COACHING - ACTING IN ENGLISH:
Since October 27, 2016, I've been part of the instructional team at the internationale akademie fuer filmschauspiel (iaf) in Koeln. http://iaf-schauspielschule.de/dozenten.html
I have two graduating classes of up-and-coming young actors from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Croatia and Serbia. My field of focus is "Acting in English", and "Accent Reduction".
I recently completed recording for a new social/political game called "PORTRAIT OF AN OLIGARCHY" speaking for the role of the "HOSTESS". More information later!
The final show for 2016 was wonderful! Another full house and a very fun, playful audience. Thank you! Here are some comments about the October 29, 2016 show at the Euros Theater Central Bonn on Oct. 29, 2016
"...The show was amazing! I had such a great time. The stories were filled with a lot of different emotions.I laughed, I felt joy, we all sang together.. A really true and beautiful performance that I will never forget!.."
"...Kathleen, thank you so much for another lovely and funny evening. We loved to see the show over and over again and it never became boring. It's been great seeing the show change and develop over the years. Sharing your life with us has made our lives richer. Love you, Isabell, Raimund & Christian..."
The show on Sept. 17 in Bonn was FANTASTIC! Thank you Bonn! The the final performance in 2016 is on October 29, 2016!
Here are some audience comments:
Comments from the September 17, 2016 show at the Euro Theater Central Bonn:
"...Thank you so much for this amazing and heart-warming show! We had so much fun and you both were great!..."
"...A Lost American In Germany last night at Euro Theater Central in Bonn with and by Kathleen Renish. What a fantastic performer and what a great story, what a life!..."
"...Thanks for an amazing show! It was entertaining, funny, touching- I love you singing and Georg at the guitar..."
"...It was great! Thank you!...
Pawo - Film Festivals
The feature "Pawo", that I had the honor of working on as the acting coach to the main cast and as an actor back in 2014, has been making the film festival route this year! Here is a list of the festivals coming up:
The next festival, again is in the UK. Pawo is in the *Official Selection* of this years Portobello Film Festival in London..."the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe" (The Independent)
Screening Date is 4th September at the KPH 130 Ladbroke Grove W10 6HJ, London
Pawo is in the *Official Selection* and nominated as *Best Feature Film* at this years Festival y Muestra Internacional de cortometrajes Corto Creativo UDCI https://www.facebook.com/cortocreativoUDCI
Pawo has been officially selected and nominated as Best Drama at the I Will Tell International Film Festival 2016 in London. http://www.iwilltell.com/pawo.html
Come around on 31st August - 7pm - Empire Cinema, 267 High Street, London
Pawo is running at Tibet Film Festival 2016. Screening in Dharamsala (India) and Zürich (CH) on 16th/17th September ! Details coming soon ! Stay tuned !
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
I'm very happy and proud to announce that I will be performing the role of "Martha" in Edward Albee's masterpiece, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", under the direction of Marianne de Pury at the Euro Theater Central Bonn. The premiere will be in March 2017. This is a role and a play I've wanted to do my whole life. I'm thrilled and grateful for this opportunity.
What a week! I successfully completed 4 new, long and complicated e-learning modules for Interroll.
I completed a voice over for a tutorial for Aquila Biolabs and industrial films for American Regent "Venofer" and Bayer "Youniverse". Three more happy clients and studios!
The feature film "Pawo", has won at this years International Independent Film Awards in three categories:
PLATINUM AWARD - Cinematography (Amin Oussar, Cinematographer )
GOLD AWARD - Original Score (Sebastian Heinrich & JJI Exile Brothers & Co)
GOLD AWARD - Narrative Feature
I had the honor of working as acting coach and in a small role in this wonderful project. Congratulations to the cast and team! Here's a link to the trailer: PAWO TRAILER
The German web series "KUNTERGRAU" will start shooting the second season in August and September! I'm looking forward to playing grandma Margarethe again!
Here's a link to the series season 1. You can find me in episodes 3 & 4.
My new English and German showreels are online!
I also have a new video page with two commercials I did. Please click here for the commercials.
The new, gay web series "KUNTERGRAU", where I played grandma Margarethe, had it's premiere in Koeln on January 29, 2016 to a very happy and excited crowd! All 5 episodes of the first season were shown along with an interview session with the main 5 actors along with a brief fund raising part to raise money for the second season.
This was a wonderful collaboration between the organization anyway koeln http://www.anyway-koeln.de/jugendliche/ and the film production company moviio http://movi.io/ and was a project created and produced from young gay men in Koeln between the ages of 18 & 27. I just added a bit of color to the project! The trailer doesn't show all the conflicts and daily struggles that the guys have in their daily lives which is the basis of the series. Some of the moments are very touching and the wonderful camera and editing work from Max Jonas Fohrbeck is top and the music from Max Kelm provides a wonderful atmosphere and the directors Kai Kreuser, Nick Schröder and Maik Scholz as well as the rest of the team and cast rounded it all out!
Some excerpts of an article about the premiere and the series (about the character Oma Margarethe) first in German and then directly translated into English:
Alle lieben Oma Margarete - und einige besonders Lukas
Everyone loves grandma Margarethe - and some especially love Lukas
Besonders ins Herz schloss das Publikum bei der Premiere Oma Margarethe (Kathleen Renish), die ab Folge 3 neu zu Kuntergrau hinzustößt. Obwohl sie nur eine Nebenrolle spielt, sorgte sie mit ihrem amerikanischen Akzent und ihrer herzlich offenen Art für viel Schmunzeln und Lacher im Publikum.
The audience's favorite character of the premiere was grandma Margarethe (Kathleen Renish) who jumps into the series as of episode 3. Although she only has a supporting role, with her American accent and open, warm style, she managed to bring many laughs and chuckles from the audience.
Als sie versehentlich in Leopolds Zimmer hineinstürmt und ihm beim Wichsen stört, hält sie danach eine Ansprache auf die Normalität des Masturbierens: "Du musst dich nicht schämen. Das ist ganz normal. Das machen viele Männer." Schöner hätte es auch Schwulenmutti Debbie aus der Serie "Queer As Folk" nicht sagen können.
As she inadvertently ran into Leopold's room while he was in the middle of masturbating, she then conducted a speech about the normalcy of masturbation. "You shouldn't feel ashamed. It's totally normal. All men do that.". This couldn't have been better said by the "fag hag" Debbie from the series, "Queer As Folk" .
Please click here for "KUNTERGRAU" Season 1 Trailer
The film "MYRIELLE" where I played the role of Vivian Blair, had it's premiere in Dortmund at the Roxy Theater on January 20, 2016. It was the graduation film of 4 film students of "WAM - Die Medienakademie" in Dortmund and it's the third short film production of "Outside The Box - Filmproduktion". It was a great pleasure to work with the team and cast on this project! You can see some set photos by clicking on PHOTOS above.
Please click here for the trailer
Back in August 2015, I worked with two young, talented directing students at the Internationale Filmschule Koeln on a video project for the Charity Video Award 2015 for the Deutsche Parkinson Vereinigung e.V. Our project is called "liebe leben" and won 3rd prize in the competition. Watch the Video here