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A TEAM THAT LOVES DRAMA AND IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ITS STUDENTS!
The SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG is a bubbling cauldron of dedication, courage, diligence, trust, presence, melancholy, vocal power, singing and urge to perform.
This is us: over 90 enthusiastic current students, more than 40 passionately committed teachers and over 400 distinctive graduates!
LEADERSHIP TEAM: KATHARINA JANN, ULRICH MEYER-HORSCH AND JAN OBERNDORFF
After training as a management assistant in advertising, Katharina Jann studied theatre, film and television studies with minors in education and sociology at the University of Cologne. While studying, she worked as assistant to the artistic management office at the Thalia Theater Hamburg for the "Autoren Theatertage" and in the marketing department of Schauspiel Köln. During her one-year Erasmus stay at the Sorbonne University in Paris, she supervised a guest performance by the Thalia Theatre.
In 2010, she assumed the position of production manager for Christoph Schlingensief's last international production, "Via Intolleranza II". The ensemble for this production was cast in Burkina Faso. The rehearsals took place in Berlin, then toured Brussels, Vienna, Hamburg and Munich. In 2011, the play was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen and was subsequently performed in Amsterdam.
In 2011, she joined the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg as assistant to the management. After a season as marketing assistant at the Hamburger Kammerspiele, she returned to the SfSH in 2014 as managing director and head of press and marketing.
As a member of the leadership team she teaches self-management in addition to her business management tasks.
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch studied acting at the Schule für Schauspiel Hamburg as well as philosophy, theology and theatre pedagogy at the universities of Heidelberg, Hamburg, Kiel and London (King's College).
Since 1993 he has worked as an actor and director at German state theatres including Theater Kiel, Theater Lübeck, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Maxim Gorki Theatre Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Altonaer Theatre and many others. He has worked with Simon McBurney & Complicite, with Yoshi Oida and Augusto Boal. His productions received several theatre awards. Until 2015, he was associate artistic director of the Kreuzgangspiele Feuchtwangen.
Ulrich Meyer-Horsch is a guest lecturer at the Yeditepe University Istanbul, and was a lecturer at the ZHdK Zurich and the Taipei National University for the Arts, Taiwan for several years. He has also directed and taught in Russia, the US, the Middle East, South America, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore. He is a co-founder of Michael Chekhov Europe e.V. (MCE) and a trainer for the international Michael Chekhov Association in New York (MICHA).
JAN OBERNDORFF initially studied theatre history in Munich and then acting at the SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG. After several years working as a theater and TV actor he soon became a director.
He received the Critics' Prize of the Berliner Zeitung in Berlin for his directorial debut, Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". He staged further productions in Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Rostock and Hildesheim, among others.
He soon he discovered his passion for teaching. As an acting teacher he has taught at the Otto-Falckenberg-School in Munich, at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, at the Vienna Conservatory, at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, as well as at the ZHDK Zurich, in South Korea, Romania, Turkey, Uruguay and Italy. He has been a member of the SfSH leadership team since 2011.
ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTION
SOPHIA JENKEL studied European Cultures and Society at the Euopa-Universität Flensburg and Syddansk Universitet in Odense, Denmark from 2018 to 2021.
Culture, economics, sociology and topics relevant to Europe formed the focus of her studies. In her bachelor thesis Sophia Jenkel dealt with the challenges and coping strategies of cultural institutions during the pandemic.
In addition to her studies, she worked as a freelancer in the studio and project space "NORDER147" in Flensburg, where she assisted the management in organizational activities.
Back in Hamburg, she has been supporting the SCHULE FÜR SCHAUSPIEL HAMBURG since 2022 as an assistant to the management, as well as to the artistic directors and as a cultural manager.
MARLENA HAMANN-ROMERO studied cultural studies in Frankfurt an der Oder from 2010-2014. During this time she was involved in the organization of a German-Polish theater festival and completed an internship at a language school in Bogotá, Colombia
After completing her master's degree in Transcultural Studies at the University of Bremen, she worked as a project coordinator for trainees from Spain at the Grone-Bildungszentrum. She also worked as an educational consultant for the creative youth project "Hamburg Memory" at a history association and freelanced in political youth and adult education.
Since the summer of 2022, Marlena Hamann-Romero has taken over as Jule Hirschfeld's parental leave replacement and is responsible for course coordination in the area of workshops and continuing education
currently in parental leave
JULE HIRSCHFELD is a professional event and culture manager. She completed her training at the children and youth theatre, FUNDUS THEATER, in Hamburg Eilbek. After a 6-month project assistance for the "Spurensuche12" workshop held by the ASSITEJ e.V. International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, Jule joined Stage Entertainment in 2014 as an event manager, and was in charge of the events at the four Hamburg musical theatres.
From October 2016 to December 2019, she worked as assistant to the management at SfSH and simultaneously completed a degree in cultural management.
Ms. Hirschfeld is responsible for project management at the SfSH since January 2020.