satellit produktion is an independent performing arts collective. In its projects satellit produktion deals with current political and social topics, which are interpreted and reimagined for the stage. The starting point for a new project is always a certain event or a personal question. This initial focus is explored with extensive literary and personal research. Elements from different arts are combined with content from the fields of political science and sociology. The material used in the projects is continually changing and is never complete. satellit produktion generates personal viewpoints on topics that previously seemed distant. For the collective the stage is a satellite.

Ana Zirner

Ana Zirner studied political science and Islamic studies first, and then went to the film academy in Berlin to study directing (2005 - 2008). After that she received her masters in theatre directing at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at RESAD in Madrid (2008 - 2012).

For the production "spring und hope" she received the "Folkwang Award in Permorming Arts“ for directing. The production was invited to a number of international festivals and has been presented at "Körber Studio Junge Regie 2012" at Thalia Theater in Hamburg. 

Ana Zirner is an active member of the international directors network INSTED and satellit produktion is a member of IETM. In 2014 Ana Zirner worked as the artistic assistant and manager of Johan Simons, the Artistic Director, at Münchner Kammerspiele. In 2016 she was a fellow at the International Forum of Theatertreffen Berlin.

Martina Missel

Martina Missel studied German phililogy and theatre science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

She has worked as assistant director and dramaturg at the Staatstheater Vorpommern, at the Schauspielhaus Zürich and at the Burgtheater in Vienna.

In 2009 she founded the open stage "Ludwig und Kunst" and in 2011 she directed her own play  "Die Gottesanbeter" at the studio stage of the theatre science department in Munich.

In 2013 she founded the independent collective KunstKonstrukt and directed Martin Crimps play "Attempts on her life" at Kafehaus Karameel, aswell as the concert reading „The White Rose and the resistance movement“ at the main auditorium of the LMU.

Since „spring and hope“ in 2012 she is a member of satellit produktion.

David Russo - choreography and concepts

David Russo graduated from John Cranko Ballet Academy in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1998. From 1998 until 2000 he was a soloist of the State Theater of Saarbruecken (Germany). For the next 5 years he joined the company Ballet Theater Munich (Germany). In July 2005 he started his freelancing career as a dancer and choreographer on an international level.

From September 2007 until August 2010 he was engaged as soloist member again in Munich for TTM (TanzTheaterMünchen) and at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz.

In September of 2010 he began his teaching position at the Ballet Academy in Munich as a ballet and contemporary dance teacher.

Between 2010 and 2014 he was part of several dance and theater projects in the independent scene as a choreographer and performer such as “Don’t panic”, “Playground” (Cie. Prototype Status) and “Im_puls” and choreographed for the Birgit Keil Foundation at the Ballet Academy of the University for Music and Performing Arts of Mannheim (Germany), for the resident dance company of the Theater in Ulm and for the Ballet Philippines in the CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) of Manila.

Since 2012 he is a member of satellit produktion.

Florina Vilgertshofer

Florina Vilgertshofer studied theatre science and art history at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

In 2012/2013 she studied abroad at the University of Kent in Great Britain. There she was able to make practical experiences with theatre in English.

Before and during her studies she has gained insight into film- and TV producions through internships.

Since 2011 she has been working on several theatre productions at the studio stage of the Institute as well as with the Theatre Academy August Everding.

In December of 2013 she finished her bachelor thesis on the perspectives of intercultural youth theatre.

Since „brothers in arms“ she is the production manager of satellit produktion.

satellit produktion collaborates with different artists from the fields of theatre, dance, performance, set-design, music and videoart. The core of the collective is composed of the followong people.