Susanna Boehm

Film Director, Set and Costume Designer

Born 1965 in Munich, Germany

Combining twenty years of experience in set design (Berlin, Hamburg, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Houston and Washington DC) and documentary film making (“Mahlermania”, “Porgy and Me”, “Alphonse Mucha – Art Nouveau Visionary”) with new forms of media, Susanna Boehm has been given the opportunity to lecture in museums and universities, as well as leading workshops and tutoring bachelor theses in Berlin, Munich, London, Istanbul.

Since the summer of 2000 Boehm has been head of the Art Department for the Seebühne of the renowned Bregenz Opera Festival in Austria. Furthermore, she originates her own set designs (for example “Transmaghreb” and “Cosí fan tutte” (2015), both in Bregenz) and art documentaries for Arte-TV.

Due to her interest in new forms of media, Boehm successfully conceived a Graphic Novel App for Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. For numerous orchestras and opera houses, she developed strategies for social media, including conceptualizing and filming their promotional clips.

Education

1986-90
Study of Set-Design – Accademia delle Belle Arti – Rome

1985-86
Practical Training – Raleigh Theatre – NC – USA

Author and Director of Documentary Films


2009

“Porgy & Me”

2004

“Alphonse Mucha – Art Nouveau Visionary”

Set-Design for Opera

2006
‘Waitingroom’ a Händel evening Radialsystem Berlin
2005 ‘Schattenreich’ Konzerthaus Berlin/Postbahnhof
2005 Revival ‘Zauberflöte’ Mozart Cairo
2004 Revival ‘Parsifal’ Genova/Italy 2003 ‘Zauberflöte’ Mozart Kairo
2001 ‘Scipios Traum’ Mozart New York
2000 ‘Wozzeck’ Berg Osnabrück
1997 ‘Zaide’ Mozart/Berio Hamburg
Assistant-Designer

2002
‘Of Mice and Men’ Floyd Houston
2001 ‘Faust’ Gounod München
2001 ‘Of Mice and Men’ Floyd Washington
2000 ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ Mascagni Berlin
Bregenz Opera Festival – Austria

1989-2003
Project-Management of the Summer Opera
Set-and Costume-Design for Theatre

2001
‚Girlsnightout’ Dankward Göttingen
1999 ‚Fräulein Julie’ Strindberg Göttingen
1999 ‚Der Totmacher’ Karmakar Leipzig
1999 ‚Don Juan’ Wieland Bregenz
1998 ‚Yvonne’ Gombrowicz Bregenz
1998 ‚Top Dogs’ Urs Widmer Bregenz
1997 ‚Agfa’ Dayan Leipzig
1997 ‚Harold&Maude’ Higgins Bregenz