Kay Kysela

Kay Kysela, born in 1989 in Aarberg (BE), is both a trained nurse and an actor. He has been a permanent member of the ensemble at the renowned Schauspielhaus Zürich since the 2019/20 season.

Before deciding on a career as an actor, Kay Kysela performed internationally on stages as an acrobat in the martial arts-acrobatic-comedy show group "Swisstricks". He also gave workshops in acrobatics and tricking.

From 2012 to 2016, he studied acting at the Bern University of the Arts. During his training, he starred in various guest roles, such as in Patrick Gusset's production of Othello, and in Frankenstein directed by Philip Stölzl at the Theater Basel. He also played  „Sturm“. in Niklaus Helbling's production of Patumbah at the Zurich Festival and was seen in Mirko Borscht's Ghost of Chance at the AUAWIRLEBEN theatre festival in Bern.

From 2016 to 2019 he was permanently engaged at the Theater St.Gallen, where he worked with renowned directors such as Barbara-David Brüesch, Jonas Knecht, Bettina Bruinier, Martin Pfaff, Melanie Huber and Jenke Nordalm. In addition to his theatre work, Kay Kysela is also active in film and television, both at home and abroad. His projects include appearances in Tatort, the successful series Wilder, Kommissarin Heller, Die Beschatter and the feature film Weglaufen geht nicht.

He loves to swim in the rain, has a passion for eating rocket salad and does not like to drink plain water.