Susanne Litschauer | © Elsa Okazaki

Susanne Litschauer

Lektorin for voice & speechThomas Bernhard Institute
Susanne Litschauer has been teaching voice and speech according to the Linklater method in seminars and workshops in Germany and Austria since 2015. Her teaching activities already took her to the Thomas Bernhard Institute in 2018 as part of the summer camp, and since October 2019 she has been teaching voice and speech there.
Susanne Litschauer initially trained as a dancer at the ballet school of the Vienna State Opera, graduating in 1979 with an exam. A scholarship from the BMUKK enabled her to complete another year of training at the Academie de Danse classique in Monte Carlo and to train at the Alvin Ailey School of Dance in New York. Her career as a dancer took her to the Salzburg Easter Festival (under Herbert von Karajan), the Burgtheater in Vienna (under Ruth Berghaus and Claus Peymann), the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, the Tanztheater in Vienna, the Steirischer Herbst and numerous tours to Germany , Italy and Switzerland.  At the same time, she received her training as an actress with Burgtheater actress Eva Heer and Barbara Lehner and finally switched to acting. She has been a member of the ensemble at the Vienna Volksoper since 2000, where she has worked with directors such as Hans Neuenfels, Klaus Maria Brandauer, David Alden, Alexander Schulin, Michael Schottenberg, Matthias Davids, Renaud Doucet and Olivier Tambosi. She has also appeared as a guest in numerous productions, including at the Landestheater Vorarlberg in Bregenz, at the KUK Theater in Linz and with the ensemble OPER UNTERWEGS, at the KOSMOS Theater and at the Theater im Nestroyhof HAMAKOM in Vienna. She brought this work together with directors from the independent scene such as Lothar Manninger, Helga Utz, Jürgen Heib, Evelyn Fuchs and Andreas Hutter. From 2002 to 2006 she completed her diploma as a Feldenkrais teacher. In 2018 she founded the performance group FOXP2 together with the dancer and choreographer Elisabeth Orlowsky, with which she develops interdisciplinary art projects in the field of tension between cultural and social anthropology, theatre, dance, literature and sound design. In 2010 she began to intensively deal with the voice training according to Kristin Linklater and to work according to this method in practice. From 2015 to 2017 she completed the teacher training with Kristin Linklater in Orkney/Scotland and has been an authorized Linklater voice teacher since 2017.