Hanh Mai Thi Tran



Play, 2018

There's only one place for Vietnamese people in German society: bent over the stove at a restaurant, because »good foreigners« are invisible and take on strenuous work for low wages. As an actress, however, Dresden-native Hanh Mai Thi Tran is as visible as possible and speaks about everyday racism, engagements that only envisage her in servant roles, and the strangeness of her parents' culture.

Hanh Mai Thi Tran, born 1994 in Dresden, had her first experiences on stage at the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, and then studied acting at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz from 2015 to 2019. During her studies she worked with directors like Maxim Didenko, Pedro Martins Beja and Sabine Auf der Heyde, and appeared as a guest performer at the Schauspielhaus Graz. Hanh Mai Thi Tran has been part of the Gorki ensemble since the 2019/2020 season.