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 Munich 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 which plays with the relationship to the audience and uses strong images while addressing issues of racial and social justice.
Since moving to Berlin, I wrote, directed and performed in a play called Epilogue in 2017 at the English Theatre Berlin, which imagines the afterlife by putting narratives of women across the globe front and center. In 2018, I wrote and directed a short play called Movement of Freedom about individuals stuck at the southern borders to the European Union and the United States, which was shown at Studio Я of the Maxim Gorki Theater. In 2019, I wrote and directed 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, despite the pandemic, I managed dive deeply into the Susan Batson acting method with Bettina Lohmeyer in Berlin.
In 2021, things have picked back up. I directed a streamed staged reading of new works from Raphaela Bardutzky and Liat Fassberg at the Habibi Kiosk of the Munich Kammerspiele.
My project DUMNA*Y SEIN (SOME KIND OF ANDERE SZCZELINA) was selected by the Sopot Non-Fiction Festival, where I led an intensive residency period researching queer utopias with Tomasz Tyndyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Martyna Wawrzyniak, Florian Buder.
We now premiered the full-length version of this project, "an imperfect utopia" in October 2022 in TR Warszawa and July 2023 at the Munich Kammerspiele, where it remains in the repertoire of both theaters.
My background includes classical and contemporary acting, improvisation, directing, devising, playwriting, interviewing, translating, 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 together.