Florian Rexer - Florian Rexer

Florian Rexer, Kulturpreisverleihung 2018

Florian Dominik Rexer (born April 8, 1976 in Villingen ) is a German-Swiss actor , director and director of the Hagenwil Castle Festival near Amriswil . Florian Rexer lives in Switzerland.


After graduating from high school in 1996, Rexer completed a private two-year vocal training course with Professor Xander Hagen. Until 2000 he studied for four years at the drama school in Freiburg . While still in training, the ensemble won first prize at the 1998 Versailles International Theater Festival with Molières L'impromtude à Versailles . This was followed by an engagement at the Théâtre Déjazet in Paris in Molière's play “ The Citizen as Nobleman ”.

Actor and director

Rexer already played at the Kammerspiele in E-Werk (KIEV) during his training. In 1999 he made his debut at the Württembergische Landesbühne as Gerenot in Hebbels Nibelungen. This was followed by engagements at the Junge Theater of the Staatstheater Stuttgart , the Theater im Zentrum in Stuttgart and the Franconian Theater Schloss Maßbach . With two state theaters at over 80 venues in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, he played roles such as Monsieur Chasse in Monsieur Chasse or how to hunt rabbits , Brindsley Miller in Comedy in the Dark , Florindo in love makes inventive , Stanley Kowalski in Endstation Sehnsucht , Begby inTrainspotting, Jago in Othello.

Rexer became a co-founder of the Brandauer Ingenuus Ensemble in Zurich . In 2002 Florian Rexer was hired by the Berliner Ensemble (BE). After an assistant to Claus Peymann for (Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe) , he worked from 2004 to 2010 as an assistant director at the St. Gallen Theater. Rexer's first directorial work was a production of all of Shakespeare's works - slightly shortenedin its own version, which was picked up by various theaters in German-speaking countries. In 2007 Florian Rexer also took on the assistant director position at the music theater, opera and musicals of the Konzert & Theater St. Gallen. He worked with director Franziska Severin and opera director Peter Heilker. He assisted international masters such as Hansjörg Hack, Denis Krief and Aron Stiehl . He rewrote the libretto for the staging of the musical work: “Die stumme Serenade” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and played a part in the staging of the work in 2008/09 himself.

In autumn 2011 Rexer staged the play “A kind of Alaska” by Harold Pinter (St. Gallen, Bern, Zurich). The Swiss composer Marcel Saegesser expanded this stage work with his composition "Swamp I and II." The Swiss TV presenter Marco Fritsche took over the patronage of this production.

Organizer and emcee

In 2008 Florian Rexer founded the event agency Feierwerk and organized evenings with Ralph Morgenstern , Walter Andreas Müller , Andreas Thiel and Sophie Berner, among others . In the same year Florian Rexer became a guest lecturer for free speech, stage fright training and communication at the Tobler University in Bern and at the IAP - Institute for Applied Psychology in Bern. Together with psychologist Patricia Fent, he has headed the KOMIN communication institute in St. Gallen since 2008.

In 2009 the company Dinnerevents.ch was created under his event management and organization. Professional actors organize international evenings in German, English, French and Russian under Rexer's direction.

Together with the son of the film composer Klaus Doldinger, Nicolas Doldinger (Das Boot, The Neverending Story), Rexer is developing a program for the traditional Grand Hotel Suvretta House in St. Moritz in 2012 for its 100th birthday.

On April 16, 2011, he staged the first “Comedy Wedding” in Hangenwil Castle: The audience took part in an imaginary wedding party with dinner, which took place with the participation of actors according to the usual knitting pattern of wedding performances (participation: Michael Kobi, Luzia Bonilla , Bigna Körner, Doris Haudenschild along with Corinne Sutter and others). Other dinner events are: crime scene dinner, mafia dinner, court dinner, horror dinner.

