Julia Dina Hesse

Julia Dina Hesse is a dramaturg, director and scholar in TYA based in Germany. From 2008 to 2012 she worked as a dramaturg for TYA and Young Opera at National Theatre Mannheim and was in charge of Marketing and Public Relations. From 2012 to 2018 she was the Artistic Director of the Young Theatre Münster where she among others directed several plays for toddlers that also toured internationally. In 2018 she was dramaturg for a production in Okinawa at the international theatre festival. At present Julia Dina Hesse works internationally as a freelance dramaturg and director in TYA. She holds workshops for children, teenagers and adults and has published articles and papers in TYA related books and magazines. Since 2014 she has been a lecturer at the theatre department of the University of Münster. She recently received a post graduate scholarship at the university of Hildesheim and is researching about theatre and sustainable transformation processes on and off stage. She has been on the board of ASSITEJ Germany since 2015, now serving as its vice president. She is also on the Executive committee of ASSITEJ International since 2021 and is passionate about exploring new ways of intercultural cooperations and how TYA can be a change agent for a sustainable future for all of us.
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