Meike Herminghausen

592d5295733d9635b2fd6b2dbbf4d18b.jpgMeike Herminghausen (1970), theatre pedagogue

Meike currently works at the renowned children and youth theatre, GRIPS in Berlin as well as a freelancer. She has facilitated Theatre for Development projects in Ethiopia (HIV/AIDS Awareness) and Somaliland (reintegration of ex-combatants) for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). In Germany she has led theatre projects with refugee children, youth groups and physically and mentally challenged adults. She has lectured at the University of Hamburg, provided teacher training, led workshops at theatre festivals, organised and facilitated international youth exchanges, and organised conferences. She initiated the "Arts in Community Development" network in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She studied fine arts and German (University of Bremen), and completed her training as secondary school teacher in Hamburg in both subjects and drama. Post graduate degree in Educational Theatre (University of the Arts, Berlin). Qualified as an "Open Space" facilitator.

Selected publications: "Brecht für Manager. Stationen eines Seelentrainings." In: Beck, Johannes u.a. (ed.): Tragt Masken, schont das eigene Gesicht. Theater der Versammlung – Performance zwischen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Bremen 1996; "Forumtheater in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit". In: Wiegand, Helmut (ed.): Europäische Rezeptionsweisen des Theaters der Unterdrückten, Stuttgart 2004.


Contact: meike.herminghausen (at)