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Dr.Thomas Engel

Director

Theatre studies and dramaturgy scholar, who completed his PhD at the Humboldt University Berlin and then worked as a dramaturg at city and state theatres in East Germany. He was a research assistant and project manager at the International Theatre Institute Centre (GDR) and from 1992 at the unified ITI Centre Germany, whose managing director he has been since 2003.

 

+49 (30) 611 07 65 0 
th.engel@iti-germany.de

Anna‑Sophie Weser

Head of Office

responsible for members relationships and the coordination of administrative processes at the office.

She studied theater, film and media studies in Vienna, while also working as a generalist at independent theatres in Vienna and Berlin. After graduating, she worked for several years for the Berlin theater publishers Pegasus, Felix-Bloch-Erben and Desch as an editor and dramaturg.

+49(30) 611 07 65 0

a.weser@iti-germany.de

Kerstin Hefenbrock

Finances / Administration

studied Business Administration at the Technische Hochschule Leipzig. Worked as a research assistant at the Akademie der Wissenschaften in the GDR and for many years was the spokesperson for the Federal-State Office for Lignite Remediation. Has worked at the ITI since 2019.

k.hefenbrock@iti-germany.de

Andrea Zagorski

Project Management Translating Theatre / Journal

primarily manages projects in the area of contemporary theatre and translations, including the programme Szenenwechsel and currently the plattform TheaterÜbersetzen.de. She studied German Studies and Theatre Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin and was a dramaturg at various theatres.

+49 (30) 611 07 65 13 

a.zagorski@iti-germany.de

 

 

Malin Nagel

Project management ITI Academy

takes care of the ITI Academy for young cultural professionals, including the Academy Week during Theater der Welt. She studied Literature and Music Studies at the University of Kiel, and Dramaturgy at the School for Music and Theatre in Leipzig. She worked for many years as a dramaturg and production manager at municipal and state theatres as well as in the independent scene.

 

+49 (30) 611 07 65 15 

m.nagel@iti-germany.de

 

 

Christine Henniger

Project manager Media Library for Dance and Theatre

coordinates the ITI focus 'Cultural Heritage of the Performing Arts / Archive and Practice' as part of the Media Library for Dance and Theater. She previously worked at the HfS, the FU Berlin, the University of Hildesheim and at the Dachverband Tanz, after studying Philosophy and Linguistics at the HU Berlin. She was a DAAD scholarship holder in Uppsala and St. Petersburg.

 

+49 (30) 611 07 65 25 
c.henniger@iti-germany.de 

 

 

Lene Gaiser

STUDIO2 (on maternity leave)

is responsible for the coordination and curation of Studio2. She studied Theatre Studies, Law Studies and Performance Studies in Munich, Berlin and Stockholm. Along with working for the ITI, she is a freelance dramaturg and production manager in Berlin and Brandenburg.

 

+49 - 30 - 6110765-20

studio2@iti-germany.de

Maxim Wittenbecher

Coordination Media Studio

is responsible for the area of digitalisation, digital technologies and digital networking in the performing arts. He coordinates the media studio at the ITI. Topics he focuses on in his work are recording and streaming technologies, data ontologies and information systems.

 

+49 (30) 6110765 21 

m.wittenbecher@iti-germany.de 

Michel Barre

Assistance digitization projects

The video studio is his playground. He works in the Media Studio and the Media Library for Dance and Theater in the areas of film editing, film cutting, digitization and the digital structuring of work processes. He also regularly assists in the film documentation of productions and conferences.

 

Felix Sodemann

Project coordination touring artists / Federal Theatre Prize

coordinates the projects touring artists and the Federal Theatre Prize. Grew up in the Rhineland, and after periods of time in Tübingen and Turkey, ended up studying German and Literature in Berlin. As well as working at the ITI, he is also an independent theatre-maker, film-maker and freelance translator.  

 

+49 (30) 6110765 14 

f.sodemann@iti-germany.de  

Sebastian Hoffmann

Project coordinator touring artists / help desk service

coordinates the touring artists help desk service on the administrative regulations of cross-border work in the cultural sector (all disciplines). Studied North American Studies and Film Studies at FU Berlin and Reed College (USA) and has worked as an agent and promoter in the music sector as well as a consultant at Music Pool Berlin and the Smart Cooperative.   

 

+49 (30) 6110765 18

beratung@touring-artists.info

Fanette Macanda

Project Manager TheaterÜbersetzen.de / touring artists

is responsible for administration and public relations at touring artists, and is also involved at TheaterÜbersetzen.de (project management, public relations). Fanette also works as a translator.

f.macanda@iti-germany.de

 

Yusuf Sahilli

Help desk service touring artists

provides consulting services at touring artists. Studied business and economics in Berlin and Melbourne. Worked in the music industry in the areas of label, publishing, booking, festival production and promotion.

y.sahilli@touring-artists.info

MD  as producer at the Institute of Performing Arts in Saint Petersburg/Russia. Until 2021 producer and project manager for international projects at Tovstonogov Theater and Aleksandinsky Theater. Manages the finances of the ITI-coordinated EU project Deconfining arts, culture and policies in Europe and Africa.

a.boiarinov@iti-germany.de 

Manuela Goschy

Communication

coordinates ITI's communications. She studied cultural work in Potsdam and Johannesburg. Between 2017 and 2021 she was a project manager at UDK's Artist Training, and since a freelance contributor for LAFT, TD and Creamcake, among others.

 

+49 (30) 611 07 65 17

redaktion@iti-germany.de

 

Aleksandr Boiarinov

Finances/Administration Deconfining

MD as producer at the Institute of Performing Arts in Saint Petersburg/Russia. Until 2021 producer and project manager for international projects at Tovstonogov Theater and Aleksandinsky Theater. Manages the finances of the ITI-coordinated EU project Deconfining arts, culture and policies in Europe and Africa.

a.boiarinov@iti-germany.de 

 

Florence Römer

Project officer Theaterpreis des Bundes

coordinates and curates the symposium for the Federal Theater Prize. She studied communication and media studies and cultural mediation/mediation culturelle des arts with an artistic focus on theater in Leipzig, Paris, Hildesheim and Marseille. In addition to her work at the ITI, Florence works as an artistic production manager and is part of the collective management at FLUGWERK.

f.roemer@iti-germany.de