Wiebke Nonne (Head of Department)
Philipp Rost (Theatre Educator)
Sidney Kaufmann (Voluntary Year of Social Service - Culture)
I was born in 1985 in Bielefeld and moved many times since then. For university I wound up in Leipzig where I studied cultural studies, ethnology and psychology and was additionally engaged in various theatre projects. In 2010 for example I developed the production »Give me a piece of love« with young people at the Spinnwerk in Leipzig. Before and during university, I travelled several times to Bolivia and Peru where I worked with a human rights and environmental organisation and, amongst other things, ran theatre workshops in rural areas. In 2012 I worked for a year as trainee and assistant to Uta Plate in the Schaubühne's theatre education team. During this time I founded the Polyrealists youth theatre group and developed with them the production »Wir haben uns entschieden« (»We made a decision«) which was invited to the »Kaltstart« youth theatre festival in 2013. I then stood in for Uta Plate for two months at the beginning of 2013. After that, working as production assistant for »Das letzte Kleinod« (»The Final Treasure«) site specific theatre company took me to northern Germany. From January to June 2014 I was theatre educator for the Landesbühnen Sachsen Gmbh theatre in Radebeul and surounding areas. Since the start of the 2014/15 season, I am head of the theatre education team at the Schaubühne and created amongst other projects two further productions with the Polyrealists as a mix-aged theatre group. In 2015 »Happy Endings« and in 2016 »MACHT was ihr wollt« (POWER take it or leave it) came out.
»I love to go on a theatre expedition with a group. Open to what we might encounter along the way, hungry for new discoveries and filled with the feeling of being together on a journey, whether for just four hours or a year.«
I was born and raised in Radebeul, near Dresden. In drama classes during my school exchange year in Canada I got inspired to pursue working in theatre. After my graduation I worked as assistant to director at the Eduard-von-Winterstein Theatre in Annaberg-Buchholz within a Voluntary Year of Social Service in Culture. I studied at the Institute of Performing Arts and Education in Braunschweig and then continued my studies at the Berlin University of Arts in theater education. During my time at university I was part of various drama, dance and performance art projects and also ran theater workshops for young people at various school theater festivals. In my theater educational work I emphasize experimenting with contemporary formats of theater. Thus in the summer of 2014 I developed a site-specific project in the Libeskind building of the Jewish Museum Berlin with seven adults. Most recently I created the production »istgleich« as part of my volunteer year in the theater education department of the Schaubühne. Since June 2016 I am head of our theatre education department as maternity leave replacement.
»I want to provide people with a platform to negotiate their own stories artistically and accompany them on this path. Again and again I am fascinated how an idea transforms into a scene on stage and eventually into an entire show.«
I was born in Speyer, where I also went to high school. My initial interest in literature was immensely broadened when I visited a production of Kafkas’s »The Trial« at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. I began to regularly go to the theatre and also became a member of the theater group at my school. After a while I realized that I wanted to be even more integrated in theatrical projects and therefore decided to apply for a Voluntary Year of Social Service in Culture at the Schaubühne after my graduation. Now I work here as an assistant since September 2016.
»During a theatrical performance I am able to dive into the thoughts of someone else, which gives me the chance to discover new perspectives on the world and myself.«