Iva Marković - Production manager and performer
Iva Marković, born in Yugoslavia, lived and worked in a few different countries before migrating to Austria. Finding the way to connect with the body and emotions inspired Iva to stand on the stage as a performer. Iva's motivation is creating possibilities to take the space for personal stories to be heard, making a stage be a place for less visible experiences. Since Iva's background is in social work and various activist engagements, her interest in socially engaged theater was a logical step in her development as an artist. Iva is co-creator of the first ever guide on using Forum theater in working with LGBTIQA persons in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She was one of the founders of the company.
Lamisse Hamouda - Performer
Lamisse Hamouda is an Egyptian-Australian writer, poet, performer and workshop facilitator. She has trained in physical theatre in Australia, studied drama at the University of Queensland and has run workshops for creative writing and performance. She is represented by Zeitgeist Literary Agency and her first book, ‘The Shape of Dust’ is a literary memoir that will be published by Pantera Press in July, 2023. Prior to focusing full-time on theatre and writing, Lamisse was a youth worker and she has a Bachelor of Arts in Governance and International Relations. As an artist, Lamisse is particularly interested in interrogating the ways artistic processes and spaces facilitate collective and individual healing.
Noël Iglessias - Performer
Noël Iglessias left Ethiopia in 2017 to call Austria his new home. Ethiopia being quite conservative and religious, he never really felt accepted or acknowledged there, specially as a gay man. In response to the intense silencing and repression he faced growing up, he wants to be visible and bring the issue to the public as often as he can. Through art, self exploration and pushing his boundaries which inadvertently starts a conversation around the issue of sexuality in eastern Africa. He is thankful to have found theater as a means to this end. Noël has been company's member from 2020 till 2022.
Jasmin Behnawa - Performer
Jasmin Behnawa, identifies as a Muslim intersectional feminist, speaking up for human rights, against violence and (systemic) oppression. With her academic background in psychology, she works in the field of violence prevention and protection of female* adolescents and young women*. Her focus lies on processing traumatic experiences, achieving empowerment as well as liberation through artistic expression. She is also a writer, Spoken Word artist and singer, currently exploring the sounds of archaic musical instruments. Jasmin performed with the Company from 2020 till 2022.
Rada Živadinović - Performer
Rada Živadinović is a youth worker and sexual pedagogue, working in the field of prevention of sexual violence. As a social researcher she is dealing with topics of migration, diaspora and identity from a feminist and queer perspective. With her heart she is committed to community work, while being convinced in the healing powers of collective performative expression. Rada has been company's member from 2020 till 2022.