Bio

Eva von Schweinitz, born in Germany, is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary theater- and filmmaker who creates research-based work in devised, experimental, and highly collaborative contexts, 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 taught workshops and given lectures at the Governor's Institute on the Arts Vermont, Cologne Game Lab, International Filmschool Cologne, The Office for Creative Research, the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, and others. As projection designer, Eva has worked with Elevator Repair Service on Measure for Measure (The Public), Arguendo (Associate Designer, The Public, OBIE Award Outstanding Projection Design), and The Sound and the Fury (New York Theatre Workshop, The Public). Further video/sound design collaborations include: Sibyl Kempson, Piehole, Superhero Clubhouse, Eliza Bent, and Sarah Hughes. 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 was a member of the 2017-2018 The Civilians' R&D Group and is a 2018 Harvestworks Artist in Residence.


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