GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza
Olivier Award Best New Comedy 2009
Tony Award Best Play 2009
Hans Peter Kudlich
Hans is well known throughout Austria for his designs for theatre, opera, events and exhibitions. He has designed a lot of stunning sets, among them the mega hits Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Miss Saigon, Tommy and Little Shop of Horrors.
His string of highly successful opera designs include Kurt Weill’s One Touch of Venus, Mozart’s Magical Flute, and Don Giovanni and Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss.
His work – creating unusual spaces for The Federal Austrian Tourist Board has taken him to many international cities: Chicago, Geneva, London and Singapore to name but a few.
Due to his special know how and experience in contemporary architecture, he has designed events for L’Oréal (Hungary), Sun Microsystems, Cadence (Prague), Citibank (Budapest and Vienna), Western Union (South Africa), etc.
In 2004 Hans received the “Karl Skraup Price” for Mother Courage.
Since 2005 he has been one of the main set designers of the Volkstheater, Vienna and Head of Design and Technical Director of the Volkstheater in den Bezirken.
Studio Kudlich is also well known for its fabulous exhibition designs e.g. for Centre George Pompidou (Paris) and Joaneum (Graz).
One of his most important assignments was to be Art Director and Artistic Director of the opening ceremony of the “Universiade 2006” in Innsbruck (Austria), the worlds’ second largest sports competition with 3,500 active participants.
Hans is also well known for the set design of several national TV shows and gala performances in Austria and Germany like the “Romy Gala”, “Goldene Europa” and “Austrian of the Year”.
2009 saw him responsible for the set design of the “Midsummer night concert in Castle Schönbrunn” (Vienna), presented by the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which was broadcast to more than 60 nations with a live audience of more than 100,000.
For Vienna’s English Theatre he has designed eleven productions, including 84 Charing Cross Road, Corpse!, Bedroom Farce, Gaslight, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Doubt, A Picasso, 2 Pianos 4 Hands.