Our experts come from various areas of specialization and offer both individual advisement sessions as well as brief presentations and in-depth seminars on topics relevant to artistic production. Thanks to our close, long-term collaboration with various production management companies and experienced artists, we can draw upon a broad, well-founded base of knowledge and know-how and find the right expert for every question.

Since the beginning of 2017 Ilona Schaal has worked as program director at the Schaubühne Lindenfels, an interdisciplinary independent production and festival house in Leipzig. In this context, she is responsible for the production management of in-house productions (e.g. in cooperation with the Leipzig Opera, Museum of Natural History, Museum of City History, etc.) and for co-productions and guest performances in the fields of theater, dance and music. Before that she was responsible for the international cooperation projects of the Bonn fringe ensemble. She studied Theater Studies (Bachelor) in Leipzig and Theater and Orchestra Management in the Master's program at the HfMDK Frankfurt/Main.
Languages: Deutsch, Englisch

Ana Hupe (born 1983, Rio de Janeiro, lives in Berlin, is an artist and researcher. After spending a year doing research at the UdK Berlin in the class of Hito Steyerl, she received her doctorate in fine arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2016). Hupe is dedicated to rescuing erased stories of resistance, which she rewrites in several narrative installations, thus creating a counter-memory to the colonial archive. Hupe is currently researching art relations in Yoruba culture in Nigeria, Cuba and Brazil for the exhibition "Footnotes to triangular Cartographies", which will be shown in Brazil, at RAI, Lagos, Nigeria and at Galerie Bernau in Berlin. Hupe was part of several collective exhibitions in spaces such as Savvy Contemporary, Berlin; M_Bassy, Hamburg; Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin; and in residencies such as Vila Sul, Goethe Institut Salvador, Artist x Artist, Cuba; Kunstkvarteret Lofoten, in Norway, among others.
Languages: English, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Eva-Karen Tittmann hat an der FU, HU und HdK Berlin Germanistik und Theaterwissenschaft studiert und 2005/2006 an der FH Potsdam das Zertifikat Management – Marketing – Kommunikation erworben. Von 2001 bis 2008 war sie Gesellschafter-Geschäftsführerin der act Media Support GmbH (Produktionsdienstleistungen für Film und Veranstaltungen) und ist seit Juli 2007 als Einzelunternehmerin tätig. Insgesamt kommen über 20 Jahre Theaterarbeit in der freien Szene, an festen Häusern und für die unterschiedlichsten Institutionen als freie Kulturmanagerin zusammen. Aktuell arbeitet sie mit Thorsten Lensing, Ingrid Lausund, Milo Rau / International Institute of Political Murder, das Grand Théâtre Luxembourg, Vanessa Stern, Malte Schlösser und CyberRäuber Berlin.

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At the moment this biography is only available in German. The English version will follow soon.
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Katja Sonnemann was born in Frankfurt/Main in 1971 and completed her studies in applied theater studies at Justus-Liebig-Universität in Giessen in 1996. During and following her studies, she worked as an assistant director to Heiner Goebbels in Paris, organized various student festivals, became the tour manager for Sasha Waltz & Guests in 1998 and began coordinating the administrative office of the artistic leadership of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz (Thomas Ostermeier/Sasha Waltz) at the beginning of 1999.  She started in 1999 as a staff member and then became the director of the artistic administration office at the Schaubühne. She began working as a freelance production manager and tour manager in 2002 for (Constanza Macras and a wide variety of other artists). She was the director of artistic production of the 2005 Theater der Welt festival in Stuttgart (under the artistic leadership of Marie Zimmermann), was the chief scheduler at Maxim Gorki Theater from 2006 to 2009 (during Armin Petra’s tenure as artistic director) and worked with Rimini Protokoll as an independent producer from 2010-2012. She has worked as the company manager of andcompany&Co. Since 2012 and has been part of the agency Wilson*Borles Arts Management, which is one of the three agencies working under a framework agreement for the German Federal Cultural Foundation, since 2013. In 2017, she initiated and created AKADEMIE für Performing Arts Producer des Bündnisses International Produktionhäuser e.V. (academy for performing arts producers within the alliance of international production venues) which is implemented for the first time in 2018. She is a mentor and advisor in the independent performing arts community.

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She has worked as an independent director for repertory and ensemble theaters as well as within the independent performing arts community (including, amongst others, at Theater Oberhausen and Mousonturm). She founded the community theater KANALTHEATER in Eberswalde in 2012. She has been engaged in cultural policy work for many years (La Prof Hessen, BFDK, Pro Quote Bühne). From 2010 – 2018 she worked as the project manager for Stiftung TANZ – Transition Zentrum Deutschland and supported over 900 dancers over the course of their professional reorientation and has worked as an independent coach since 2018. 

Christina Runge lives in Berlin working as a freelance dramaturg and producer.
From 2002-2005 she worked as an assistant to the artistic director and dramaturg at Prater of Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin with theatre, performance and film artists such as René Pollesch, Stefan Pucher, Schorsch Kamerun, Jan Ritsema, Tim Staffel, Lorenz/Kuster/Boudry and hangover ltd.
Since 2006 she works as a freelancer on performance, theatre and film productions of various artists such as German-British arts collective Gob Squad, hangover ltd., Interrobang, Lindy Annis, La Hengst / Mueller-Klug and Schorsch Kamerun.
 She also curated site specific projects such as the mobile container theatre „Rollende Road Schau“ of Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (2003-2006) and in 2014 „Be Part of Something Bigger“ in cooperation with Gob Squad, a long weekend at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin reflecting on the collective as a concept and working method. 
And again since 2006 she held lectures and workshops in Alexandria/Egypt, Hildesheim/Germany, Leipzig/Germany, Manchester/UK and elsewhere.

