Antigone Akgün, born in Frankfurt/Main in 1993, is a freelance performer, author and dramaturg. She studied theatre, film and media studies, classical archaeology, Greek philology and philosophy at Goethe University Frankfurt and obtained a Master’s degree in dramaturgy from the Hessian Theatre Academy. Previously, she trained as an actor in Greece.
As a performer, she has worked for both the independent scene and city and state theatres. In 2013, she was a scholarship-holder from the Ancient Greek Drama School in Epidaurus. She has been a member of the European Network for Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama since 2014. In 2017, she joined the jury of Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen der Jugend and she has been writing for the editorial staff of Berliner Festspiele’s National Contests. She was a scholarship holder of the 2019 Theatertreffen-Blog. In 2022 she took over the conception and editing of the Theatertreffen blog together with Ozi Ozar. In 2023 she will head the format in close artistic cooperation with Zofia nierodzińska,
Furthermore, she has worked as a dramaturgical consultant for productions and theatres like “Die Perser” at the 2028 Salzburger Festspiele (directed by Ulrich Rasche), Landungsbrücken Frankfurt and theaterperipherie in Frankfurt. She has been working as a dramatist since 2019, contributing to productions like Julia Wissert’s staging of “2069 – Das Ende der Anderen” at Schauspielhaus Bochum in 2019 (invited to the 2020 Heidelberger Stückemarkt), “NATHAN” (directed at Theater Regensburg by Cilli Drexel in 2019) and “CHÖRE DES SPEKULATIVEN” (directed by Sebastian Blasius at Uferstudios Berlin in 2020) and “body*”, a cooperation project at Nationaltheater Mannheim in 2021. In 2021, she received Schauspielhaus Vienna’s Hans-Gratzer-Scholarship. Furthermore, she develops performative discourse formats that aim at structural changes and diversification in institutions of art and culture (including “Demokratische Freuden / Bevölkerungsversammlungen” at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm’s 2021 Sommerbau). From 2022, she will be a jury member of the festival Augenblick mal!.
As of December 2022