Jana Sonnenberg was born in Stralsund in 1978.
After training at the “Theaterakademie Vorpommern” in Zinnowitz, she has lived and worked as a freelance actress and puppeteer in Zempin on Usedom since 2002.
In her touring theater “THEATER RANDFIGUR” she mainly creates plays for children, but also readings, plays and theater evenings for adult audiences. In addition, she offers various figure building, figure play and theater projects for children and adults.
So far she has worked on 20 productions with different directors. Means of representation are figures, objects, acting or material, often in mixed forms. Jana Sonnenberg acts as a solo performer.
From 2006 – 2011 she ran her own farm theater in Zempin on the island of Usedom during the summer months.
From 2011 she expanded her touring activities in the north and throughout Germany.
In September 2011, for example, she celebrated the premiere of “Der weiße Dampfer – ein Stück Erinnerung” (“The White Steamer – A Piece of Memory”) based on Tschingis Aitmatow in Greifswald, and in November 2012 she won a jury prize with this piece at the “Heidelberger Theatertage”.
At the 35th International Puppet Theater Days in Mistelbach/Austria (2013), Jana Sonnenberg received the audience award for “Der gestiefelte Kater – ein Wäschentheater” and was thus invited back in 2014.
The collaboration with the “Theaterakademie Vorpommern”, which first began in 2009, has been a permanent part of her theater activities since 2014. As a lecturer for the subject object theater, Jana Sonnenberg teaches the students from January to April once a week and in a subsequent intensive phase the basics of figure, object and material theater, which are indispensable in modern acting.
The results of this work are then presented to the public as an evening of scenes for adults under the title “Of Puppets and People”.
Jana Sonnenberg performs her plays at a wide variety of venues such as theaters, cultural centers, galleries, festivals, but of course also in daycare centers and schools.
but of course also in KITAs and schools.
Jana Sonnenberg is a member of the “Landesverband Freier Theater MV” “Laft-MV”.
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