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, film, queer, change management, participation, representation, queer feminism, lgbtqi*, diversity, anti-racism, performing arts, bipoc, film curation, black empowerment, gender equity, anti-discrimination, neurodiversity, soziokultur

Services: Talk, Moderation, Interview, Workshop management

  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(-Euro)pean 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. [she/they]

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 part of the selection committee of the Max Ophüls Preis film festival 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 author, amongst others, for the German-language anthology Schwarz wird großgeschrieben 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, and who are socially and culturally excluded from equal opportunities, in particular BIPoC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour), queer, neurodiverse and intersectional-feminist perspectives. My artistic practice explores and develops processes, approaches and results that think beyond the status quo and dissolve the confines of conventional art practice.

STUDIES: MFA Acting International (East 15 Acting School / University of Essex); Theatre Studies & ongoing dissertation “Diasporadical Stages - Contemporary Afropean Theatre & Performance (WT)” (Free University of Berlin)