed until April 2021. At the end of April we filmed two different genre trailers, Old Time Radio Show / Comedy and the other Classical / Fantasy / Drama. We started uploading the trailers at the end of June early July to our etc Facebook Page and our etc Instagram. We hope to have our etc website launched by mid September 2021.
We are currently working on our first educational program and making plans for our first LIVE production which we hope to bring to a theater in Koeln or Bonn before the end of 2021. If not, then hopefully in Q1 2022 depending on the COVID situation.
The nominations continue. KUNTERGRAU has made it to the Official Selection of die Seriale 2021,
I am so proud to have been a part of this project from almost the beginning. Thanks to Kai Kreuser the director and anyway Koeln for trusting me to do the role of Oma Margarethe. They are all like my family. 🙏😘❤️💐.
A few weeks ago, I was very excited to learn that KUNTERGRAU was nominated for the 2021 Grimme-Preis It has been a great pleasure for me to play a recurring role in Europe's #1 award-winning gay web series since 2015. My role as Grandma Margarethe has been described as the "heart and soul" of the series. The series was produced by Anyway-Koeln without any support from streaming platforms or TV stations and through crowd-funding from their millions of fans around the world.
Kai Kreuser is the director of KUNTERGRAU and with his debut film, LABEL ME, won Best Medium Length Film at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in 2019. Keep on the lookout for more award winning works from this talented, young, up-and-coming director!
I am very grateful to director Kai Kreuser and to anyway Koeln for allowing me to be part of this wonderful project.