B i o g r a p h y
Hi! I'm Noémi, pronounced no-amy. As an actor, deviser, and director, I want to explore contradiction and connection in the theater and film I create. I'm based in Berlin and work in German, English, and Polish (and some French as well...).
I graduated from Stanford University with honors and distinction and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. I earned a B.A. in Theater and Psychology as well as the Eleanor Prosser Prize for Excellence in Theater. All that is to say, I I studied directing, acting, neuroscience, and counseling for 4 years, and that time really shaped who I am as an artist and as a person.
I'm really passionate about creating innovative theater while also addressing racial and social inequality in my work. That's why I'm thrilled to be have grown as a director at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Germany's 2014 and 2016 "Theater des Jahres" (Theater of the Year). I assisted the directing team on many shows, from a memorial piece about Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink to Winterreise رحلة الشتاء with the Exil Ensemble, a group of actors from Syria, Palestine, and Afghanistan, to Oliver Frljic's Ein Bericht für eine Akademie. I also wrote, directed and performed in a play called Epilogue at the English Theatre Berlin, which imagines the afterlife by putting narratives of women across the globe front and center. In 2019, I did the same for a new play called A Face to the Story in the Newspaper..., a play about queer Polish Jewish identity, which premiered in Kraków. In 2020, I've expanded my directing work to Munich and taken the chance to dive deeply into the Susan Batson acting method.
My background includes classical and contemporary acting, improvisation, directing, devising, playwriting, filmmaking, playing violin, and just a hint of sound design. I've always been bad at picking just one thing, but I find that in the arts, I don't have to. I'm excited to keep working with people who inspire me and to create new kinds of art on set or on the rehearsal stages, together.