The team

Our Team in the Theaterrevier

Cathrin Rose, artistic direction

Cathrin Rose is a dramaturge and directs the Junges Schauspielhaus.

What is my favourite book?
Menschenkind by Toni Morrison.


When was I in the theatre for the first time?
School with Clowns in the late 1970s at the Schauspielhaus Bochum.


What is my favourite theatre memory?
I was 12 years old, the play was called “What does love mean here”. Someone from the audience was supposed to come on stage so that one of the actors could show how to kiss. I volunteered and got my turn. That was my first kiss…

What is the place I would most like to live?
Somewhere in Brittany, close to the sea.


What is my favourite poem?
“Erklär mir, liebe” by Ingeborg Bachmann.


If I could be a fictional character, who would I be?
Pippi Longstocking

Jana Wiechers, Production management
Orane Courtalin, Communication and Marketing

Orane has been working at the Junges Schauspielhaus since the 2020/201 season. Orane previously studied cultural mediation as well as political science and sociology, with a focus on anti-discrimination theories and practices.

Fun Fact about me
I come from France!

What is my favourite book
Politics – Adam Thirlwell

What is my favourite film?
“Les Chansons d’Amour by Christophe Honoré.

What is my favourite theatre memory?
When I saw my sister perform Esther in the great play “Les mains D’Edwige au Moment de la naissance” by Wajdi Mouawad.

What is my motto in life?
“En avant Guigamp!”

Lennard Walter, direction and production assistant

Our theater pedagogical team

Jana Eiting, theater pedagogy, dramaturgy und direction

Jana Marie Eiting has an Master’s degree in Transcultural Studies and has been working with the Canadian collective Mammalian Diving Reflex since 2010. Both in her studies and in her artistic work, she has a focus on collaborative working methods that could break hierarchies and provide a stage for issues and people that otherwise get little attention.

 

Play direction of:

  • The Last Minutes Before Mars
  • All The Sex I’ve Ever Had

 

Fun Fact about me
I can touch my nose with the tip of my tongue.

What is my favourite place at the Schauspielhaus/theatre district?
I like the stages and rehearsal stages, any of them, and I like them best when they are totally empty. I just like to stand there in the middle, on this big open space. It’s totally liberating and sometimes I start singing out loud, listening to the reverb or doing huge jumps like I’m a dancer.

If I could do anything differently in theatre, what would I do?
I think theatre should dare to do more new things and old structures should be dismantled. I would like to really shake things up and rethink everything. I’m already trying that out in the Theaterrevier.

If I could be a fictional character, who would I be?
I would like to be Lotta from Krachmacherstraße. Lotta doesn’t let others tell her what to do, always wants to be part of everything and gives everyone an honest opinion. She also has a little pig as a cuddly toy, which she has named Teddy!

What is my favourite guilty pleasure?
I like to watch series in the evening that are very light entertainment. I always think that I’m not allowed to do that because I work in the theatre and should rather read books or go to the theatre. But sometimes that’s exactly what I don’t want to do.

Susanne Scheffler, theater pedagogy

Susanne Scheffler studied therapeutic and theatre pedagogy, among other things. She founded the children’s theatre group “FUNAFUTI” – which aims to save play spaces for children. She currently works for various institutions in the field of education and integration with a focus on “inclusive theatre forms and encounters”.

Fun Fact about me:
I always get tears when the audience applauds, no matter what play.

What is my favourite film?
Forrest Gump

What is my favourite place at the Schauspielhaus/Theaterrevier?
Upper foyer at the Schauspielhaus and the little bench, in the sun, at the Theaterrevier.

What is my favourite theatre memory?
Every premiere of the theatre groups where I was the director.  It is always something very special to present a play to the audience for the first time, together.

What is my motto in life?
We must preserve and further develop the wild play spaces of children, also in the theatre sector….because theatre can happen anywhere – even in the theatre (Augusto Boal).

Ulrike Klimach, administration

What is my favourite play?
Hamlet.

When did I go to the theatre for the first time?
When I was 5 years old in the Christmas fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

What is my favourite theatre memory?
At Intendant Steckel’s farewell performance, we all came on stage together during the applause and cried with the actors.

What is my favourite poem?
Erich Fried “Was es ist”.

What is my motto in life?
Fall down, get up, straighten the crown, keep going.

Who does a BFD with us?

Niels Hering

Niels is 18 years old, comes from Minden and is doing a BFD here at the Junges Schauspielhaus for one year.

If I could do anything at the theatre, what would I do?

Actually, I find theatre so exciting because it combines the most diverse tasks. For me, theatre in general is colourful, it’s the versatility that makes theatre so exciting. That’s why I’m very grateful that I was allowed to try out the different work areas in our theatre in Minden. In the meantime, I know that I definitely want to be on stage! 

What is my favourite theatre memory:

Not a memory, rather a (premiere) trauma. In my first theatre role, there was a final dance. Me, with my mycoordination weakness, I always turned the wrong way. At one point, the director said that if I didn’t turn the right way in the last rehearsal, I wouldn’t be allowed to play the premiere. Then at the rehearsal, the partnering for the dance didn’t work out, so I couldn’t get a dance partner. After the end of the rehearsal, the director shouted very loudly and euphorically: “Kurti has turned around properly!” And just at that moment, little Kurti (me) peeks out from behind the stage and the director falls to his knees and shouts, “Kurti didn’t dance at all…” The end of the story was that I wasn’t allowed to perform the premiere.

When did I go to the theatre for the first time?

2004: “Kammerpuppenspiele Bielefeld” Kammerpuppenspiele Bielefeld

If I were a fictional person, who would I be?

Don Quixote

What is my favourite play?

The Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas. 

 

Paula Winkler

Paula is 17 years old, comes from Witten and is doing a BFD here at the Junges Schauspielhaus for one year.

What is my favourite place in the Schauspielhaus?

The big hall in the Schauspielhaus. There’s such a pleasant atmosphere there and you feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1950s. Also, the revolving stage is very impressive.

Fun Fact about me: 

My left arm is a bit shorter than my right.

What is my favourite book?

“The Little Prince” by Antoine des Saint-Exupéry.

What is the place I would most like to live?

I am and will always be a Pott child 🙂

What is my motto in life?

It’ll work out!