Thursday, 07 July 2011



Mmagkosi Tsogang Kgabi

Mmakgosi Tsogang Kgabi

Born 1985 in Gaborone, Botswana. She is an actor, writer, choreographer, and founding member of the Stash the Suitcase Collective (2007). Bachelor of Arts (Drama, Economics, isiXhosa) at the Rhodes University, South Africa. 2008, her first collaboration with Awelani Moyo as choreographer and performer in Composition Z.

She acted in Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange, In Her Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks, and The Lion of the East by Mbongeni Ngema. In 2010, she was part of the cast of The Offside Rules (Constanza Macras/Dorky Park) at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg, the German tour with The Offside Rules (2011), Quarted (Stash the Suitcase Collective; choreographic collaboration) at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (2011).

Appeared on television in series The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency (BBC, HBO) and Chasing the Truth (eTV).

Awelani Lena Moyo

Awelani Mojo

Born 1985 in Gweru, Zimbabwe, she has lived in South Africa since 1999. Writer, director and performing artist. She studied Directing, Creative Writing and Acting at the Rhodes University, South Africa. Currently based at the University of Warwick, UK, where she is completing her PhD in Theatre Studies.

She acted in Medea m/other house (directed by Ingrid Wylde), Inner Piece (Juanita Finestone-Praeg/First Physical Theatre Company), In Medea Res (Aja Marneweck/The Paper Body Collective), and in the dance film Falling (Bailey Snyman/Matchbox Theatre).

Co-writer of Chaste (together with Acty Tang). She wrote, directed and performed in production Composition Z, as well as Searching for Kindling (as part of the year-long fellowship program at the University of Cape Town).

Creative Team

Jörg Ulrich Krah (Music)

Jörg Ulrich Krah

Jörg Ulrich was born in Munich in 1976 and lives in Vienna. The diverse artist, cello player and composer is a regular guest at international festivals such as the StyriArte Graz and the Edinburgh Festival.

His repertoire includes early original music on historical instruments as well as contemporary music. The compositional opus incorporates music of all types, from solo- and chamber music to larger ensemble and orchestra works. A focal point of his oeuvre is musical theater work and stage music, which has been performed at institutions such as the Schauspielhaus Wien, the Berliner Ensemble, the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg or the Sydney Opera House.

A lot of his work is on the threshold between notation and improvisation. Different genres and styles are often confronted with each other deliberately. Jörg Ulrich Krah has received many awards for his work; most recently he was given the Theodor-Körner-Preis 2011.

Vanja Fuchs (Dramaturgy)

Vanja Fuchs

Born 1969 in Maribor, Slovenia, Vanja Fuchs resides and works in Vienna. Since 2002, she has been a member of the leading-team of the pink zebra theatre (dramaturgy and co-directing).

She has also an assistant director in musical and spoken theatre, for instance with Markus Kupferblum (Totales Theater), Thomas Desi (Theater Zoon), Joseph Hartmann and Werner Korn (echoraum), Croatian center for culture at the ORF-Minority editorial office, and Schorsch Kamerun (Wiener Festwochen).

From 2003 until 2005 she was working as production assistant at the Wiener Festwochen. She was also a member of staff at the culture magazine art in migration.

Dramaturgical collaboration and presentations as a performer, amongst other things, at brunnenpassage, SOHO in Ottakring, and LABfactory/nomad-theatre.

Marco Schreuder (Social Media)

Marco Schreuder

Born 1969, in Putten, Holland and raised in the Salzkammergut in Austria. Graduated from the tourism school Bad Ischl and studied art-history and theatrical directing at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar. Amongst other things, Schreuder has worked at several cultural venues and as an editor as well as editor-in-chief.

Since May 2011, Schreuder has been an independent entrepreneur working in the fields of communications and strategic consultancy. „Marco Schreuder – network communication strategy“ focusing on social media, network-communication and target group support.

2002–2005 Schreuder was human rights officer for Maria Vassilakou at the Green-Party Club in the city hall. 2005–2010 he was a Member of the Vienna legislature and municipal council, focusing on social politics, cultural politics, and online politics. He was also a member of the cultural committee for the tourism commission and European Commission as well as spokesman for the Green Party from 2002.

Diana Millet (Organizational assistance)

Diana MilletBorn 1983 in Aix en Provence, France, Diana Millet has lived in Vienna since 1991. During her studies of business management at the Vienna University of Economics, she gathered work experience in the fields of Marketing, PR, and Organization.

Her study specialization was Change Management and Management Development (Kasper) and Business Management (Speckbacher). She broadened her knowledge of management by working at a variety of companies such as the lomoshop, Top Link (REWE), and the Galerie Werdigier.

Since 2008, she has been employed at the International Summer Academy for Visual Arts and Media – Venice“.

Gerald Buchas (Realization)

Gerald Buchas

Born 1966 in Vienna Gerald Buchas went on to graduate from the commercial academy of the BFI. He then part-time studied theatre and communications siences at the University of Vienna.

His next step was working as an actor, director, conceptioner and production manager as well as PR- and marketing-coordinator for several theatre and culture projects and advertising agencies.

In addition with being an editor and chief editor of several online print- and media platforms, and also an author.

Peter Fuxx || Fuchs (Stage design & artistic direction)

Peter J. Fuchs

Peter Fuchs was born in Vienna in 1963. After he completed his degree at the Acting school of the Vienna Volkstheater he began multiple careers. He became director, producer, (dance, theatre, video, film, installations ...) actor, singer and visual artist.

He has worked both in and outside of Austria (e. g. Vienna, Frankfurt, Maastricht, New York, Pretoria/Tschwane), actor amongst others in toxic dreams, Volkstheather (Kaiser Joseph II. und die Bahnwärterstochter, directed by Hans Gratzer), Theater der Jugend, WUT, 3raum-Anatomietheater Wien, Schauspiel Frankfurt (Gold, directed by Peter Greenaway).

He also contributed to the experimental film Salut Bambine, which was screened at the Viennale (1993), the Diagonale (1992) and at the Independent-Filmfestival in Montreal (1994).

As artistic director of the pink zebra theatre, which he founded in 1997, he has produced multimedia fringe productions, which has given him a national as well as an international reputation as an independent producer.