Maria Isabel Hagen

Maria Isabel Hagen (*1987) studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen and at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavík. She graduated in 2015 with her master performance Wahrscheinlich Weinen, (Stadttheater Gießen, Frankfurt Lab, Theaterfestival Lüneburg).
She has performed in several durational and site specific performances and installations, with Eleonora Herder and Leander Rypchinsky.
She is a founding member and part of the leading team of the Brachland-Ensemble. Within a student team she has led different pop-up gallery projects in Gießen, she is involved in the organising of theatre festivals (Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel, hauptsache frei Festival of the independent theatre scene in Hamburg, diskurs festival of performing arts Gießen) and writes critics for her own Blog (, newspapers and theatre festivals (Outnow! Festival at the Schwankhalle Bremen, Treibstoff Festival Basel).
At the moment she lives and works in Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main and Erlangen as a dramaturg, director and academic.