Tessa Hart

Culture Maker


Main focus: Intersectional Cultural Change

Twitter handle: @TessaSweetHart

Websites/blogs: http://www.tessahart.com , https://www.instagram.com/tessasweethart/ , https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessahart/

Languages: English, French, German

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: intersectionality, festivals, queer, change management, participation, representation, lgbtqi*, diversity, anti-racism, performing arts, film curation, anti-discrimination, strukturwandel, black empowerment

Services: Talk, Moderation, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

Personal note:

TOPICS:
- Change-oriented contemporary performance & film work
- Diversity- / representation-oriented performance & film work
- Socio-cultural work
- Anti-discrimination, with a focus on anti-racism
- Intersectional cultural work
- Empowerment and participation of BIPoC, with a focus on Black and Afrodiasporic people
- Contemporary Afro-European theatre work
- Curation & programming of performance, film & cultural projects
- Spoken Word / Readings / Performance

Bio:

Culture maker from Berlin, who also lived in Brussels (Belgium) and London (UK) for about a decade.

WORK: Currently Project Director of AfroPolitan Berlin, Executive Director of The Bread and Roses Theatre in London, Producing Artistic Director of the transnational collective Goblin Baby Co. and programmer of the “MOP Shortlist” program segment at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival 2021 in Saarbrücken. Artistically and organisationally involved in numerous performance and film projects, also active in various fields of education, empowerment and communication, as well as writer, amongst others, for the German-language online magazine RosaMag and the English-language anthology Hear Me Now: Audition Monologues for Actors of Color.

FOCUS: Conception, development and curation/programming of (new) cultural projects as well as conceiving revised, power- & discrimination-critical structures. Participation and empowerment of people who have to experience structural discrimination in different forms, and who are socially and culturally marginalised, in particualr BIPoC and intersectional-feminist perspectives.

STUDIES: MFA Acting International (University of Essex); BA Theater Studies & ongoing dissertation “Diasporadical Stages - Contemporary Afropean Theater & Performance (WT)” (Free University of Berlin)