Sezin Onay


I was born in Goslar in 1988. After graduating from high school, I studied performing arts and German language and literature at the Leibniz University in Hanover and attended seminars at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts and the University of Hildesheim.


From the beginning of my studies I took part in various projects of the youth section of Schauspiel Hannover. Among others, I acted in productions by the director Nurkan Erpulat, Marco Štorman and the theatre and performance collective “andcompany&Co”. I interned in theatre pedagogy under the direction of Barbara Kantel and developed my own theatre performances together with people of different backgrounds within the transcultural, intergenerational theatre group “Türkisch-Deutsches-Theater” (TDT) of the Theaterhaus Hildesheim. Both during and after my studies, I worked as a freelance theatre pedagogue and led theatre projects with children and young people at Junges Schauspiel Hannover, in youth centres, child and youth counselling centres and associations for intercultural communication, migration and refugee work.


Since the 2016/2017 season, I have been working permanently as a theatre pedagogue at Junges Ensemble Stuttgart. Here I work, among other things, in the day-care centre language support project and am responsible for the clubs “Club Kültür” and “Queertown”.