Grete Pagan


After graduating from school and a year of various internships, I was an assistant director at JES from 2004 to 2007, after which I studied acting direction at Theaterakademie Hamburg. In 2018 I completed further education in theatre and music management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.


I have been working as a freelance director in theatre for young audiences since 2010. In addition to JES, I have directed at Staatstheater Mainz, GRIPS Theater Berlin, moks junges theatre Bremen, jungen LTT Tübingen, and at Schauburg Munich, among others. Since 2010 I have also been working as a translator of theatre texts from English into German. Since summer 2019, I have been a member of the board of trustees of the Landesverband der Kunstschulen Baden-Württemberg (State Association of Art Schools Baden-Württemberg).


As a freelance director, I have staged “Die besten Beerdigungen der Welt”, “Die Abenteuer des starken Wanja”, “Unsere große Welt”, “Die Bademattenrepublik” and “Unbändig” at JES. From 2014 to 2022 I was also one of the organisational and production managers of Bright View. I have been the artistic director of JES since the 2022/23 season.