the collective

Adrienn Bazsó – Actress and theatre educator.

Born and raised in Hungary, Adrienn completes her acting education in Budapest, where she plays in different off-theatre-productions. In 2012 she moves to Germany where she studies theatre education as a master at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Since then, Adrienn is working as a freelance theatre maker – as an actress and a theatre educator for different theatre houses in Berlin (e.g. German National Theatre, Staatsoper unter den Linden, Theaterdiscounter, Theater Strahl, Theater an der Parkaue). In her works she loves to explore the meeting edges of theatre, music, physical theatre and performance.

Gwendolyn NoltesScenographer

Gwendolyn Noltes (1981) was born and raised in the Netherlands. After completing her studies ‘Fashion Design’ at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and ‘Film- and Theatre Design’ at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy, she has worked in the Netherlands on several theatre plays. Besides working as a costume-and stage designer, she also occupied herself in developing concepts for theatre and art installations.

Since 2011 Gwendolyn works and lives in Berlin, where she continues her work in theatres like ‘Staatsoper Unter den Linden’, ‘Theater Strahl’, ‘der Neuköllner Oper’ and with independent theatre groups. Her work could be described as strong visual concepts with a refined colour palette and in which the costumes look like if they came straight from the catwalk. She has never lost touch to fine arts, which often result in independent works and projects outside the theatre.

Paulina Szczesna – Actress, theatre trainer, performer,

Born in 1990 in Poland. . Paulina finished Cultural Studies on UKSW (Warsaw) on master degree. For a four years she was an actress in Warsaw Mime Centre Company. Based on physical and mime theatre she developed an interest in the body as a tool of expression. In 2019 graduated ArtHaus Berlin/LISPA Berlin where she has completed both the Devised Theater And Performance (DTAP).

Now mostly fascinated by performance art, close contact with audience and spaces in between art and real life. Her performance ‘In between’, made in 2018 Faro, Portugal  is a manifestation of her artistic research. As a facilitator she seeks for authenticity in people and their unique qualities.

Jelle De Wit – Actor and theatre educator

(21-09-1984, Bonheiden Belgium) his formal training began as a student at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts in Tilburg, Netherlands, where he earned a BA in theatre with a specialisation in teaching in 2012. The starting point of the four-year programme was to develop individual acting skills in order to fully and deeply explore the art of theatre – and to pass that on to other actors. After he graduated he worked as a drama teacher & freelance actor in different theatre companies in Belgium & The Netherlands. Because Jelle was more interested in the physical part of theatre he decided to start a 2-year full-time programme in Physical theatre (Devised theatre & performance) at Lispa (now arthaus.berlin) & combines an MA in theatre at the Rose Bruford college in London, England where he graduated in June 2019. At the moment Jelle works as a freelance teacher/performer in Germany & Belgium.

Bjørn de Wildt – Director and theatre educator

born in Norway (1980) grew up in the Netherlands where he finished his directing studies at the Fontys Theatre academy in Tilburg in 2008. In the Netherlands he worked as an actor for different (youth) theatre productions and developed immersive theatre plays for festivals and theatres. Since 2011 Bjørn lives and works in Berlin as a theatre pedagogue and director. He works for theatres like the Neuköllner Oper, Theater STRAHL and Junges Deutsches Theater. His music theatre piece ‘Orpheus Optimal’ was selected for ‘Theatertreffen der Jugend’ and ‘Rampenlichter Festival’ in 2019.