Federspiel is an emerging theatre company rooted in collaborative writing, playfully transforming existing sources into sharp and pulsating shows.
Launched 2016 in Berlin, and influenced by its innovative scene, we are now expanding into the UK industry. Our shows are an invitation to adopt a new perspective: We are inspired by unheard voices and unequal structures, and approach text with elements of movement, music and devising.
Having started with free adaptations like Dorian Gray and Tristan, we are now engaging with deeper research, new writing and new artistic collaborators.
Meet the Team
Anita is a professional actor, writer & theatre practitioner with German-Polish roots based in London.
In 2014, she co-founded the performance collective Mondschweine in Berlin, producing and performing her own shows (Theaterforum Kreuzberg, Mix it Festival, Mensch Meier Festival). She supplemented her BA in Literature & Theatre Studies at the Free University of Berlin with workshops (i.e. LABAN with Willem Wassenaar, scene work with Larry Moss, voice with Cornelia Fleck, Meisner with Dominic Kelly).
In 2018, she travelled to the UK for an MA Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, which she completed with distinction in 2019. For full credits click here.
Anna is a German-Canadian director and playwright based in London.
Her love for theatre came through acting: From 2011 onwards, Anna performed in various groups of Berlin’s independent scene (Intergogue, Café Tambour, JTW Spandau) and trained in techniques such as LABAN, Meisner and stage combat.
She lived in London and Cambridge for her graduate studies in politics and philosophy (MA and MPhil), then returned to the UK more long-term in 2018 to pursue an MA Directing at LAMDA. After graduating with distinction, she was long-listed for the Young Vic's Genesis Award and the JMK Award 2020.
Philine is currently in residence as a specialist for child and youth psychiatry and psychotherapy with supplementary training in family-based therapy.
She has been involved in theatre and creative writing since her primary school days and has been an ensemble member of the independent-scene group Intergogue from 2012 to 2017 where she was involved in acting, directing, costume design and make-up.
During the past three years she also studied different acting techniques (Meisner, Susan Batson, Chekov).