Monika Varga

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YEAR & PLACE OF BIRTH
1982 in Basel, Switzerland
NATIONALITY
Swiss / Serbian
LOCATION
Basel, Switzerland
Munich, Germany
HEIGHT
167 cm
EYES
Brown
HAIR
Brown
EDUCATION
Acting Studies at Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding
Focal Film and Audiovision Zurich, Switzerland Workshop with Corinna Glaus and Tom Gerber
Focal Film and Audiovision support for actors in the preparation of their role Workshop with Michaela Rosen
AWARD
Acting scholarship from the Migros Cultural Center and the Ernst Göhner Foundation
LANGUAGES
Serbian fluent
ACCENTS
Swiss German
VOICE
Alto
SPORTS
Aikido / Fencing / Tae Bo / Yoga
DANCING
Modern / Afro / Hip Hop
DRIVING LICENCES
Car

Film Selection

2018
Die Dampfnudel / Short Film Lead / Zürcher Hochschule der Künste / Director Lars Mulle
2017
Eheguide / Short Film Lead / Samuel Kernwein Film / Director Francesco Ria
2016
Die Studie der Esther M. Vogt / Feature Film / Director Andy Attenhofer
Persona / Short Film / The Rising Panda / Director Dominik Maiori
Momentum / Feature Film / Filmfestival Blickfang / Director Lukas Amman
2015
The Silence Of The Fowers / Short Film / Crearte Films / Director Arnulfo González Vélez
2014
Reborn / Science Fiction Short Film / Perspective Pictures / Director Claudio Sipka
2013
Between / Short Film / Director Flo Baumann
2010
Transcending - The Beginning of Josephine / TV Film / Director Michael Wettstein
2010
Rheinkind / Feature Film / Director Eylo Disler & Msto Mendes
2009
Die Käserei in Goldingen / DRS SR TV Film / Director Markus Welter
2008
Becca / Short Film Lead / HFF Munich / Director Lena Dörrie

Stage Selection

2018
Die Gottesanbeterin / sogar Theater Zürich / Director Ursina Greuel
2018
Glück / Dragica Rajcic / Stückbox 12 Theater Dornach / Basel / Director Ursina Greuel
2016
Buchkörper / Theatre Kompanie Offspace / Director Zina Vaessen
2015 - 2016
Rumpelstilzli / Tournee theatre Arlecchino Basel, Switzerland / Director Raphael Bachmann
2010
Der zerbrochene Schlüssel / Junges Schauspielhaus Zurich, Switzerland / Director Andrea Kramer
2009
Peng. Abends auf dem Dach / Gaswerk Winterthur, Switzerland / Director Annett Lang
2008
The Mind is a Place of it's Own / Tanztendenz Munich, Germany Muffathalle / Director Katja Wachter
2008
Treffen / Theatre festival Spielart Munich, Germany / Director Verena Stoiber
2008
Für eine bessere Welt / Akademie theatre Munich, Germany / Director Antje Schupp
2007
Der Schleier der Beatrice / Pathos Transport Theatre Munich, Germany / Director Cordula Jung
2007
Zement / Pathos Transport Theatre Munich, Germany / Director Cordula Jung
2007
Electronic City / Akademie theatre Munich, Germany / Director Jochen Schölch
2006
Die Geschichte von Soldaten / Akademie theatre Munich, Germany / Director Cordula Jung
2006
Die Wände / Residenz theatre Munich / Director Dieter Dorn
2006
Vertrauen auf Irrtum - Antigone nach Ödipus / Akademie theatre Munich / Director Cordula Jung
2006
Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder / Akademie theatre Munich / Director Verena Stoiber
2005
Medea / Akademie theatre Munich / Director Cordula Jung
2004
Level13 / Akademie theatre Munich / Director Lisa Nieleböck
2002
Lieb mi! / Theatre Basel, Switzerland and guest performance in Germany, Austria, Switzerland / Director Sebastian Nübling
2000 - 2001
Tod eines Handlungsreisenden / theatre Basel, Switzerland / Director Lars-Ole Walburg
2000 - 2001
Miss Sarah Sampson / theatre Basel, Switzerland / Director Samuel Schwarz
2000 - 2001
Outlander - Fremdgehen mit Kleist / theatre Base, Switzerland / Director Tom Ryser
1999
Prinzähssinnen / Roxy theatre Baselland / Dynamo Zurich / Director Tom Ryser

Commerical

2017
Migros Gastronomie / Commercial / True Story Agency / Dynamic Frame Production / Director Jonas Ulrich
2013
Wir vermitteln Helden / TV Commerical / Jacando AG / Director Sara Venerito

Monika Varga, of Serb-Hungarian descent, was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland. At the age of seven she started training and performing jazz dance and later also hip hop. Then, in 2000, by coincidence, she auditioned for the stage play „Prinzähssinnen“ by Tom Ryser. A precondition for it was, that participants be able to dance well. Quite surprisingly, she snatched this significant role which consequently served as her entry ticket into the world of theater. In the following, she played at the Theater Basel in numerous productions directed by Samuel Schwarz, Lars-Ole Walburg, Tom Reisinger, and Vincent Leittersdorf, to name but a few. The production „Lieb Mi!“ at the Junge Theater Basel went on to perform at multiple other notable theater venues in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. As busy as she already was, she still took every spare minute to find even more acting jobs and so she was on the go for quite some time. Knowing that this was what she had always wanted, she embraced the endeavor wholeheartedly. It was her very first and only audition that got her into acting school: the renowned August Everding Academy in Munich in the following years became her place of recognition and activity. She even received the Prize For Acting which is a two-year scholarship by Migros and the Göhner Foundation. And it is the August Everding Academy where she learned from scratch how to become a professional actress. With sheer panache, Monika Varga creates her characters through great strength and out of boundless playfulness.