Mariana Senne, born in São Paulo, Brazil, is a Berlin-based theatre maker and performer whose current work explores intercultural theatrical practices and develops new forms of staging, with a focus on feminist topics. As a performer, she works with collectives and directors, especially from the independent scene, including Claudia Bosse/ Theater Combinat (Berlin/Vienna), Andcompany&Co (Berlin), Swoosh Lieu (Frankfurt), Luise Meier/Chitian Filips (Berlin), SchmiM/Adamczak (Berlin), Joachim Robbrecht & De Warme Winkel Groupe (Amsterdam), Jan Brokof (Berlin), Friendly Fire (Leipzig) and Karin Beier (Hamburg).
She graduated from the Master’s programme “Das Theatre” (formerly “Dasarts”) at the University of the Arts in Amsterdam, where she developed her last project “I love you but I need to kill you now”, in June 2021. This year, she was awarded by the Recherche Stipendium (Fonds Darstellende Künste #takeheart) and was able to develop further her punk&carnival aesthetics. She likes to work with connections between personal experiences and larger socio-political structures, using the body as the first engine.
Since 2022, she has been collaborating with director Rodrigo Batista on the Kidnapped project, where together they have been able to revive a way of creating, similar to the way of producing group theater in São Paulo, where Mariana worked with Cia. São Jorge de Variedades and Rodrigo Batista led the PH2 collective.