Festival management

In 2010 Florian Rexer became artistic director of the Schloss Hagenwil Festival on Lake Constance. In 2010 he staged “Cyrano der Bergerac” in the lead role with Julian Weigend (Lammbock, Schimanski). In 2011 he directed the plays "The Servant of Two Masters" and "The Frog King". As a servant he was able to engage the Swiss actor Livio Cecini. Both pieces have been extended twice, as have all the following festivals: In 2012 Florian Rexer staged the Molière play “The Imaginary Sick” and “Rumpelstiltskin”. The well-known Swiss actor, comedian and radio presenter Walter Andreas Müller was hired as a “sick person” . It followed:

Schedule only

Florian Rexer has been performing his solo program "Der Götti" since 2015. From 2017 he will present his second solo program: "My Götti - the fourth part of the trilogy". Directed by Paul Steinmann , who has worked on the program. On February 21, 2019, his third solo program "Fettnäpfchen" started in the Herisau chair factory. [2]

Winter theater and theater without a stage

On February 11, 2016, the winter theater opened in Amriswil with the fairy tale “The Frog King in Thurgau”. [3] directed by Florian Rexer, who is also the initiator of the theater and takes over the artistic direction of the theater.

On December 15, 2019, the Wintertheater started a Swiss tour with "Oli Twist" [4] , a stage adaptation of the social novel " Oliver Twist " by Charles Dickens [5] staged and written by Florian Rexer . 33 children played together with professional actors, namely six child actors with multiple casts and around a dozen child statists in the lead roles.

Florian Rexer developed a "theater without a stage" where a bus of the post bus is recorded treatment operations. It is a different kind of city tour, with the bus going to various stations in a city that serve as venues for the play “VerschwindiBUS”. The piece was played in Bern , among other places [6] .


In 2017 Florian Rexer took over the direction of the musical "Gotthelf - Das Musical", which premiered on December 14, 2017 in the Dreispitz sports and cultural center in Kreuzlingen and was sold out within a few days. The authors Charles Lewinsky (text) and Markus Schönholzer (music) attended the premiere [7] , along with the festival management of the Thunerseespiele , where the work's world premiere took place in 2011.

Federal National Day on the Rütli 2019

For the official national celebration in 2019 on the Rütliwiese, Florian Rexer realized a Tell game with the title "Tell - cheeky & fast". His young acting ensemble played. It was musically framed by the Amriswil City Harmony, the Castello Singers and the Coro Tricolore. The play was then repeated twice at the federal celebration of the city of Amriswil. [8] [9]


With the program as "Götti", Florian Rexer received the jury award on October 31, 2015 as well as the 2nd audience award of the Swiss Comedy Award . [10] [11] [12] In “Who is who”, the Thurgauer Zeitung named Florian Rexer as a cultural worker for the fifth time in a row since 2014 as one of the hundred most important personalities in the canton of Thurgau. [13] In November 2015, the business magazine “Leader” voted him one of the 140 most important personalities in Eastern Switzerland. [14] In 2018 he was elected again in the same magazine, this time among the 250 most important personalities in Eastern Switzerland. [15] On October 2, 2018, he received the City of Amriswil's Culture Prize. [16]


Individual evidence

  1. Brandauer noble ensemble
  2. Critique in the daily newspaper of February 24, 2019
  3. Newspaper report on the opening of the Wintertheater
  4. Children's theater with "Oli Twist" in Amriswil: "Eat or be eaten"
  5. Production website
  6. Disappearance bus goes to Bern
  7. Kritik Premiere „Gotthelf - Das Musical“
  8. "The cheeky Tell was a direct hit"
  9. ^ SRF report of July 31, 2019
  10. Comedy Award Finalisten 2015 (Archivseite)
  11. ^ SRF report of November 18, 2015
  12. Bericht in "STAND UP! Comedy Show"
  13. THURGAU: The 100-crowned Thurgau personalities
  14. ^ "Leader" magazine: Who is Who of Eastern Switzerland: Art 2015
  15. ^ "Leader" magazine: Who is Who of Eastern Switzerland: Art 2018
  16. Awarding of culture prizes by the city of Amriswil in Kufo. In: tagblatt.ch. October 2, 2018, accessed October 3, 2018 .