Elena Manuel

Elena Manuel lives in Basel and has been working with and in theatre for many years. Before her studies in Romance language and German at the University of Basel, she appeared on stage as a performer at the Junges Theater Basel. She worked there with the director Matthias Mooij and the choreographers Tabea Martin and Ives Thuwis, touring Europe with the resulting works. During her studies she was a member of Die Voyeure theatre group and wrote theatre reviews and cultural articles for the daily newspaper bzbasel. She did countless hours of overtime at internships (such as at the Kaserne Basel) and later worked as a cultural journalist on the editorial staff of the bzbasel. In 2016, she became head of communication at the ROXY Theatre in Birsfelden. As part of her job, she was a member of the programme jury of the Treibstoff Theatertage Basel and worked with the communication team of the Basel Theatre Festival. Since the 2019/20 season, she has been working in the field of audience development at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and is responsible for the communication of various productions.