Ekaterina „Katja“ Ladynskaya was born in St. Petersburg 1994. She is a theater director, writer, artist and performer. She is also a political activist and a part of an oppositional Russian against-war-movement. Her works were shown in Munich, Nuremberg, Baden-Baden, Fürth, Bremerhaven, Stuttgart and Regensburg.
She published her first poetry book „25 часов в сутки“ (“25 hours a day“) in 2010.
At the age of 16, Katja moved to Germany to study Business Economy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and four years later she became a bachelor.
In parallel with her studies she worked as an assistant director at Galli Theatre Amalienpassage in Munich. She also studied acting, took part in several children's plays and conducted improvisation courses for children.
She was the author and the actress in her one-woman-shows “Der Spiegel” (“The Mirror”), which was premiered in 2013, and “(UN)BEWUSST“ (“(UN)CONSCIOUS”), with premiere in 2016. Both projects were premiered at Galli Theater Amalienpassage.
At that time Katja was also a member of LMU English Drama Group, being an assistant director in several plays including "August: Osage County" (Direction: Azeret Koua).
Katja studied theatre direction at August Everding Theatre Academy in Munich. In 2015 she directed a play “Dekalog IV”. She also took part in several drama- and opera direction workshops with Carl Hegemann, Andreas Homoki and Sebastian Baumgarten.
In 2016 Katja worked as a second assistant director in Anton Tchekhov's play “Iwanow” at Residenztheater in Munich (Direction: Martin Kušej). She also wrote a song for this play.
Katja although has been studying theatre direction at the Academy of Performing Arts in Regensburg. At the time of studies she directed a play “Judas” written by Lot Vekemans, made two short films and made several direction assistances. In 2018 she took part in a theatre-pedagogic project at a Children's Cancer Clinic in Regensburg.
She also directed an overheadprojector-performance „Projections of Lulu“; a comedy „The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)“ indoor and outdoor in the cooperation with the children protection home in Regensburg; and a children’s play „Cinderellas Shoes“.
In 2017 Katja took part in the project „Gratwanderung“ with a painting and a verse of hers. Her works were exhibited at St. Klara Art Gallery in Regensburg.
Since 2020 she is working as a theatre director, writer and performer.
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