The next generation of TYA artists...
...is ready to take responsibility.
Julia Dina Hesse (*1981) has been on the board of ASSITEJ Germany for more than six years and was elected vice president in 2018.
As the artistic director of the Junges Theater Muenster she hosted festivals and international guest artists. As a professional in communication and an expert in music theatre, she worked at the National Theater in Mannheim. As a freelance director and dramaturg she has worked and traveled internationally. As a researcher her focus is on sustainability and the role TYA can play in initiating and facilitating change. As an activist she fights for children's rights, good working conditions in the arts and the performing arts as an accessible utopia for everyone.
Feel free to contact Julia if you wish to start a dialogue with her.Julia is fluent in German, English and French.
"I believe in the importance of TYA and its global activities to support and strengthen every young person’s right to culture, arts and education no matter where they are born. Both, young audiences and their artists, need a strong and efficient network that gives them a voice and clearly articulates their needs and interests.
Having been a member in several professional networks, festival and award juries as well as political committees, I quickly familiarize myself with new topics and I am used to productive working structures and collective decision making and I love to brainstorm “outside the box”.
I believe in the power of (fair) cooperation instead of competition. Our audiences and our art profit most when theatre makers from all continents and places – mega cities to villages – and various artistic languages exchange and learn from each other. The EC can help find the common ground in all our individual tasks and struggles in order to develop strategies for shared artistic endeavors and cultural policies. I would love to be part of this empowering network and to contribute to a sustainable future for TYA as a change agent in transformational processes all over the world."