Miriam Ibrahim A Personal Insight. Deconstructing Toxic Structures in Theatre


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The Art of Assembly
The Art of Assembly
XIX: Safe vs. Brave? Art Between Sanctuary and Confrontation (Miriam Ibrahim, Edit Kaldor und Ingo Niermann / Army of Love & Florian Malzacher)

“Racism and structural racism are parts of my everyday life as an artist. They have shaped me and my work since the beginning. These experiences, as well as others forms of discrimination, have shaped my artistic identity just as much as other educational and professional developments. Everyday stereotyping, fetishization and exclusion in education and theater have generated a lot of traumata. To stay healthy and in theater, I first had to find better ways of working and living. The deconstruction of social structures, creating new practices and new spaces/formats shaped my work as a director and dramaturg.”

Part of Episode XIX: “Safe vs. Brave? Art Between Sanctuary and Confrontation”
With Miriam Ibrahim, Edit Kaldor und Ingo Niermann / Army of Love & Florian Malzacher

7. October 2022 – Theater Neumarkt, Zurich / Switzerland


Miriam Ibrahim joined Schauspielhaus Zurich as a permanent dramaturg in January 2022. She graduated from the Stage School Hamburg (2005), after which she acted in various productions (including Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater Bonn) and taught acting. In 2009 she moved to NYC and attended the Stella Adler Studio and founded The Shades of Gray, with which she creates her own original plays and performances. 2013 – 2016 she attended the Freie Universität in Berlin and completed her bachelor’s degree in theater studies and social/cultural anthropology. After some assistanceships (Staatsoper Stuttgart, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Gorki Theater) Miriam has been working as a director (Staatstheater Augsburg, Staatstheater Hannover, Residenz Theater München, Münchner Kammerspiele) and dramaturg (Theater Oberhausen, Schauspielhaus Zürich).

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