Patrick Oes

Patrick Oes (b. 1984 in Basel) is a drama teacher, director and performer. He studied theatre education at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). During his studies he worked as a drama teacher and performer, among others with Cindy Jänicke on About a Bird in Kampala in 2012.
Since 2013 he has realised numerous projects, including WUMMS! at the Schlachthaus Theater Bern, The Soul Project for LAB Junges Theater Zürich and Semiramis with the performance collective GeeGee Express at Tuchlaube Aarau. In 2017 he was invited to FITMO in Ouagadougou. Since 2015 he has also been part of the performance collective helium x, whose current production Das grosse Drama premiered in 2019 at the Kaserne Basel. He has run workshops and theatre projects at schools throughout Switzerland as well as drama workshops for people with mental illnesses.
In 2015 he founded a youth-club format for young refugees and local teenagers at Theater Basel. The play Finito Imperium, developed as part of this project, was invited to the youth theatre festival Jugend Theater Festival Schweiz in 2018. In 2018 and 2019 he also ran theatre courses for refugees and local young people at the Junges Theater Basel.