Since 2019 we collectively run the Theater Neumarkt – a municipal theater with an own ensemble and workshops. Conceptually and structurally, we have opened the theater towards an institution that plays with the idea of being an institution. Theater Neumarkt is Playground, Academy, Residency, assembly space and much more. The Theater program tries to not reproduce canonical theater, it’s rather leaning towards experimental artistic creations. The production logics and processes have thus opened to more collaborative, co-creative processes.
Hayat Erdoğan is a dramaturge, curator, and lecturer in performing arts and cultural and aesthetic theories (Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich University of the Arts, independent projects, Theater Neumarkt). She studied literature, linguistics, dramaturgy and began a PhD in philosophy in 2015. She has been artistic co-director at Theater Neumarkt Zurich since the 2019/20 season. She also writes, including as a columnist for the culture magazine 041.
Tine Milz, born 1989, studied Political Science, Economics and Literature at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, with stays abroad in Paris and Venice. 2015-2019 she studied Dramaturgy and Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts. She worked as a production dramaturg at Schauspiel Frankfurt and Münchner Kammerspiele under Matthias Lilienthal and was part of the jury of the festival Politik im Freien Theater (2018). She has worked with Terese Willstedt, Satoko Ichihara, Benny Claessens, Nils Amadeus Lange, Annina Machaz, Teresa Vittucci, David Marton, Prodromus Tsinikoris/Anestis Azas, THE AGENCY, Mammalian Diving Reflex among others. Milz’s artistic focus is on developing new, contemporary & transdisciplinary theater works that move between theater, performance, literature, music, film, discourse and dance. Milz thinks in networks and in international and local collaborations. Since 2019 Hayat Erdogan, Julia Reichert and Tine Milz form the artistic Co-Directorium of Theater Neumarkt.
Julia Reichert, born in Munich, is the artistic Co-Director of Theater Neumarkt. She has been working as a dramaturge at various municipal theaters in Germany and Switzerland, including the Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspielhaus Zürich & Theater Freiburg, among others with Theater Hora, Jessica Glause, Felix Rothenhäusler, Ivna Zic, Sylvia Sobottka, Rene Pollesch, Milo Rau, & others. She has a love/hate relationship with “the institution” and is interested in theater as social art and the peripheries of institutional theater, performative learning and situational understanding, with a particular interest in documentary theatre forms. She doesn’t like to be cool & sees theatre as a possibility for playful and entertaining acts of solidarity and pretense. Since 2019 Hayat Erdogan and Tine Milz and Julia Reichert form the artistic Co-Directorium of Theater Neumarkt, leading the small theater with a playful approach under the Motto “LOVE PLAY FIGHT”.