Sonja Hildebrandt

Sonja Hildebrandt studied Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) and at the Université de Valenciennes, France, until 2005. During her studies, she worked as production manager for the Canadian artist couple Janet Cardiff and George B. Miller for the visual art projects "Ghost Machine" (HAU Berlin), "The 40 Part Motet" (worldwide touring), "The Murder of Crows" (Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin), among others.

From 2006 to 2012 she was engaged under the artistic director Matthias Lilienthal as assistant to the artistic director and as production manager at Hebbel am Ufer (HAU 1-3) Berlin, where she organized international guest performances and projects by Rabih Mroué, Toshiki Okada, Dries Verhoeven, Rimini Protokoll, Milo Rau, She She Pop, Gob Squad and Alvis Hermanis, among others. At the end of Matthias Lilienthal's directorship, the four-week project "The World is Not Fair - Die große Weltausstellung 2012" (The World is Not Fair - The Great World Exhibition 2012), an exhibition course on the grounds of the former Tempelhof Airport with works by visual artists, architects and directors, took place under her organizational direction.

With Roger Merguin she went to Gessnerallee Zurich in 2012 as head of production, where she worked with Forced Entertainment, Miet Warlop, El Conde de Torrefiel, Peeping Tom, Meg Stuart, Thom Luz, Boris Niktin, CapriConnection and the Neue Dringlichkeit, among others. In addition to the realization of international guest performances, Swiss co- and own productions, symposia and international festivals, she was also responsible for the disposition of the Gessnerallee Zurich, the programme budget and the acquisition of third-party funds.

Since the season 2019/2020, she has been working at the Zurich Schauspielhaus in the Touring Office in the field of touring management and international relations.