The “German Cabaret Prize”, which has been donated by the city of Nuremberg since 1991 and awarded by the Nuremberg Burgtheater, goes this year to Luise Kinseher, Philipp Scharrenberg and Eva Eiselt. The jury awarded the main prize, endowed with 6,000 euros, to “Mama Bavaria” Luise Kinseher, who plays many roles on stage, on the radio and on television, for her “philosophical cabaret”, which makes “laughter a healing cultural technique”, as it does stated in the justification. What you can see for yourself in Munich on October 1st and 2nd when she performs her current solo program “Painting walls. Setting sails” in the comedy house plays.
The program prize, endowed with 4,000 euros, goes to Philipp Scharrenberg, who, like many younger people, joined the cabaret from the poetry slam (where he was German champion in the individual and team competitions) for his new solo “Confusing is human”. According to the jury, Scharri, as he is also known, “balances manically and creatively between poetry, cabaret and music”, consistently lives up to his program title and takes the audience on a courageous and enjoyable journey through the confusion of our daily present.
Finally, the special prize worth 2,000 euros goes to Eva Eiselt for her “multi-faceted playing and her astute analysis”. She goes to the limits, often even one step further, and fearlessly questions herself and her art form. All three prizes will be awarded on January 13, 2024 in the Nuremberg Tafelhalle.