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Anna Donderer talks to a lot of people all day long. She introduces people to each other. She gives feedback on ideas and makes suggestions. She checks whether budgets are sufficient and how to find more money. She’s excited to work with her colleagues, who believe in the strength of the performing arts. She knows that we all can create better working conditions if we stick together and are persistent. To make all of this work, she’s an artistic producer, dramaturg and publicist with Rat & Tat Kulturbüro. To ensure that as many people as possible stay informed, she founded the consultancy office Theaterbüro München with Katharina Wolfrum and Laura Martegani. And to get something going on a political level as well, she has been on the board of Netzwerk Freie Szene e.V. from 2019 to 2021. In these different roles, her main concerns are regional and transregional networking as well as the improvement of the working conditions of independent performing artists. Her goal is to intensify the connection between politics, administration and artists.

Laura Martegani

was born in Italy and has lived in Munich since 2008. She studied Theatre Studies in Bologna and Theatre and Music Management at the LMU Munich. After working as a concert manager and for various theatre and music festivals, she has been working regularly for Spielmotor München e.V. since 2010 and is part of the organising team of the festivals SPIELART, Münchener Biennale and DANCE. In 2013, she founded Rat&Tat Kulturbüro with her colleagues Katrin Dollinger and Anna Donderer, which was responsible for the organisation of the Munich dance and theatre festival RODEO 2014 & 2016, among other things. In 2018, she participated in the Academy for Performing Arts Producers, which was initiated by the Bündnis Internationaler Theaterhäuser e.V. and the Training for Young Festival Production Manager.

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Tabea Hopmans

studied English literary and cultural studies at the LMU Munich. During her MA she already followed her passion for performance and the organization of cultural projects, which she advanced at the Rat&Tat Kulturbüro where she was an production assistant from November 2019 until Juli 2020. Since March 2020 she is part of the Theaterbüro München and keenly supports the team at organizing audience development formats, workshops as well as network meetings. Since April 2021, Tabea takes part in the course Curating in the Performing Arts at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg under the direction of Sigrid Gareis. From July 2021 on, she is part of the HochX Theater and Live Art team.

Martina Missel | Dramaturgy

Martina Missel worked as an assistant director and dramaturge at the State Theater Vorpommern, at the Theater im Bauturm in Cologne, at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and at the Burgtheater in Vienna. As a dramaturge, she has been in charge of performance and dance projects in Munich since 2012, including for the choreographers David Russo, Jasmine Ellis and Cristina D’Alberto as well as the directors Anna Winde-Hertling, Ana Zirner and Ulf Görke. Since 2012 she has also been part of satellit produktion, and annually realizes political-documentary project developments, among others. with PATHOS münchen and Tanztendenz e.V. as well as at the Residenztheater Munich and as part of the SpielArt Festival. She is a co-founder of the Institut für bewegende Künste, realizing immersive theatrical experiments in Munich and Zurich. In addition, since 2015 she has been working regularly in collaborations with collectives such as the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv and permanent establishments such as the Residenztheater Munich, Theater Ulm and Landestheater Schwaben.

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Alumni/ Co-Founder

Katharina Wolfrum

studied theatre science, German literature and psychology at the LMU Munich and the University of Stockholm. After a practical year at the University of Orenburg (Russia) as a language and culture mediator, she completed a Master’s degree in Culture and Media Management at the FU Berlin in 2013. There, she worked at the Creative Industries Competence Center,  and has since then been working on places of creative development in urban space. In that context, she was involved in the exhibition Chinese Public Art in Kassel, among other things. Since 2015, she has been working as a freelance cultural manager in Munich, primarily for artists from the performative field and musicians, and is responsible for the indie label Qilin Records. From 2015 to 2017, Katharina worked as production manager at Pathos Theater in Munich. Here she organized the theatre’s own productions and co-productions as well as the Freischwimmer Festival 2017 in cooperation with the Münchner Kammerspiele and Theater HochX.
On site and beyond the city limits, she is also involved in the development of the Kreativquartier Munich, among other things as a member of the advisory board of the creative laboratory and the newly founded Initiative Quartiersbüro.