Johanna Castell

Porträtfoto von Johanna Castell
c – Daniela Müller-Brunke

Johanna Castell, born in 1985, lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt. From 2005 to 2011 she studied Applied Theater Studies in Gießen. In 2009, she directed and organized the “Diskurs – Festival for Young Performing Arts” together with Verena Billinger, Stine Hertel and Johanna Seitz. As a theater director, she develops her own performances, which are regularly shown in Hamburg and Berlin. Her performance “Analog Avatar” was awarded the Jury Prize of the “100-Grad Festival” in Berlin. Together with director Elise Bernstorff, she co-developed and performed the lecture performance “Bitte kommen Sie pünktlich”, which was awarded the Gießen Performing Science Prize. Together with actress Johanna Gagern, she co-directed a series of cultural projects for school classes as part of the Berlinale Generation. As a set designer, she has worked on various film projects by students of the dffb. Together with visual artist Rosalie Schweiker, she has developed immersive installations in various contexts, including the Fleetstreet Residency and at the Goethe-Institut in Finland. Johanna Castell is a mother of four and gives workshops and lectures on the compatibility of theater and care work, e.g. at the 2018 Industry Get-Together of the Performing Arts Program Berlin.

Work History

Concept and Direction

  • PremièreResidency

ANALOG AVATARJohanna Castell

Fleetstreet Hamburg Germany
Sophiensaele Berlin Germany


Winner, Jury Prize of the 100° Festival Berlin 2013

Idea, Concept, Room

  • InstallationResidency

239,4 m3Johanna Castell

Fleetstreet Hamburg Germany

Concept and Organisation

  • Festival

Diskurs FestivalVerena Billinger, Johanna Castell, Stine Hertel, Johanna Seitz

Diskurs Festival Gießen Germany
Diskurs Festival Logo 2009


  • Première

Bitte kommen Sie pünktlich!Elise Bernstorff

Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität Gießen Germany
Johanna Castell
Johanna Castell