artistic directing
since Mai 2021

FAVORITEN – the theater, dance and performance festival of the independent scene in North Rhine-Westphalia – has been held every two years in Dortmund since 1985. It is one of the oldest festivals of the independent performing arts in Germany and is aimed equally at the people of the city and region as well as at a nationwide and international (professional) audience. For the 2022 and 2024 editions of the festival, Anne Mahlow, Margo Zālīte and Sina-Marie Schneller will be the artistic directors of FAVORITEN for the first time.

The next festival edition will take place from September 15-25, 2022 in Dortmund and digitally.


assistant to the artistic director Stefanie Carp

Anselm Reyle

Ariana Mnouchkine

Evelīna Deičmane

Published in Magazine

Meridith Monk

Interview in Rīgas Laiks

Michael Nyman

Rīgas Laiks

Monica Bonvicini

Selected essays

Nekas nepāriet / Mūzikas saule
Vēstule no Berlīnes / Rīgas laiks
Eiropas citādais ES / Rīgas laiks
Komentārs / Rīgas laiks
The exotic other / Rīgas laiks