Markus Olzinger

Founder/Artistic Director

The native-born Upper Austrian guy has already trod the boards of the state theatre in Linz in the operas “The Young Lord”, “Carmina Burana” and “Hansel and Gretel” when he was just 12 years old. A musical studies at the “University of Music and Representative Art” in Vienna ensued. Beside his training to be performer he constantly kept on exploring the fields direction, production and scenery and therefore contributed the first few sceneries for university-productions. After finishing his studies he went on an European tour among others as Gustav in Martin Doepkes “Beauty and the Beast”. Productions like the “Rocky Horror Show” at the Saarland state theatre ensued (role: Rocky). “Funny Girl” at the theatre in Ingolstadt (role: Nick Arnstein), “Kiss me Kate” at the state theatre in Linz (role: Gremio), August Strindberg´s “The Pelican” (role: Axel) on tour with “Theatergastspielen Kempf” and a season at the Middle Franconian state theatre. In addition to being performer he occasionally operates as stage designer, director and choreographer. Among others he created the stage setting for the musical “Annie” at the state theatre in Linz for the celebration of 30 years state music school and he took responsibility for the interior design at the ball of the commercial club Linz. (2014,2015,2016). He directed the fairy tail show “Ronald Mc. Donald” in the Voest Alpine steel mill. In 2014 he founded the Musical Spring in Gmunden with Caspar Richter and Elisabeth Sikora, in which he is responsible for production and stage. In 2015 he made his production debut with “Blutsbrüder” and because of the huge success he continued his work with the production of “The Secret Garden” and “Sofie´s World”. Many more projects among others the season of Musical Spring in Gmunden in 2018 are in preparation. www.markus-olzinger.com