Katja Dreyer (DE/BE)
Katja Dreyer was born in Berlin, studied theatre making and acting in the Netherlands and lives in Brussels since 2004. In her own work she attempts to shed light on history and its implications by looking at the personal life of people. As a performer she has been working a.o. for Mette Ingvartsen, Mette Edvardsen, Miet Warlop, Ivana Müller, David Weber-Krebs and Superamas.
She’s a regular resident at BUDA’s workspace (rehearsing with e.g. Ingvartsen or Warlop, or working on her own piece Kroniek).
For her new prorct Ophelia comes to Brooklyn, Katja collaborates with Davis Freeman and Dolores Hulan.
Ophelia comes to Brooklyn is part of The Aunt Project. In The Aunt Project Katja confronts herself and the audience with what is left when a family member dies: memories, objects, unfinished affairs, sadness and many questions…
Ophelia comes to Brooklyn is a theatre play written by Katja’s aunt Antje Katcher. Katja inherited it when Antje died. They hardly knew each other; Antje immigrated to New York in 1967 and hardly stayed in contact with the rest of the family. She was a writer, a publisher and an activist.
This theatre play was written in 1982 in New York and has never been performed before.
During their residency at BUBDA, Katja, Davis & Dolly will dig into this text and try to reveal what Ophelia comes to Brooklyn from 1982 can tell us about today, about the past, about the writer and about ourselves.
Katja & Co will open up their studio for a first informal showing for the BUDA-compañeros on March 30th.