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Born 1973 in Châtellerault. Lived and worked in Berlin since 1999.
Production manager since 15 years for performance, theater, musical theater, dance and sound art in Berlin and France. Catherine works with artists who cross boundaries and experiment with new forms, especially through types of collaboration and interaction with the audience. Specialized in disseminating interdisciplinary, experimental projects and coordinating such projects, especially between Germany and France. 
Worked amongst others with theatre groups: "Les Patries imaginaires", "Roland furieux", "Les ombres portées (France)", production management of "Stimuline", an audio-tactile concert by Lynn Pook and Julien Clauss, of "Wüste Wüste", an experimental opera after Boris Vian. Currently works with the travelling theatre "Ton und Kirschen", with the choreographer Colette Sadler in Berlin, with the choreographer Mathilde Monfreux and the electroacoustic music duo Kristoff K. Roll from France.
Between 2008 to 2013 co-initiator and co-organizer of ‘poetry spring (Printemps des Poètes, Berlin)’ with the artist Nicola Caroli, including in 2010 the project creation of "Poem Space Mobil" in Berlin.

Sonja Laaser works as an attorney at law and dramatic advisor. For many years she has given advice to artists regarding the legal aspects of theatre and cultural events. She was the managing director of Ballhaus Ost from 2009 to 2010, worked as a legal clerk in Berlin’s Senate for Cultural Affairs (Department for Performing Art) and in 2014 completed her MA in Drama at HfS Ernst Busch. Currently she is a member of the management board of the theatre collective “Kunstlabor am Tower”.

Jana Korb is a cultural scientist (FU/HU Berlin), artist (HdK Berlin), and circus artist, producing aerial theater and narrative circus. In her artistic and discursive work she is searching for circus as an artistic media, for the circus of the future.
She is the artistic director of Luftartistik Festspiele Berlin (Aerial Arts Festival Berlin), and on the board of directors of the Association for Theater in Public Space (Bundesverband Theater im Öffentlichen Raum). She is co-founder of the circus association Verein zur Überwindung der Schwerkraft and of RAW-Berlin, and an active member of the Magdalena Project (Network of Women in Contemporary Theater). She lives and works within the collective korb+stiefel in Berlin Lichtenberg.

Accredited Relational Dynamics 1st coach since 2013, freelance dramatic adviser and manager/producer in Berlin. MA in theatre sciences about Joseph Beuys and his actions.Selected works amongst others: International Theatre Academy Ruhr, Bochum, 1999; performance festival reich & berühmt, Podewil Berlin; collaboration with several artists; since 2002 international manager, producer and dramatic adviser for the German/English Arts Collective Gob Squad
(;  board of directors LAFT Berlin in 2009/2010. Lectures and workshops for universities and cultural organizations as well as mentor for young artists and producers. Increasingly interested in the way we live, work and communicate with ourselves and each other and to find the most appropriate way to do so.

Janne Harnischfeger was born in 1983 in Hamburg and is a certified psychologist with a specialization in clinical psychology and psychology in the workplace. She worked in the area of group processes in the field of research, advisement and continuing education. A passion for theater and dance and for working with performing artists led her to initiate a performance program at Fusion Festival which she has presented each year there ever since. She moved from Hamburg to Berlin in 2014. In 2015 and 2016 she spent two years working as a psychology teacher at a school of education. She began additional training as a psychotherapist using a depth psychology approach in 2015. She worked as a group therapist at an outpatient clinic in 2017. She has conducted psychoanalytical treatments within the scope of her further education as a psychotherapist.

She has worked as an advisor in the Performing Arts Program since 2015 with a focus on the self-clarification of individual goals as well as the specification of artistic ideas. She also provides support for the mentoring programs.

With her objective to create innovation-friendly environments for artistic processes, Stefanie Frauwallner strives toward the optimisation of organisational and administrative fields. Furthermore, she participates actively in discourses regarding structural improvements.

As managing director of the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin and managing Dramaturg at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, she has played a pivotal role in the implementation of measures to increase equal opportunities and extend internationalisation. Her business administrative specializations are in Public- and Non-Profit Management as well as Diversity Management.

In workshops, presentations and one-on-one sessions, Stefanie Frauwallner seeks intensively to establish an open exchange of ideas with other theatre makers and performing artists.

ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture are Anka Belz, Janina Benduski, Anna Mareike Holtz, Nina Klöckner, Sandra Klöss, Torsten Klöss, Andrea Oberfeld, Elena Polzer, Ilka Rümke, Anna Wille.

We offer concept and project development combined with project and production management, press and public relations, curating, dramaturgy, as well as text and translation work for independent performing arts projects. In addition, we also teach workshops and hold seminars on funding and production management.

Aside from one-off projects, we have a longstanding partnership with the contemporary choreographer Christoph Winkler, the contemporary music theater collective Oper Dynamo West, the performance collective She She Pop, the director Johannes Müller and the performance group Monster Truck.

We are a member of the Umbrella Association for Contemporary Dance Berlin (ztb e.V.), the Association of Independent Performing Arts Berlin (LAFT e.V.) and the International Theatre Institute Germany (ITI).


ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro
Im Kunstquartier Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
D-10997 Berlin

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Melmun Bajarchuu studied philosophy, sociology and political science in Hamburg, Germany. She works at the crossroads of theory, art and politics as a thinker, discourse partner, curator, dramaturge and artistic production manager, focusing specifically on poststructural, postcolonial and queerfeminist perspectives. Additionally, she researches micropolitical practices of resistance in the performing arts and is actively involved in the Initiative for Solidarity in the Theatre. (Artistic) collaboration with researchers, theatre makers, performance artists, circus artists, dancers and choreographers.

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