Jung und jünger [“Young and younger”]
Droemer/Knaur (published August 2007)/ 335 pages
This insightful, fast-paced urban comedy about a woman forced to reinvent herself is set in Berlin Mitte’s fashion scene and allows a well-researched glimpse into the (not-so) glamorous world of designers and models backstage. A humorous and spiritual journey about the pitfalls of aging.
Schöne Witwen küssen besser [“Golddiggers”]
Fischer (published December 2004) / 319 pages
Cap du Soleil, an idyllic fishing village in Southern France. Two con-artists, a ‘bride’ and a ‘widow’, hit the same target: the reclusive billionaire Bas Fischer. Everybody hides a secret. Nobody is who they claim to be. A black comedy about the very rich and the wannabes. The star studded German film-adaptation was a ratings hit when it premiered as a two-part miniseries.
Essays and Interviews
Fischer (first published 1989)/ 169 pages
Hungarian-born Émigré George Tabori, director and playwright, was the “enfant terrible” and master of experimental theatre in Germany with his controversial, poetic, provocative spectacles in the Eighties and Nineties. Gundula Ohngemach (‘Leni’ is her nickname), portrays the multi-facetted theatre master guru in essays and interviews from actors and artistic collaborators. A close insight into the process of theatre making.
“Die Phantasie wie einen Muskel spielen lassen”. [“Working your imagination like a muscle”]
Interview with Hanna Schygulla – in:
By Hanna Schygulla and Lothar Schirmer (Editor)
Schirmer/Mosel (published first 2004) / 216 pages
Leni Ohngemach interviewed Hanna Schygulla in Vienna about working with George Tabori.
“Die Wahrheit des Drehorgelspielers. Mein Kampf von George Tabori” [“The truth of the barrel organ player.]
Essay on George Tabori’s play “Mein Kampf” in: Deutsches Drama der 80er Jahre [German drama in the Eighties]
Edited by Richard Weber (published first 1992)/ Suhrkamp
Essay by Leni Ohngemach on George Tabori’s play “Mein Kampf” and it’s world premiere at the Akademietheater in Vienna in May 1987.
(out of print)