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post theater
is an interdisciplinary performing arts unit. Projects range from theater to dance, multi-media performances to installations. post theater's works are often either installation-based or site-specific. Re-occurring themes are identity and technology.

post theater was founded 1999 in New York, moved its headquarter to Berlin in 2002, opened a Tokyo branch in 2005 and a Stuttgart office in 2010.
Media artist Hiroko Tanahashi and director Max Schumacher are the founders and the artistic directors.

post theater has presented more than 50 works at festivals and arts institutions in more than 40 cities in 20 countries.

In addition to its artistic work, post theater gives lectures and workshops at art institutions and universities world-wide.


Core Members
Hiroko Tanahashi
is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts‘ Film and Television Program at New York University (BFA) and of the MFA Program in Multi Media Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design, New York. In 2002 she moved to Berlin to work as artistic co-director of post theater. She is the artistic director of “Heavenly Bento” which was shown at Biennale Bonn and Museum for Communication in Berlin (2004), the Singapore Arts Festival (2005) and Japan Society, New York (2009). She showed her solo exhibition “delicious moves” at Zagreus Projekt in Berlin (2004) and the Museum fuer Gestaltung, Zurich (2005). She collaborated with Maren Strack on “6 Feet Deeper”, which was shown at Deutsches Museum (Munich, 2004), Tanz Im August (Berlin, 2004). For the piece “Figure 8 Race” she was awarded with the Bremen Author’s award. The production was invited to several festivals, including “Tanz im August” (2006). Tanahashi’s video performance SkinSITEs was invited to and commissioned by 13 venues around the world, including Bangkok, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Zurich, Taipei, Salamanca, Rijeka and Barcelona. Hiroko Tanahashi is recipient of the Franklin Furnace Award 2006 (New York) for her piece “The Final Act”.
Her piece “Fish-Tales” has premiered in 2010 at Sophiensaele, Berlin. She has been invited to artist in residency programs at Taipei Artist Village (2007 / 2008), Kunsttaum Syltquelle (2006 / 2007), SAIR Solyst, Denmark (2008), PACT Zollverein (2006), Tokyo Wonder Site and NES, Iceland (both in 2009). In 2010 / 2011 she is fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
Max Schumacher
artistic director / dramaturge
studied dramaturgy in Berlin and performance studies at New York University (M.A.). He founded post theater in New York in 1999. His pieces toured internationally, including International Festival for the Arts CyL, Salamanca, Digital Arts Festival Tokyo, Tanz im August Berlin. He was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart in 2001. With Hiroko Tanahashi he conceived “Heavenly Bento” (Bonn Biennale 2004, Singapore Arts Festival 2005, Japan Society, New York 2009). Max curates and teaches in various contexts (Zagreb, Tokyo, Taipei, Berlin and Singapore). He was invited to residencies with Eks-Scena Zagreb, Kunstraum Syltquelle Sylt, Taipei Artist Village, Pact Zollverein Essen, Tokyo Wonder Site. His concept “Fight Club: A Chorus” has been performed at the National Museum of Singapore and the State Opera Berlin. He directed the YouTube-based dance piece “Napoleon D.” at Dock 11, Berlin. Recently he worked on “Fish-Tales” (Sophiensaele Berlin), “Express Fight Club” (Spain, Germany, Taiwan), “Schnittstelle Figaro” (State Opera Berlin). He won the Bremer Autorenpreis 2010. .
Naoto Iina
producer / tokyo office
Naoto Iina has studied film-making and film history at Meiji Gakuin University, Japan.
He is founding director of Dance and Media Japan (DMJ), a Tokyo-based organization that fosters the dialogue between performing arts and media arts since 2003. DMJ is an independent network that hosts, organizes and facilitates workshops, festivals, lectures etc. Naoto Iina has curated and produced international and domestic artists, such as Christian Ziegler, Kazue Ikeda, Maren Strack and post theater (all D), Joseph Hyde (UK), Ohad Fishof (ISR), Maxine Heppner, CORPUS (both CAN), Takayuki Fujimoto / Dumb Type, Sal Vanilla, Nest, Yuzo Ishiyama, Grinderman (all Japan). He has organized and conducted workshops and seminars at institutions all over Japan, including various universities, YCAM (Yamaguchi) and Morishita Studios (Tokyo) and internationally, e.g. in Berlin, Limerick (Ireland), Seoul (Korea).His workshops include the teaching of skills and themes around dance-film-making, documenting dance on video, site-specific dance-media, interactive media and dance etc. Naoto Iina has been working as advisor and curator for events at ZAIM, Tokyo Performing Arts Market, the Marushka Dance Series and many more. In 2005 he opened with Hyojung Seo the Seoul branch of DMJ.

Yoann Trellu
video artist

Mario Stumpfe
production manager

Christian Fuchs

Matthias Boettger
spatial tactics / producer

Ronit Muszkatblit
director / producer / N.Y. office

Sibin Vassilev
sound artist

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