Mentors/ Producers
Alexander Roberts

My name is Alexander Roberts (born 1986). I work at Rosendal Theatre as the Artistic and Managing Director. I am a curator and an artist – with a big focus on collaborations with those that are often lesser heard. I make performances, festivals, forums, parties, and other kinds of events. I love swimming in cold water, hot tubs and saunas, partying, and going to the cinema alone.

Asgerdur Gunnarsdottir

Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir (IS/NO) works as a curator, dramaturg and a teacher within the field of contemporary dance and performing arts in Iceland, Norway and internationally. She was co-artistic director of Reykjavík Dance Festival with Alexander Roberts from 2014 – 2020, and associate professor and program director of theory at the at the Performing Arts Department at the Iceland University of the Arts 2015 – 2021. She currently works as a curating producer and dramaturg at DansiT in Trondheim, as well as working on independent projects internationally. Her curatorial interests evolve around how to distribute curatorial agency to lesser heard voices, and how to create allyship within curatorial practices in the performing arts. She received Gríman, the Icelandic Performing Arts Award in 2020, for the co-curation of Reykjavík Dance Festival 2019.

Bek Berger

Bek Berger is the Artistic Director of the New Theatre Institute of Latvia (NTIL) and curator of the International Festival of Contemporary Performance, Homo Novus. Originally from Melbourne, Australia she has worked in festivals across the globe such as American Realness (NYC), Dance Massive (AU), Darwin Festival (AU), Fierce Festival (UK) and Forest Fringe (UK). As a curator she has (co)/initiated projects such as Critical Futures, Convergence, La Discorso and Possible Futures Forum. NTIL is a project based organisation working in the field of contemporary performing arts. Since 1995 NTIL has been organizing the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus, which is the largest performing arts platform in Latvia. NTIL also produces projects and long term collaboration programmes together with local and international partners, strongly believing in the necessity to explore the contemporary performing arts field together with artists and audiences.

Marta Keil

Marta Keil is performing arts curator, dramaturge and researcher, holds PhD in Culture Studies. She lives and works between Warsaw and Utrecht. Her curatorial and research practice searches possible alternative processes of instituting and on redefining modes of working transnationally. At the moment she curates transnational artistic research project Breaking the Spell, focused on feminist artistic practices of being-with and co-curates the NorthEastSouthWest project. Recently, she curated “Forecast. A School of Thinking-With” for Dublin Theatre Festival (2021) and co-authored, together with Katie Kheriji-Watts and Marie Le Sourd (On the Move) a study #MeToo in the Arts: From call-outs to structural change (2021). Between 2019 and 2021 she cooperated as facilitator with the RESHAPE project. Together with Grzegorz Reske she curated Konfrontacje Teatralne festival in Lublin (2013-2017), the Common Ground season at Komuna Warszawa (2020, with Tim Etchells) and made the performance “Sunny Sunday” with Lina Majdalanie and Rabih Mroué (2020). She edited several books, including: Choreography: strategies (together with Joanna Leśnierowska, 2021) and Reclaiming the Obvious: On the Institution of the Festival (2017). Marta is member of Performing Arts Institute (InSzPer) collective in Warsaw.

Sandra Lapkovska

Sandra Lapkovska is a producer and project coordinator that for the past ten years has worked at the New Theatre Institute of Latvia and International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus”. She believes that performing arts and art in general is an important tool for conversations and dialogues with the world around us.  Working for
documentary performances is one of her greatest passions.

Santa Remere

Producer Santa Remere is also a translator and cultural journalist who since 2015 has been regularly participating in the projects of the International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus”. Santa has collaborated with the festival as a creative producer, directors’ assistant in international cooperations and coordinator of the youth program, working with such artists as Mette Edvardsen, the Japanese theatre unit Port B , Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey a.o.

Sodja Zupanc-Lotker

Sodja Zupanc-Lotker, Ph.D, teaches dramaturgy and runs master studies at DAMU Department of Alternative And Puppet theatre in Prague. After finishing her master studies in directing and dramaturgy at DAMU, Prague she did her PhD in spatial dramaturgy at Vienna University, ZHdK University of the Arts Zurich and Prague Performing Arts academy. She works as a dramaturg for independent theatre, dance and exhibition projects. She was artistic director of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2008 – 2015. She has also served as coordinating curator for several international artistic research projects. She has given lectures and workshops at Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Norwegian Theatre Academy, HKU Utrecht, Kiasma Helsinki and numerous festivals and symposia. From 2014 she is on Editorial Board of Theatre and Performance Design Journal; and on Editorial Board of Performance Research Journal, both published by Routledge.

Tonje Wik Olaussen

My name is Tonje Wik Olaussen (born 1988). I am a producer and director from Trondheim, Norway. I work for Rosendal Teater and have done so since 2017. I used to live in London for many years and it’s a city I often come back to and think of as a second home. I like long walks, reading books, seeing films and performances, working with clay, and doing yoga.