About me

 

Corinna Manisha Lenneis

 

 

Corinna Lenneis, who is originally from Vienna, Austria, completed her Bachelors of  Arts Degree at the renowned Guildford School of Acting, in short GSA, in England, Europe in 2005. Since, before and during her education she has worked as an actress, director, acting teacher and writer in England (where she works under the artist name "Corinna Lear"), Germany, New York, India, Nepal,  Austria and most recently South Africa.

 

Performances include “Showcase” at Criterion Theater, Piccadilly Circus, London, the performance of her own play “Survivors” at the Bellairs playhouse, Guildford and “Vernissage” which got performed both in Germany and Austria, and amongst many other plays "Die Anderen" which she co-wrote and directed with Mark Vanhommerig in Vienna and "Zwischen den Zeilen" with her ensemble "Theater Horizont" at the Spittelberg Theater Vienna.

 

Since 2007 she is leading acting and creativity workshops for both amateurs and professionals at the WUK in Vienna (www.wuk.at ) and at the beautiful lake "Wolfgangsee" (www.wolfgangsee.at )with great success.

Since 2010 she facilitates workshops in Presentation techniques for the European Culture Contact Point . http://www.ccp-austria.at/view.php?id=364

 

In August 2013 she trained to be a facilitator/joker for "Theater of Living" (Forum Theater) with David Diamond in Vancouver.

http://www.headlinestheatre.com/trainings.htm

 

Since 2008  she’s taken about  6 1/2 years time to travel around the world, write plays and prose and to teach acting internationally.

 

She is the founder of the Forum Theater Ensemble "Theater Horizont"

 

Corinna Lenneis lives in Rome.

 

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* Born on the 10th of march 1979 in Vienna, Austria

 

 

Education for Acting, Directing, Writing & Forum Theater (Theater for Living)

 

2002-2005 Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Acting at "Guilford School Of Acting" , UK, http://gsauk.org/

 

2001-2002 One Year Diploma of Higher Education in Acting at "East 15 Acting School", London, http://www.east15.ac.uk/

 

2010-2012 Directing lessons and workshops with Markus Kupferblum

 

2011 Acting for the Camera with Jerry Coyle

 

2007 Creative Writing Courses with Gustav Ernst and Robert Schindel in Austria

 

2013 Theater for Living (Forum Theater ) Level 1 & 2 (Jokering & Facilitating) with David Diamond in Vancouver, Canada, http://www.headlinestheatre.com/trainings.htm

 

 

 

Education in Reiki, Tantra and Meditation facilitating

 

2010-2011 Reiki Level 1 & 2 with Nathalie Matos at the Harmonic Healing Center, Goa http://www.harmonicingoa.com/

 

2011 Primal Healing and Tantra Energy with Puja Lepp and Niket Eldar

 

2009 Osho Meditation facilitating at Osho Varazze, Italy

 

 

Directing

 

Die Anderen, Theater Fleischerei, Vienna

 

Survivors, The Bellairs Playhouse , Guildford

 

WIR BRENNEN: AUS!, Theater im Werkraum, Vienna

 

Heraus-forderung Mensch -sein, Rampenlicht Theater , Vienna

 

Ein Mittsommernachts Albtraum , Rampenlicht Theater , Vienna

 

"Der listige Herr Odysserl" , Theaterei , Neulengbach

 

"Prometheus goes Pink Floyd", Cinema Paradiso, St. Pölten & weitere Spielorte in Österreich

 

"Berühr mich! Berühr mich nicht! Der Mensch im System & das System im Mensch"

Rampenlicht Theater , Vienna

 

"Zwischen den Zeilen" , Forumtheater Vernetzungstreffen Linz

 

"Zwischen den Zeilen" , Theater am Spittelberg, Wien

 

"Spiegel im Spiegel", Rampenlicht Theater, Wien

 

"Männervernichtungsgeschichten" von Uli Bree, Theaterei, Neulengbach near Vienna

 

 

Performance of plays written or developed by Corinna Lenneis:

 

 

Die Anderen, Theater Fleischerei, Vienna

 

Survivors, The Bellairs Playhouse , Guildford

 

WIR BRENNEN: AUS! (together with "Theater Horizont"), Vienna

 

Heraus-forderung Mensch -sein, Rampenlicht Theater , Vienna

 

Berühr mich! Berühr mich nicht! Der Mensch im System & das System im Mensch, Vienna

 

Zwischen den Zeilen (with Theater Horizont) Linz & Vienna

 

Spiegel im Spiegel, Rampenlicht Theater, Vienna

 

 

Plays by Corinna Lenneis

 

 

Survivors 2005

 

Die Anderen 2010

 

Sinn-haft-los 2012

 

The colour of heaven and hell (screenpaly) 2012

 

WIR BRENNEN: AUS! 2014 (together with "Theater Horizont")

 

Heraus-forderung Mensch-sein 2014

 

Berühr mich! Berühr mich nicht! 2015

 

Zwischen den Zeilen 2015

 

Spiegel im Spiegel 2016

 

Publications:

 

„A poplar, a porcelain cow and sleeping with a stranger“ in Driesch, Issue 5 / 2011, Theme "Crazy"

 

http://www.drieschverlag.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=209&Itemid=70

 

"Navigating through Chaos" -Handbook for "Kulturprojektantragsteller" by the European Culture Contact Point about Prasentation Techniques

 

http://www.ccp-austria.at/view.php?id=364

 

Newspaper article about my workshops in India: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/real-fantasy/898800

 

Poem on „All About India“: http://www.all-about-india.com/untitled-by-corinna-manishaimani-lenneis.html

 

 

 

Teaching:

 

