Creative Agency for Performing Arts


Time takes the time time takes @ Espace des Arts

Guy Nader and Maria Campos will present “Time takes the time time takes” at Espace des Arts, Scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône on November 15.

Tropismes @ L’Onde Théâtre Centre d’art

Tropismes by Olivier Dubois will be presented next in L’Onde at Théâtre Centre d’art (only 50 min. from Paris!) on November 22.

Der Palast @ Volksbühne Berlin

More dates to come: “Der Palast” by Constanza Macras / DorkyPark at Volksbühne on November 29 & 30. If you have not seen it yet, make sure you catch up


PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts is the new independent office of Carmen Mehnert and Anne Schmidt based in Hamburg. They are supported by Edoardo Novelli and Nikoletta Fischer.

PLAN B mediates productions of different sizes by internationally renowned artists and creates and produces innovative projects.

PLAN B collaborates with artists according to their individual needs, from networking and distribution to the organisation and management of tours.

PLAN B focuses on internationalisation and is active in Europe and beyond.

PLAN B aims to advise and support the artists in their artistic development and to give more visibility to their work.

Carmen Mehnert

Carmen Mehnert was born in Lima, Perú, and finished her studies of Applied Theatre Science with a Master Degree at the University of Giessen, Germany. She was Head of Organization of the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg from 1994 to 1999 and Head of Organization and programme collaborator at the Festival Theaterformen of the World Expo in Hannover from 1999 to 2000. As a freelance dramaturge, she has worked from 2001 to 2006 with Sam Louwyck, Lisi Estaras, Einat Tuchman (Les Ballets C. de la B.), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Rasmus Ölme, Cristina Moura, and Akram Khan, among others. In 2003, she founded together with Constanza Macras the company “Dorkypark” and has since then been collaborating as a dramaturge in most of her pieces. From 2006 to 2008 she was dance dramaturge at the Tanztheater Ensemble of the Staatstheater Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland. From 2009 to 2018 she was Programme Director for Performing Arts at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden, Germany. Besides, she is active in jury and dramaturgical activities.

Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, was born in Munich and studied theatre, film and media at the University of Vienna. During her studies she worked at Impulstanz Festival Vienna and Sommerfestival Kampnagel among others. From 2012 to 2018 she worked as the assistant to the Programme Director for Performing Arts and from 2016 also as coordinator for the residence programme at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden.

Edoardo Novelli

Born in Italy and after completing his education in classical ballet there, Edoardo graduated from Codarts, Rotterdam dance academy in 2013. After dancing for various companies in Europe, he became in 2016/2017 ballet master and assistant to the Ballet director of the dance company at the theatre Pforzheim. He then freelanced as tour manager and production assistant for the companies Constanza Macras/Dorkypark and Federica Dauri. At the moment, besides his engagement at PLAN B Hamburg, he works for IDAGIO, a streaming service for classical music in Berlin and is attending a master program in Cultural Management at the Viadrina University in Frankfurt (Oder).

Nikoletta Fischer

Niki Fischer was born in 1982 in Hungary and obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations at the Corvinus University of Budapest. She worked between 2013 to 2017 in various productions as assistant director for Constanza Macras/DorkyPark in Berlin and was also tour manager in 2017 for the company. In 2016, she worked as production assistant in the festival "Projeto Brasil" in HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts in Dresden.