Dunja Sowinetz, born in Vienna in 1964, trained at Krauss Acting School in Vienna. She has been a permanent member of the Burgtheater ensemble since the 1985/86 season. Dunja Sowinetz has also performed at numerous festivals, including the Salzburg Festival and the Reichenau Festival. She has acted in numerous film and TV productions such as Ulrich Seidl’s film Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love). Sowinetz created a stage adaptation of High Society for the Metropol and also translated Guys and Dolls into Viennese dialect for the Metropol production Strizzis und Mizzis. She writes lyrics for her own songs, translates texts for the Burgtheater and performs her own stage programmes.