Uta Plate is a theatre maker, lecturer, director. After studying applied cultural sciences (University of Hildesheim), her publication “FREMD BLEIBEN” on intercultural theatre work was published. From 1999-2014 she was head theatre pedagogue at the Schaubühne Berlin. Since 2014, Uta Plate has been working internationally as a freelance director and lecturer. Her main focus is: intergenerational projects (“LEBEN LÜGEN STERBEN”, Theater Neumarkt, Switzerland, 2014, film: “WIR SIND GESTERN HEUTE MORGEN”, Theater Strahl. Berlin, 2020) Work with socially disadvantaged groups (Theatre in Jail, New Zealand, 2016), site specific projects (“A WAY”, Aarhus, Denmark, 2016), documentary theatre (“YOUTH MEMORY”, Deutsches Theater Berlin 2015 / “HIER.STEH.ICH.”, Deutsches Theater Berlin, 2017 / “30.nach.89. .”, Deutsches Theater Berlin, 2019), projects with young people (“GET UP STAND UP”, Bürgerbühne Dresden, 2017), theatre work with refugees and locals (“SERVUS SALAM”, Residenztheater Munich, 2017), Bürger:innentheater projects (“SCHÖNE NEUE WELT: FAMILIE 2.0”, Schauspielhaus Graz, Austria, 2019, “LA MÜDADA”, Theater Chur, Switzerland, 2020). She also teaches as a lecturer at the universities of Berlin, Gießen, Hildesheim, Hanover, Copenhagen (Denmark) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).
Lukas Rickli works as a pianist in the field of contemporary music, improvisation and theatre music. Lukas Rickli is a founding member of the Zurich “Kukuruz Klavierquartett” (performances at the “documenta 14” in Athens, among others). In the theatre world he is active both in the independent scene (e.g. with Boris Nikitin at the Vienna Festival) and at the municipal theatre (e.g. in Chur: “LA MÜDADA” (2020) with Uta Plate, in Zurich “PIANOFORTE” with Ruedi Häusermann). Lukas Rickli studied piano with Jean-Jacques Dünki as his main subject and free improvisation with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin as his minor subject at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. He received composition lessons from Jakob Ullmann. He lives with his family in Basel.
Duri Collenberg studied piano at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) in the class of Hans-Jürg Strub and composition with Mathias Steinauer. He completed his piano studies in summer 2010 and studied composition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Willem Jeths and Wim Henderickx from 2011 to 2015. At Theater Chur he was engaged as musical director/composer for two productions: “LA MÜDADA” (premiere 01.10.2020) and “NOTLÖSUNG” (2014). With the artist trio “frölicher | bietenhader | collenberg” he regularly occupies places of the most diverse kind – a reservoir, a silo, a Bergell residential palace, etc. – in closely interwoven image/sound installations. He is a founding member of the “Kukuruz Piano Quartet”, a group for experimental concert and theatre music that maintains an active concert schedule at home and abroad – both in and deliberately alongside the tried and tested temples of high culture. The quartet has performed in productions with directors Ruedi Häusermann (“PIANOFORTE”) and Boris Nikitin (“24 PICTURES PER SECOND”) on various European theatre stages.