New Voice Work!

For the posdcast “Neugefragt” by Bernd Hopfengärtner, Lillith Boettcher, Wenzel Mehnert and Katharina Günther, Mareike recorded 6 short radio features. They can be listened to here.

Mareike is one of the two winners of this year’s call for workshops “What’s next” of Architecture Biennial Tbilisi. More information here.

Mareike’s audio-walk performance about menopause “Schlafwandeln: Pause -Ende – Reset” will be shown at “Who Cares” Festival in Berlin on 3rd and 8th of September.

Additionally, Mareike will participate in the talk “Care-Beziehungen” on the 8th of September.

On Saturday 9th of July, Mareike will give a workshop together with the Aitsona-Daitsona team on their working practice during the International Symposium on Artistic Interventions in educational and social contexts at the university of Hildesheim/Germany. More information here

+++ Mareike in the New York Times +++

+ Here are some impressions of “Die Ruhe” at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg 2022 +

+++ The latest SIGNA production “Die Ruhe” at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg had been selected for the Berliner Theatertreffen 2022 as one of the 10 most remarkable performances of 2021/22. In “Die Ruhe” Mareike played  Dr. Antonia Ascheberg-Haus; she has been working with SIGNA as an actress and has been part of the devising team since 2007. “Die Ruhe” more information here.

+++ Mareike has worked once more with POLIGONAL Büro für Stadtvermittlung and recorded the narration parts for the audiowalk and exhibition “NOTHING THAT EVER WAS CHANGES. Stories from places under the rainbow” for the Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin.

Bild-Text-Collage auf Basis einer Fotografie von Dieter Matthes / Tuntenball im ICC; © POLIGONAL
Bild-Text-Collage auf Basis einer Fotografie von Dieter Matthes / Tuntenball im ICC; © POLIGONAL

+++ Until 15th of January 2022, Mareike is playing Dr. Antonia Ascheberg-Haus in “Die Ruhe”, the new SIGNA performance at Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Premiere 19th of November 2021. More information here. Reviews can be found here

NDR Kultur writes:

„[Es ist] alles so genau geplant, so detailversessen eingerichtet, dass schnell ein Sog entsteht. […] Am Ende werden alle einfach entlassen. Es gibt nicht einmal Applaus für die großartigen Performerinnen und Performer und ihre beeindruckende Installation.“

Die Ruhe (c)Goldmann/SIGNA 2021
Die Ruhe (c)Goldmann/SIGNA 2021

+++ After a long preparation period the storytelling website “Rose Garden” has been launched. More information about the project in English can be found here.


+++ You can now hear Mareike’s voice presenting the glossary in the audio walk “Kolbe außer Haus” by Kolbe Museum Berlin and Poligonal Büro für Stadtvermittlung. The German version can be found here. The English version is coming soon.

+++ Mareike was just awarded a scholarship for the new pilot course “Künstlerische Interventionen in der kulturellen Bildung” by the University of Hildesheim. Within this course Mareike will develop her own artistic work in close collaboration with different cultural and educational institutions, amongst others documenta Kassel and TUSCH Hamburg. More information here

+++ The next collaboration of Mareike and WISG in Georgia is going to be launched soon but had to be postponed due to the recent events in Tbillisi. “Rose Garden” is an interactive map of Tbilisi with narrations of members of the Transgender Community in Tbilisi.

+++ Mareike just recorded another audio feature in German: Wolken über Wuppertal – Audio Feature der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, des INKOTA-netzwerk und PAN Germany zum Thema Doppelstandards im internationalen Handel mit Pestiziden und Pestizidwirkstoffen.

She also contributed to the English version

+++ In February 2021, Mareike recorded the part of the seafarer for Nadja Abt’s radioplay “Mutiny on the Bivalvia” commissioned by Pogo Bar / KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. You can find more information about the project here.

Nadja Abt, Mutiny on the Bivalvia – Interview with a Seafarer, 2021; Courtesy the artist

+++ Two SIGNA performances Mareike has been part of have been voted the “most important theatre performances of the last decade” by critics in the theatre magazine “Theater Heute”:

“Schwarze Augen Maria” at Schauspielhaus Hamburg 2013

“Das halbe Leid” Schauspielhaus Hamburg 2017 +++

Processed with MOLDIV
Processed with MOLDIV

+++ In summer 2020 Mareike recorded the English and German version of  “False Promises” – an audio feature by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and INKOTA-netzwerk about the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

You can listen to the English version here  (part: Lena) and for the German version click here (part: Erzählerin)

+++ here are some photos of Mareike from the last SIGNA performance Det Åbne Hjerte (The Open Heart) at Århus Festuge 2019 +++

+++ Due to the Corona crisis Mareike’s upcoming performances and community art projects have been cancelled until further notice. Updates about new dates will follow as soon as the situation will be clearer. Mareike send greetings from isolation in Berlin. Until then stay healthy and best wishes! +++

