“From 2004 to 2012, as a member of the Foundation’s Board, I was responsible for the decisions concerning the contributions from the fields of dance, theater and performance art in Switzerland. It was very important to me to promote innovative, young artists who often did not qualify yet for support from the city and canton. The Foundation’s contribution was able to attract the attention of public institutions. The contribution was not only in financial terms: we held intensive discussions with the artists, opened our professional network for them and promoted interdisciplinary approaches on both sides of the “Röschtigraben” and beyond. We were involved in long-term partnerships with specific goals that were jointly defined and evaluated in a productive dialogue. We developed a symbolic added value: précisément et précieux.”
Maren Rieger (M.A.) combines the theory and practice of theater as a lecturer at the Universities of the Arts in Bern and Zurich, as a freelance dramaturge and curator and as an expert in the performative arts on committees and juries in Switzerland and Germany. From 1999-2004 she was head dramaturge at Theater Neumarkt in Zurich: In addition to designing the program and promoting young authors, she was also responsible for the conception and organization of interdisciplinary series with scientists, visual artists and performers.
1997 to 1999 freelance research on experimental theater forms and performance art, for example with the “Forced Entertainment” in Sheffield.
1993-1997 Schauspiel Staatstheater Stuttgart and then 1989-1993 at the Freiburg Theater in permanent engagement.
1988 – 1994 co-founder of the Feminist Archive Freiburg (D), co-founder of ” Wüste Alma – Initiative für feministischen Wissensdurst und Tatendrang “.