© EXISTENCE THEATRE ENSEMBLE founded by bello benischauer

The ENSEMBLE connects the artistic and extraordinary qualities of individual artists, who were ambitiously involved in previous AIP projects. In the Existence Theatre’s international context, we create the possibility for more dedicated and challenging productions, taking the EXISTENCE THEATRE to the next level. It is our pleasure to introduce the following Ensemble members:

Elias Franz Benischauer | Performer – born in Subiaco/Australia 2004, living in Fremantle/Australia, school student, involved in various ART IN PROCESS activities since a young age.

Vena Naskrecka | Performer – born in Czestochowa, Poland 1986, living in Cork, Ireland, currently student of MA Art & Process at the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork Institute of Technology, in 2011 graduated BA of Fine Arts in Hanze University Groningen- University of Applied Sciences- Academy Minerva in The Netherlands, independent artist (performance art, installation, sculpture, video), ceramics artist, researcher, traveler.

Patrick-Tagoe Turkson | Performer – born in Winneba/Ghana. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi: MFA in Painting – College of Art. He combines drawing, painting, assemblage, installation, sculpture video and performance and regenerates with ancient Asafo Flag Art concepts a superb sense of colour form and content.

Heide Riel | Performer – born in St.Pölten/Austria, 1970, living in Vienna/Austria, Occupational Therapist (Pediatrics), contemporary dance, african dance and dance theatre, international performances.

Soramaru Takayama | Poet – born in Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan in 1979 – Master of Arts in Philosophy. From 2007 he travelled the world for 4 1/2 years. His first poetry book “Tsuki To Buranko” was published in Spring 2014. He is a Vegan and enjoys living in Canada.

Sabine Wutschek | Performer – born 1964 in Austria, living in Vienna, Improvisation Performer and Choreographer. Her gift to the world is named relax-appeal.

Franz Sramek | Performer – born and living in Vienna/Austria, 1957, performer, dance, improvisation, photography, video, sound. Since 2002 I’m going slow: aka frantschesko = slow man walking = SlowForward.

Lydia Ronge | Performer – born in Austria (South-Burgenland), lives near Krems in Lower Austria, studied in Vienna: teacher training in Psychology, Philosophy and Theology, two children

Barbara Steiner | Performer – born 1967 in Austria (Vienna), lives in Langenlois (Lower Austria), works as an architectural drafter, mother of three children 

elisabeth m eitelberger | Dramaturgy – born in Linz/Austria 1974, living in Fremantle/Australia – Master of Arts in Philosophy, studied Philosophy, Theatre and Art History at the University of Vienna, co-founder ART IN PROCESS, independent artist (video, installation and performance) and creative research. Mother of two.

bello benischauer | Artistic Director – born in Krems/Austria 1966, living in Fremantle/Australia – multidisciplinary artist (video, installation, creative writing and performance), co-founder ART IN PROCESS, spent more than ten years in places around the globe, exploring cultures and their individual environments. International commissions, workshops and lectures. Father of two.