my bio

Once upon a time I acquired an MA in Theatre Studies from Copenhagen University yet have chosen to execute my research artistically as a stage director, writer and conceptualist for almost 20 years.

A strong need to challenge artistic conventions compels me to explore various ways in which theatre tells stories that genuinely can include the audience. The things we leave behind, unheard voices and the female gaze are reoccurring themes in my work. Over the years I have co-founded 4 independent theatre companies: Face2Face, Teater uden Grænser and TeaterKUNST (artistic director from 2004 – 2012) and in 2016: The Uneasy Listening Society with sound artist and philosopher Thomas Burø.

In 2017 we launched The Oops Festival – an exploration and celebration of the ability to fail through performing arts, discussions and workshops.

As an artist I aspire to create contemporary performances that engage with the surroundings. The projects often bring artists together from different national and artistic backgrounds to secure diversity in the approach. My work has been presented at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Sophiensaele in Berlin, The New Theatre Institute in Riga, Baltic Circle and Theatre Now in Helsinki, at CINARS in Montreal, Capital of Culture Turku 2011 and Capital of Culture Riga 2014, Capital of Culture Pafos 2017, and more.

International exchange work includes: co-founding the European research platform the @work network, artistic programmer for the Images Festival 2010, and the organising of seminars, workshops and festivals for institutions and independents such as Teater Republique and Copenhagen International Theatre (KIT).

Thank you for your time.

photo: Joanna Dabkowska

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