Katja Sonnemann is based in Berlin since 1998. She is the initiator and director of the Akademie for Performing Arts Producers and works as a freelance producer, lecturer, mentor, consultant. She was head of artistic planning at Schaubühne and Gorki Theatre in Berlin and head of artistic production for Theater der Welt Festival 2005 in Stuttgart. Since 2010, she works freelance in the independent performing arts and is involved in various national and international networks. She holds workshops and seminars at Universities and other organisations in the performing arts and mentors artists and companies in different countries, especially on forms of cooperation, international collaboration and the formation of networks. She likes to be a thinking companion and questionartist.