Rahel Schöppenthau


born in Berlin in 1989



Trained as professional actress by Andreas Neu while member of independent ensemble Shakespeare2Go in Berlin. Acted in five theatre productions and one scenic reading, and was involved in adapting scripts and texts. Also responsible for finding venues, writing texts for the website, and taking care of costumes and props.


Bachelor of Arts in Scandinavian Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, two ERASMUS semesters at University of Helsinki (2013-2014), thesis about a Finnish drama trilogy by Mika Myllyaho.

Focus: languages Finnish and Norwegian, study of literature, political and sociological subjects, cultural fields (theatre, film, music)


Bilingual A levels (Franco-German) in Karlsruhe

Kunst und Kultur

Since 2020 mostly self-created projects


Member of the team organising the dance performance Global Water Dances Berlin


Participant in trinational workshop Eine Kritische Reise durch die Festivals BERLIN-AVIGNON (A critical journey through the festivals in Berlin and Avignon), organised by Plateforme de la jeune création franco-allemande at Féstival d'Avignon. Exchange about shows seen at the festival, focusing on reflecting on the position of the spectators in these shows and performing arts in general.


Participant in Franco-German Youth Council of Culture at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg, workshop Performing Arts. Discussing working conditions in performing arts with colleagues and writing specific recommendations for the Treaty of Aachen.


Internship at German ITI


German representative at 28TimesCinema, a programme of the EU Parliament at Venice International Film Festival, and subsequently ambassador for LUX Film Prize


German (mother tongue), English, French, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Farsi