Fit for the stage. Fit for the future IV

Audition preparation for actors – who are non-native speakers (free of charge for participants) 04.04.2022-29.10.2022

Fit for the stage. Fit for the future IV

A project by multicultural city e.V.


TIMEFRAME: April 4th 2022 – Oct. 29th 2022


  • creating applications, including job specific application photos
  • developing audition roles and songs
  • developing a joint production


  • workshops: acting, singing, body training (different techniques), speech training, internal inhibitions, social law, self-marketing, application documents, German-speaking theatre scene
  • Individual coaching: acting, speech training, job coaching, singing, psychological training
  • public presentations for professional audience
  • establishing and fostering a professional network


(Fit for the stage. Fit for the future III)


TUESDAYS 10am-2pm

  • Individual coaching and developing audition roles by arrangement (1h per week)
  • work-intensive phases in preparation for public presentations

VENUE: Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Wallstr. 32 (Building C), 10179 Berlin


The project „Fit for the stage. Fit for the future.” is supported by the European Social Fund and the Senate Administration for Integration, Labour and Social Affairs within the framework of the district alliances for economy and labour.

Partners: Förderband Cultural Initiative, Panda platforma


Festival of the Monologues, 14.04.203


Project management, acting coaching, staging

Dr. Monika Dobrowlanskatheatre director, author, drama coach, teacher for special tasks at the University of Luxembourg (MA Theatre Studies and Interculturality).

She studied theatre studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow as well as at the Ruhr University in Bochum (degree – doctorate, with distinction) and successfully completed an international 3-year directing and acting class at the Moscow Academy of Theatre Arts GITIS and a 1-year postgraduate course in cultural management at the SGH Warsaw School for Economic (degree with distinction). Since 2002 she has lived and worked as a freelance director in Berlin, where she has collaborated with the Maxim Gorki Theater, Hebbel Theater, Akademie der Künste, Kunsthaus Tacheles, FEZ-Berlin and Werkstatt der Kulturen, among others. In September 2012, she founded the intercultural artists’ collective multicultural city in Berlin, with whom she is developing research-based theatre productions. She sees herself as a European director and has worked with public theatres and institutions in Germany, Poland, Italy, Belarus and Luxembourg. Her productions have been invited several times to international theatre festivals. She is a Prix-Tournesol winner at the Festival d’Avignon 2017 in the category Beyond Borders.

Acting coaching

Luana Velis, actress,was born in Bergisch Gladbach and grew up in Santiago de Chile. She is a graduate of the Folkwang University of the Arts in Bochum Acting.In addition to her permanent engagements at Schauspielhaus Bochum, Schauspiel Frankfurt, and Residenztheater Munich, she freelances at Schauspiel Köln, Schauspiel Frankfurt, and Berliner Ensemble, among others. She was awarded a solo prize at the 2015 Theatertreffen der deutschsprachigen Schauspielstudierenden and was named best actress in the Theater Heute critics’ poll for the 21/22 season for her role as Oblomow, directed by Luk Perceval at Schauspiel Köln. For her leading role in the feature film “Luz” by Tilman Singer, she was named “Best Actress” at the Brazilian Fantapoa Film Festival.

Christine Rollar, actress, acting teacher,  1995 to 1999 completed her acting studies at the HdK-Berlin (now UdK). Since 1996 she has worked in film, television and radio. 1999-2001 she had permanent engagements at schauspiel frankfurt and Stadttheater Hildesheim. Since 2002 she has been a member of the theatre and performance group LUNATIKS. Consequently, she also works at independent venues in Berlin, Austria and Switzerland.Since 2018, she has been giving regular seminars with dramaturg Janette Mickan at the UdK. In the same year she began teaching monologue and scene work regularly for the Fritz Kirchhoff School in Berlin.

Physical training, Dance


Sebastian Stert, vocal coach, actor, musician.

He studied acting in Berlin and has performed at the Aachen Theatre, the Wuppertaler Bühnen, the Schaubühne Berlin, the Anhalt Theatre in Dessau, the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and in numerous musical theatre productions at various theatres. He also works as a voice-over artist for commercials, dubbing and as a singer. He studied jazz singing in New York and completed a Master’s degree in this subject at the Conservatorium Maastricht (NL). His debut album ZIMMER BEI NACHT (BAX) was released in 2017. He currently teaches singing and acting at state music schools in Berlin, the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden and the UdK Berlin.

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Speech training

Prof. Karl-Ludwig Otto, speech coach, former directore of drama course and dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Berlin University of Arts
Studied phonetics/german philology and literature at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. From 1973 -1989 speech teacher at the Staatliche Schauspielschule Berlin, later at the drama school Ernst Busch in the fields of puppetry and acting. Since September 1989: Freelance work as a speech teacher in Berlin, including teaching assignments and guest professorships at the HdK Berlin, at Schillertheater, at the radio station Freies Berlin, at private acting schools and independent theatre projects. September 1994 – February 1996: Speech teacher at Bayerische Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater in Munich. April 1996 : Speech coach at HdK Berlin, later at UdK Berlin, appointed to civil service for life as professor at an art academy. October 2001 – September 2013: Academic leader of the acting course. December 2005 – December 2013: Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts. Since October 2014 freelance work as a speech teacher.

