Ricarda Ciontos – Artistic Director and General Manager

Ricarda Ciontos, born in 1968 in Sibiu, Romania, came to Heidelberg in 1978. She studied at the College of Music and the Performing Arts in Saarbrücken. Ciontos lived and worked as an actress in Vienna, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Bochum and Bucharest. She has lived in Berlin since 2002. In 2006, she founded NORDWIND festival, which quickly grew into an important platform for the Nordic arts in Europe. Apart from NORDWIND, she also worked as a curator and producer with Future Perfect Productions. She also teaches and is a mentor in the PAP – Performing Arts Programme Berlin and at the Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder.

Justus Rothlaender – Dramaturgy

Justus Rothlaender studied German literature, history and theatre at the University of Bielefeld, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Helsinki, as well as dramaturgy at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts. Justus has worked and assisted in dramaturgy at the Finnish National Theatre Helsinki, the Baltic Circle Festival and the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. As a freelance dramaturge he recently worked with Ariane Kareev at the Schaubude Berlin and at the Neuköllner Oper as well as with Lara Tacke and Giorgi Jamburia at the CRCLR Berlin. Since 2018, Justus has accompanied the international Nordwind Festival in Hamburg and Berlin both conceptually and dramaturgically. He is also a member of the Flugwerk Kollektiv in Berlin-Wedding and has been dramaturge at THEATER AN DER PARKAUE since the 2019/20 season.

Lotta Beckers – Homepage and Social Media

Lotta Beckers completed her Bachelor in Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and is currently studying European Media Studies in Potsdam. Since 2017 she has been working as a freelance dramaturge and artistic assistant with the director Noam Brusilovsky.