Theatre thrives on the diversity of its contributors. Our project consists of an interdisciplinary network and combines the expertise of a wide range of disciplines, individuals and institutions.
Franziska Ritterartistic and scientific project lead
Franziska Ritter is a scenographer and studied architecture at the TU Berlin (Dipl.-Ing.) and film and photography at the University of North London. She is co-founder and assistant professor of the study course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum TU Berlin and was in charge of the DFG-project »digitalisation of the collection of theatre architecture« in the Architekturmuseum. She researches theatre architecture and technology and teaches exhibition design, scenography and theatre construction at various international universities. Commissioner for Digitality and New Technologies of the DTHG.
Pablo Dornhegeartistic and scientific project lead
Pablo Dornhege researches, develops and designs real and virtual narrative spaces. He was a visiting professor at the UdK Berlin and has taught and researched at other international universities. These include Central Saint Martin College London, HTW Berlin, New York University Abu Dhabi and the Institute for Advanced Architecture Barcelona. He currently teaches at the University of Applied Sciences Europe and is an external consultant for Immersive Storytelling at the American University Sharjah. Commissioner for Digitality and New Technologies at DTHG.
Vincent Kaufmann studies theatre technology at the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin and came into contact with theatre as an actor at the age of 12. In 2016 he directed his first own musical production »Salthill - The Musical« and in 2019 he completed a practical semester in technical management at the Burgtheater Vienna.
Since then he has been working as a lighting designer and technical director in several productions and is already using virtual reality in theatre.
Hubert Eckartmanaging director of DTHG / project management (off duty)
Hubert Eckart was the managing director of the Deutsche theatertechnische Gesellschaft between 2008–2023. He studied theatre studies and worked as a dramaturge, artistic director, opera director and general manager at various theatres. In 2000 he founded the production company ABACUSFilm and produced short films, documentaries, audio books and more. He also works as a journalist and publicist. https://abacus-medien.de email@example.com
Maria Emilie Bürgerassistance / conception / graphic design
Maria Bürger studies communication design at the University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Prior to her studies, she came into contact with theatre through a voluntary social year at the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg and was head of the theatre association Projekt Inklud from 2017 to 2018. In 2019 she participated in the kick-off workshop »Im/material Theatre Spaces« and is now responsible for the design of the digital.DTHG.
Sascha Siglconception / design and development
Sascha Sigl is a developer and co-founder of the company Invisible Room GmbH & Co. KG, which is specialized in the production of Extended Reality (XR) applications - Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, WebXR. In addition to projects from the productivity and cultural sector, Sascha Sigl has worked as a lecturer at HTW Berlin and University of Applied Science. Before founding the company, he worked as an employee and later as a freelancer in the field of frontend development. His current area of expertise is 3D modeling, 3D on the web and Unity development.
Lea Schorlingassistance / conception / design and development
Lea Schorling studied Computer Science at the TU Berlin and wrote her master thesis about a dancing AI. During her studies she worked at ART+COM Studios on various research projects on AR and VR. In March 2019, she co-facilitated the kick-off workshop »Im/material Theatre Spaces« and is now a Unity developer in the digital.DTHG team.
Project and cooperation partners