Leonie Böhm

Biography

Leonie Böhm grew up in Heilbronn (Germany), where she attended a Rudolf Steiner school; she is now the mother of two children, who constantly remind her to question herself, to push herself further and who introduce a completely different reality into her life. Having completed three different courses of study, she has a wide-ranging set of skills and interests, and now works as a director, performer and visual artist both independently and for the city theatre. She started off getting a teaching degree in art and German language and literature and took part in a training course in art mediation organised by the documenta 7 contemporary art exhibition under Carmen Mörsch and Ulrich Schötker. The fundamental question of who can be an authorised speaker in an educational situation, and what power relations are involved, as well as the search for responsible speakers and successful communication have guided her work to this day. In her art studies, which she completed in 2011 as part of Urs Lüthi’s master class at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, she tried to bring a wider spectrum of forms of expression to these questions. Leonie Böhm finally came to the theatre to create artistic processes in collaboration with people. With Nathan the Wise, one of her first works was invited to the renowned Munich festival for young talent Radikal Jung. She he now works at the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Theater Bremen, the Theater Oberhausen and Schauspielhaus Zürich among others. She is still interested in canonical texts, how one positions oneself in relation to them and how one writes one's own needs and ideas into them. Her productions convey an attitude that is both vulnerable and demanding, and that believes in people who are both mature and playful.

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