[she/her] Director, activist, artist
Angelika Zacek studied directing at the ERNST BUSCH Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin. For 12 years she has been working as a freelance director at theaters such as the Staatstheater Cottbus, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Volkstheater Rostock and Mainfrankentheater in Würzburg. Her production AMPHITRYON was decisive for the award of the Würzburg theater for "Courageous theater work" at the Bavarian Theater Days 2011. In 2018, THEATER HEUTE nominated her as the best young artist in the critics' survey HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON.
In 2017 she and her colleagues founded the association PRO QUOTE BÜHNE e.V. and, as chairwoman of the board, she fights for gender equality, diversity, modern management techniques and corporate culture at German theaters. As an expert, she is asked for various specialist committees, discussions and interviews at the political federal and state level. Her focus on feminism and breaking up stereotypes is also reflected in her artistic work, and is enriched by her growing awareness due to her political engagement.