Bio

Eva von Schweinitz, born in Germany, is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary theater- and filmmaker who creates work in devised, experimental, and highly collaborative contexts, employing research and biographical material, often engaging site-specific and interactive or participatory elements. Fascinated with how we build our realities around us, and playing with the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, she strives to reconfigure the audience's perception of what seems familiar, revealing our world as constructed, and therefore changeable.

Eva holds a BA in Film from International Filmschool Cologne and an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College. Her films and performances have been presented internationally, including screenings at Tribeca Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, and performances at festivals in New York, Germany, France, Belgium and Luxemburg. She has presented her work and related research in the form of workshops and lectures at Cologne Game Lab, The Office for Creative Research, and the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and others. As a video and sound designer she has collaborated on various theater productions at venues such as The Public, New York Theatre Workshop, Abrons Arts Center, The Wild Project, The Brick, The Tank, and others. She was the associate video designer for ERS’s Arguendo which won the OBIE Award for Outstanding Projection Design 2014. Eva is a founding member of the German theater collective pulk fiktion, with whom she creates contemporary theatrical experiences for young audiences and adults, and which was awarded the George Tabori Advancement Award 2016. She is also a member of Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) and the NYC Cinefemme Directors Collective.


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