Artistic direction

Felix Banholzer

Felix Banholzer is a director, actor and cultural manager. He studied acting at the Stuttgart State Drama School, theater directing at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel and cultural and media management at the Hamburg University of Music and Performing Arts. He is a founding member of bridgeworks. After years as an actor he works as a freelance director and actor with a focus on intercultural theater work since 2013.

felix@thebridgeworks.org

Artistic direction

Simon Eifeler

Simon Eifeler is a director, entrepeneur and computer scientist. He studied theater directing at the University of Performing Arts in Ulm. He founded the »fred - Freies Ensemble Düsseldorf« in 2008. Since then he has staged 17 productions at home and abroad. Since 2015 he gives theater workshops in Europe and Africa. He is a founding member of bridgeworks.

simon@thebridgeworks.org

Head of Cultural Education

Viola Hilbing

Viola Hilbing is cultural- and project manager. She studied cultural and media education with a focus on theater, literature and digital media as well as cultural management. Since 2006, she works in different institutions of art, culture and cultural education. Most recently, she worked as a project manager for Stiftung Mercator in the field of education, before being a consultant in the program "Cultural Agents for Creative Schools". Apart from bridgeworks she is currently working with kulturgestaltung.org as a freelancer in the field of art and culture for project development and conception, coordination, moderation and strategic development.

viola@thebridgeworks.org

Cultural Education

Benjamin Nii Amu Solomon

Benjamin Nii Amu Solomon is an actor, comedian, writer and concept developer. He graduated from the University of Ghana School of Performing Arts in 2013 with honors in theater and music. In his home country Ghana he has co-written and produced six plays. He is also known as one half of the comedy duo "The 2idiots". Together with his production partner, he is particularly committed to equal access and opportunities.

info@thebridgeworks.org

Project management

Lisa Lehnen

Lisa Lehnen is a cultural manager and facilitator. She is currently writing her master's thesis on "Cultural Participation" at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She works as a project manager and lecturer in the cultural and educational sector for various non-profit organizations. Until spring 2020, she managed locations of the HABA Digitalwerkstatt in Lippstadt and Hamm with a focus on digital education.

lisa@thebridgeworks.org

Project management

Janna Hüttebräucker

Janna Hüttebräucker is a cultural manager. She studied literature and cultural studies, politics as well as cultural management and education. Her curiosity about the international cultural scene and intercultural work led her to Namibia for several months and to the theatre and event venue "Terra Alta" in Ghana. Most recently, she worked as a project assistant in the youth culture sector and as a project coordinator at the Schlosstheater Moers.

janna@thebridgeworks.org