+++ Here is an interview of Mareike talking about the Sound Walk:

+++ From November 2019 Mareike will be working on a Sound Walk through Tbilisi based on stories of members of the transgender community +++

+++ From September 2019, Mareike will be performing in SIGNA’s “Det Åbne Hjerte” (The Open Heart) during the Århus Festuge. More information here +++

Das halbe Leid ©Goldmann/SIGNA, 2018 — a Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg
Das halbe Leid ©Goldmann/SIGNA, 2018 — Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg


March 2019

The performance “Night and Day” directed by Mareike Wenzel was performed at Politika Tbilisi. The performance was the continuation of Mareike’s work with WISG and members of the transgender community Tbilisi. For more than half a year Mareike had been working with a group of transgender people and devising a play with them, telling their stories through characters of Greek mythology. More to follow soon


Autumn 2018

Mareike’s theatre company აიწონა-დაიწონა premiered its first own play – “თამაში”. The performance will tour DVV International’s regional centers in Georgia. In December “Night and Day” a devised performance directed by Mareike in collaboration with WISG will be premiered at “Success Bar” Tbilisi.


Spring 2018

Mareike is currently giving theatre in education workshops for teachers in Georgia. She is also working on a new children’s play with her company აიწონა-დაიწონა which will be toured through Georgia in autumn and winter 2018. Additionally she is working on a performance piece for the Georgian Women’s rights organisation WISG and is conducting theatre workshops for DVV International Georgia.


January 2018

Mareike has joined SIGNA again as guest star for the performance “Das Halbe Leid” at Schauspielhaus Hamburg, where she played the part of Bauchstech-Anna

Das halbe Leid ©Goldmann/SIGNA, 2018 – Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg


March 2017

Mareike has founded the children’s theatre company აიწონა დაიწონა (AITSONA DAITSONA) in Tbilisi, Georgia and is currently touring two adaptations of plays by Volker Ludwig (GRIPS Theater Berlin) through Georgia. For more information see აიწონა-დაიწონა.


December 2015

Mareike just returned from Georgia, where she had developed her performance project “PLAY” for the 2nd Tbilisi Triennial

Aim of the project was to revive the old theatre in the Georgian village of Machkhaani and to create a self-organized cultural space for the people of the village.

PLAY Machkhaani (c) Mareike Wenzel 2015, photo: Mariam Gabrichidze
PLAY Machkhaani (c) Mareike Wenzel 2015, photo: Mariam Gabrichidze

With kind support of:



Mareike and New Collective from Tbilisi have been invited to show their performance WELCOME at FLARE15 Festival in Manchester this July. Unfortunately, the British Embassy is denying to grant the Georgian participants the visa to enter the UK. Here is the story so far: What happens when you try to do a performance about migration in an EU country, with most members of the ensemble coming from outside EU

WELCOME (c)New Collective2015


The website to „A Supra of Her Own“ is now online, click here

Die Website zur Ausstellung und Performance “A Supra of her Own” ist jetzt online                     Hier geht es zur Website.

(c)A Supra Of Her Own; photo: Nini Alavidze 2014
(c)A Supra Of Her Own; photo: Nini Alavidze 2014


Till 14/12/2014 Mareike is playing Dr. Lizzibeta Wächter in the new SIGNA performance “Ventestedet” at Republique Theater in Copenhagen. Premiere: 23/10/2014.

Bis zum 14.12.2014 spielt Mareike Dr. Lizzibeta Wächter in der neuen SIGNA Performance “Ventestedet” am Republique Theater in Kopenhagen, Premiere: 23.10.2014.

(c) SIGNA, Germania Song, Central Theater Leipzig, 2009
(c) SIGNA, Germania Song, Central Theater Leipzig, 2009


An article on domestic violence with photos of Mareike’s performance “Supra of Her Own”.

Ein Artikel zum Thema häusliche Gewalt mit Fotos von Mareikes Performance “A Supra of Her Own”.


In August Mareike’s performance “Urban Street Food Dinner Club” will take place at different public places in Berlin, more information here.

Im August findet Mareikes “Urban Street Food Dinner Club” an verschiedenen Orten in Berlin statt, Informationen hier.


June 2014

Solo-Performance for the exhibition “A Supra Of Her Own” at Gallery Nectar, Tbilisi/Georgia.

Solo-Performance im Rahmen der Ausstellung “A Supra Of Her Own” Gallery Nectar, Tiflis/Georgien.


In June Mareike was guest lecturer at Centre for Contemporary Art Tbilisi. Following a workshop with students, we deviced the workshop performance “Three Sisters – The Leaving Party”.

Im Juni war Mareike Gast Dozentin im Centre for Contemporary Art Tbilisi. Nachdem Workshop mit Studenten entstand die Workshop Performance “Three Sisters – The Leaving Party”.

Three Sisters - The Leaving Party
Three Sisters – The Leaving Party



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