Physical training, dance

Julia Vandehof is a theatre maker and actress with a background in Physical Devised Theatre and Performance (LISPA / Rose Bruford College London). She lives and works in Lower Austria and Berlin. Her work as a theatre maker is characterised by a visual language with non-linear narrative forms. Creating through and with the body, embodied movement practice, and interdisciplinary and collaborative ways of working are central to this. Since 2023 she has been deepening her knowledge in the further education programme “Creating Dance in Art and Education” (UDK Berlin). Her creative research fields are the field of tension between the representation and reality of gender roles in (mythological) stories, and a poetic view of dys/utopian future worlds.


Ryota Maeda, dancer, performer, dance teacher (1985,Japan), he learned ballet, Japanese, jazz and Kagura dance in Japan. He moved to Berlin in 2014 and has participated as a dancer in several dance productions since 2017. Among others in 2019 in ” The Desert Widow ” as a dancer/actor in WABE Berlin and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, as well as in a performance for dance video performance of Hong Kong artist Isaac Chong Wai at ” Berlin Festival of Lights 2021 “, which was projected on the wall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Job application training and documents, coaching

Nina Rühmeierdramaturge
studied Theatre Studies, New History and New German Literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Université de Paris VIII, Vincennes-Saint-Denis. From 2006 to 2011 she was engaged at the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin (Director Armin Petras), first as a dramaturgy assistant and then as a dramaturg. Later she worked as a freelance dramaturge at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and, among others, for the Franz von Strolchen theatre collective. From 2013 to 2018, she was a permanent member of the Schauspiel Köln (Director Stefan Bachmann), where she was a co-director of the STUDIO COLOGNE at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music and Theatre Leipzig in addition to numerous productions in the 2016/2017 season. Today Nina Rühmeier works as a freelance translator and dramaturg, most recently with the directors Monika Dobrowlanska, Eva-Maria Baumeister, Philine Velhagen, Armin Petras and Rainald Grebe.

Ferhat Keskin, actor

Born in 1967 in Bingöl, Turkey. In 1981 he emigrated to Germany. After training and working as a road builder, he worked as an actor in the independent scene from 1989 to 1991. From 1992 to 2006 he was a member of the ensemble at the Ruhr Theater, under the direction of Roberto Ciulli. Since 2006 he has been working as a freelance actor at various theaters and in various television and feature films, as well as a theater director.

Martina B. Mann, actress

After her training as an actress at the Vienna Conservatory, Martina B. Mann has performed in German-speaking countries since 1988 at city, state and national theaters, as well as at private theaters, in the independent scene and on tour. She has appeared in various film and television productions, worked as a screenwriter and initiated the series “CineReadings” in Berlin – readings of unfilmed screenplays in the cinema, in cooperation with the Hackesche Höfe Filmtheater Berlin. Since 2001 Martina B. Mann has taught at universities (Humboldt University of Berlin; Academy of Film and Television Potsdam, Ruhr University) and at other educational institutions in the field of body language, acting and since 2011 also as a certified memory trainer. She is the artistic director of the association Theater hilft Leben e.V. and initiates inclusive theater projects with people with and without disabilities: “Frida Kahlo – Viva la Vida”; Currently Martina B. Mann is producing the documentary “Amadeus im Kopf” with people with and without visual impairment. Since 2018 she teaches at the Ruhrakademie Schwerte in the film acting course.

Alexander Mavriki, job coach and job counsellor

Born in Berlin, studied biology at the FU Berlin, trained carpenter, winner of the Berlin start-up competition 2001 with his own art workshop in Berlin Schöneberg. Instructor aptitude test AEVO 2005, then he spent 6 years abroad as a certified diving instructor, and from 2011 to 2015 in Berlin as workshop manager and instructor and since 2016 until currently employed as a coach and work consultant.

Vera Block is a trainer on the topics of sensitive language, effective public speaking, writing and presenting as well as press and publicity work. She has over 25 years of experience as a journalist for public service broadcasting. The focus of her work is on the topic of diversity in art and social affairs. She is also a certified job and career coach and trainer according to AEVO. Vera Block was born in Georgia. Her native language is Russian. Due to her own migration experience, she attaches particular importance to imparting knowledge on dealing with media to cultural workers with an international background. Further Information at

Application Photos

Lena Kern: was born in Russia and now lives in Berlin. Her two specialities are portrait photography with natural light and theatre and film set photography.
She is particularly interested in performing artists and has photographed world-renowned actors and musicians.
Her photographs have appeared internationally in press articles (‘The Times’, ‘GQ’, ‘The Guardian’, ‘Das Opernglas’, ‘Kurier’, ‘Variety’, ‘Die Bühne’ etc).

Project advisory council:

Ms. Dr. Natalie Bloch, deputy director of the Theatre Studies and Interculturalism at the University of Luxembourg,
Ms. Ricarda Ciontos, artistic director of Nordwind Festival in Berlin,
Mr. Nils Haarmann, dramaturge at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin,
Ms. Nina Tsonkidis, integration commissioner of the Pankow district in Berlin,
Mr. Georg Vierthaler, chairman of the Berlin Regional Association of the Deutsches Bühnenverein.