My name is Silas Neumann. I am a maker, tracer and companion in the field of theatre. I am exploring artistic ways of researching and creative ways of documentation. In my practice I am working with the personal as an approach to inquire into bigger subjects.


Personal Information:


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Name:
Silas Neumann (male)

Date of birth:
14 Oktober 1982

Place of birth:
Steinheim (Germany)

Address:
Van der Laenstraat 21,
8012 TA Zwolle
The Netherlands

Family status:
unmarried

Profession:
Theatremaker


Education:


2017 – 2019
ArtEZ – school of Arts, Master of Theatre Practice,
Graduated in 2019.

2009 – 2014
ArtEZ – school of Arts, Bachelor of Theatre and Education,
Graduated in 2014.

2005 – 2008
University of  Hildesheim, Cultural Sciences,
stopped in 2008.

2003 – 2004
FSJK (Voluntary Year in the Culture) Landestheater Detmold

1993 – 2003
Gymnasium Leopoldinum, Detmold


Work Experience


Directing/Making

De Kleine Vrede
Theatergroep De Jonge Honden, 2019

Heimat 3,06
Exhibited at Switch Art Project, 2019

Werktuig (8+), PNTheater
S.Neumann, J.Peters, 2019

Heem, Stadsfestival Zwolle
S.Neumann, S.Mols, 2019

How did we get here
S.Neumann, 2019

Babel, WBVF Zwolle
S.Neumann, S.Mols, 2018

40/45, Puppet International Festival
S.Neumann, J. Eijkenboom, 2016.

Free Moresnet, Stadsfestival Zwolle
S.Neumann, 2016.

Werktuig, 2Scoremusictheatre – pilot
S.Neumann, W.Meijer, 2015.

Vechten tegen WindmolensStadsfestival Zwolle
S.Neumann, Stichting Stadsfestival , 2014.

Omdat de Koning zeiOverhetIJ festival
S.Neumann, 2014. OverhetIJ-festival, Amsterdam.

I/M Redux, Stadsfestival Zwolle
N. LaBute, S.Neumann, 2013.
Rabobank ‘jong talent’ award.

Young Professionals programma,
Theaterfestival Oerol/OverhetIJ, 
2013.

Waar waren we gebleven, Theater Na de Dam
S.Neumann, 2013

Kleine Mensen in een grote wereld, Stadsfestival Zwolle en ArtEZ
A. Den Doolaard, 2012


Directing youth


TheaterYoungOnes
Hoeveel dagen nog, 2015.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, 2015.
Exit Alaska, 2014.

Prins te Paard
New letters to home, 2016
German and Dutch Youthproject about the refugeecrisis.
The Flight, 2015.
German and Dutch Youthproject about the 2nd WW

Jeugdtheaterschool Gouda
Je kan de heuvels zien, 
partly, 2013.

Noord Nederlands Toneel
Hamlet ‘Dichterbij’, 2012


Assistant Directing


Connected, Landestheater Detmold
Peter Förster, 2004.

Nachtasyl, Landestheater Detmold
Joachim Ruczynski, Maxim Gorki,  2004


Acting – experiences:       

YearPerformanceCompany / Festival
2018-
2019
Werktuig (8+)PNTheater
201640 – 45Puppet International
2016Free MoresnetStadsfestival Zwolle
2016(Ge)strandKnalland
2015-
2019
De Drakentemmer (6+)Productiehuis Valentijn
2015Agora PhobiaTheater Gajes
2014Feestje voor BasCTF, TG EVA
2014Omdat de Koning
zei…
Over het IJ
2013BiebiebRobbert van der Horst, Lowlands
2012-
2013
Waar waren we
gebleven
Theater Na de Dam
2012P.O.V.Robbert van der Horst, Lowlands
2012OKKOProductiehuis Oost Nederland
2006-
2009
Van de frisseGrowing up in Public
2007Warten auf GodotMarianna Salzmann
2007HamletGrowing up in Public i.s.m.
Schlachthof Bremen
2006Electronic City Universität Hildesheim
2005Die Jungen LeuteGrowing up in Public i.s.m.
Schlachthof Bremen
2005OosterburenOerol Atelier


Teaching-experiences:


Primary School Johan De Witt, Utrecht
Drama teacher, 2016

Quintus College Kampen (mbo)
Projectcoach, Presentation, 2014 – 2015.

Theatereducatie Nederland
Workshops (oa. Slapstick, Lipdub, Locatietheater), 2013 – now

Teaching European Workshops:

Prins te Paard and Kulturfabrik Löseke Hildesheim,
Documentary Theatre for Youngsters, 2015.

Associació Casa de Joventut d’Aielo de Malferit, Spain.
Tin.Bra Grupo de Teatro infantil de Braga, Portugal.
Junges Schuapielhaus Düsseldorf, Deutschland.

Take Your stage, Young European Theatre, 2013.


Languages:               

German (first language)
Dutch (fluently)
English (fluently)

Driving license:                    B