Marta Hewelt

Director Theatertreffen

Marta Hewelt is a managing director and production manager. She was born in Gdynia in Poland and grew up in Berlin. From 2004 to 2007, she trained as an events manager at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin and subsequently worked as a production manager for more than ten years, both in Berlin’s independent scene and nationwide. In addition to artist management, her expertise lay mainly in organising (international) festivals and site-specific productions. The projects she has led include the format “X Wohnungen” (“X Apartments”) at the Capital of Culture Košice (Slovakia) in 2013, “X Choreographers” at the international festival Tanz im August in 2012 and “HOTEL shabbyshabby” at the Theater der Welt festival in Mannheim in 2014. Together with Matthias Pees, she hosted the Latin America festivals “Libertad y Desorden” and “La Vida despues” at HAU Hebbel am Ufer in 2010 and 2012, respectively, in her capacity as production manager.

In 2014, she assumed the role of deputy managing director at the Neuköllner Oper in Berlin for one year. In 2015, she took over the executive management of the schwankhalle in Bremen and initiated its reopening. She opened and managed the reconceptualizsed theatre until June 2022, at first together with Pirkko Husemann and later with Florian Ackermann. In her work as managing director of the schwankhalle, she also strove to improve the labour and funding conditions of Bremen’s independent scene. As such, she is actively involved in the international network FREISCHWIMMEN as well as the NFT (Network of Free Theatres), two platforms that amplify exchange between theatres and strengthen artists’ production conditions.

As of July 2022

Marta Hewelt

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