2007-2013 Actingworkshops at the WUK ( www.wuk.at) in Vienna, Austria

 

2008 Acting Teaching at Kopan Monastry, Nepal

 

2008 Acting Teaching at Fior dir Loto School, Pushkar, India, www.fiordilotoindia.org

 

2008, Acting Teaching at Ganaheda Gypsy Camp, Pushkar, India

 

2010 & 2011 Actingworkshops at „Artspace“ in Puna , India

 

2011 & 2012 Actingweeks at lake „Wolfgangsee“ . Austria

 

2011 Workshop „Presentation Techniques“ for the European Culture Contact Point

 

2009-2012 „The Inner Artist“ Creativity Workshops together with Mario Mrazek & Christina Regorosa

 

2009-2012 Osho Meditation facilitator (Meditationdays and evenings) in various countries

 

2010-2012 Workshops for Presentation Techniques in Vienna

 

2010 - .2012 Improvisationevenings (amongst others fort he Impro Group „talkin“ in Vienna)

 

2012 „Lebens Theater „ (Living Theater) with Paul Kloosterman and Julia Fabich

 

2013 Actingworkshop at the African Dance Theater, Cape Town, South Africa

 

http://www.theafricandancetheatre.co.za/venue/

 

2014 Acting Workshop at the Novalis Ubuntu, Cape Town, South Africa, http://www.novalis.org.za/

 

 

 

Stage performances (Acting)

 

Landestheater Regensburg, Germany, Vera, Vernissage, Nike Brettschneider;

 

Theater Brett, Vera, Vernissage, Nike Brettschneider

 

The Bellairs Playhouse, Chiara, SURVIVORS, Corinna Lenneis

 

The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London, SHOWCASE, Peter Thomson

 

Mill Studio, Anfisa, DREI SCHWESTERN, John Jamiel

 

Electric Theater, Guildford, Volga, DIE SCHNEEKÖNIGIN, Struent Leslie & Peter Barlow

 

Mill Studio, Kay, BALM IN GILEAD, Michael Crompton

 

The Bellairs Playhouse , Mrs. Nichelby, NICHOLAS NICHELBY, John Gardyne

 

Bellerby Studios, Mrs. Sullen, THE BEAUX STRATAGEMN, Kate Napier

 

Bellerby Studios, Nina, DIE MÖWE, Peter Thomson

 

Bellerby Studios, Countess, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Pete Harris

 

Babette Biedermann, DIE BRANDSTIFTER, Ziggy Lindsal

 

Corinna Stroller, THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, David Robson

 

Pygmalion Theater, Wien, Agnes, AB.ORT, Geirun Tino

 

Pygmalion Theater,Wien, Tituba, HEXENJAGD, Christian Ioan

 

 

 

 

 

Readings & Radio

 

Reader for „Musiccultura“, Klosterneuburg, Austria

 

Interview with Radio Orange http://cba.fro.at/9013

 

Readings with „Freie Wiener Schriftstellergruppe“ a writers group in Vienna, founded by Corinna Lenneis, amongst others:

 

www.dasdorf.at%2Farchiv_41.html&name=Corinna+Lenneis&cat=other&showads=1

 

„Wandlungen“ together with Julia Kloess

 

www.radieschen.at%2Findex.php%3Fid%3D14&name=Corinna+Lenneis&cat=other&showads=1

 

Reading of „Sinnhaftlos“ at the Krilit „Kritische Literaturmesse“ in Vienna with Claus Goldschmidt

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Cinema/ TV

 

„Wild Rebell“, Director: Wolf Morrisson

 

„Auf Lily’s Spuren“ , Director: Peter Evers

 

Somat Advert, Eastern Europe

 

Acting fort he Camera with Sheela Allen 2004-2005

 

Acting for the Camera with Jerry Coyle 2010

 

 

 

Travelling within the last years:

 

2008 : 12 months: India, Thailand, Singapore, Nepal, Vietnam, China, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Moorea, USA

 

2009/2010: 8 months: India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, China, Israel

 

2010/2011: 4 ½ months: India

 

2012: 7 months: India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentinia, Uruguay, South Africa

 

2013: 3 months: Argentinia & Chile, 1 month : Canada, 6 weeks : Ireland and France

 

2014: 1 month : South Africa, 1 month : Italy and Korfu

 

2015: South Africa 2 Months, Italy : 2 months, England : 6 weeks

 

2016 : since february 2016 lives in Rome , Italy

 

Meditation retreats:

 

2005 : 2 weeks Buddhist Retreat in Dharamshala, India

 

2008 : 2 weeks Osho Meditation Center , Puna, India

 

2 months Osho Meditation Center, Kathmandu , Nepal

 

2 weeks, Buddhist Retreat, Kopan Monastry, Nepal

 

2009: 2 months at Osho Varazze Meditation Center, Italy

 

Vipassana 20 day retreat in India (www.dhamma.org)

 

2010: 2 months at the Osho Meditation Center , Puna, India

 

Vipassana 10 day retreat, Hungary

 

2011: 2 months at Osho Meditation Center , Puna, India

 

Vipassana 10 day retreat , Kolapur, India

 

2012: Vipassana 10 day retreat , Worcester, South Africa

 

2013/2014 Vipassana 10day retreat, Agathareid, Germany

 

Languages

 

English, French, Norwegian, German (mother tongue), Spanish

 

Instruments & Singing

 

Piano

 

Mezzo/ Alto ; Singing lessons with Mario Mrazek

 

Dance

 

Jazz, Ballett, Belly Dance, Ballroom

 

Sports

 

Horse riding, Skiing, Diving (PADI Open water), Paragliding, Skydiving, Trekking (Mount Everest basecamp amongst other Himelayan adventures)