luna ali

Luna Ali, born in 1993 in Aleppo (Syria), is currently studying ethnology at Leipzig University and literary composition at the German Institute for Literature in Leipzig. She earned her B.A. in cultural studies and aesthetic practice in Hildesheim. In 2010 and 2012, she participated in the youth festival Theatertreffen der Jugend and contributed to its festival newspaper in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018. She was involved in the young author’s forum at Berliner Festspiele 2012 and was the youngest participant of the drama lab In.Zukunft II under the direction of Maxi Obexer. Luna has been distinguished with an AUFTAKT Festival Award for her scenic texts as well as a 2019 grant from the foundation Künstlerdorf Schöppingen. Since 2012, she has served as cultural programme curator for Fuchsbau Festival. She is currently collaborating with the performance collective andcompany & co. at Junges Schauspiel Hannover.


nina karimy

Actress Nina Karimy, born in 1987 in Eastern Kurdistan, grew up in Borujerd (Iran) and Frankfurt am Main. She studied drama at Alanus University of the Arts in Alfter near Bonn. Her favourite projects include her collaboration with Jenny Romaine and Alan Bern at the Yiddish Summer Festival in Weimar as well as with Yoshiko Waki and Rolf Baumgart at Pumpenhaus Münster. She is an ensemble member of Zimmertheater Tübingen’s ITZ and part of the Nina&Karimy Collective, which develops house, street and media-based performances and has been featured at events such as documenta 2017. Nina Karimy is a former member of the dance company “bodytalk”, which was nominated for the Cologne Dance Theatre Award for its production “Fleshmob mit Toten”. Additionally, she was nominated for the Cologne young talents’ award “Puck” in 2016.


ania michaelis

Ania Michaelis studied acting and theatre education at the drama school Totales Theater (CH). She has been staging plays since 1999. From 2009 to 2011, she served as artistic director of Theater o.N. in Berlin, where she implemented the format “FRATZ”, an international theatre festival for very young audiences.  From 2011 to 2015, she was head of the drama and puppetry departments at tjg. theater junge generation in Dresden. Since 2015, she has worked as a freelance director, primarily with AGORA Theater in Belgium. Ania Michaelis makes theatre for very young audiences, adults and all age groups in between. Her work is an aesthetic examination of the interface between object art, musical theatre and performance. Ania’s productions are regularly invited to and distinguished by national and international festivals.