Claudia Jessat, owner, director of German courses & productions
Before joining UBI Theatre I studied Cultural Pedagogy at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences and specialised in Theatre in Education (TiE). My thing has always been to use theatre in social and learning contexts.
Before university I gained a decent bit of acting experience – I was in a lot of plays with different companies and theatres in Leipzig. After uni I started doing more work in TiE with social groups.
To me, (running) UBI Theatre is about creating a home and a safe environment for our participants.
What I love most about my job is that theatre can teach people to overcome their own limitations and to be open and get out of their own skin and try things they’ve never done before. I love watching them become new, stronger, often happier and definitely more creatively satisfied people because of our courses.