Miriam Ibrahim grew up in Germany and Ethiopia, began performing in high school and later graduated in 2005 from Stage School Music, Dance and Drama Hamburg. Throughout various theaters in Germany she played roles in Crucible (Theater Bonn), Hair (Theater an der Rott) and Mutter Afrika (Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg) and others.
Miriam always had a passion to teach and to create her own work. She moved to New York City in 2009 to study at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. In New York she played in Eastern Standard, Escape from Happiness, Crucible, Vestiges, Piece/Peace of Mine. In addition to her work as an actress she directed and thought for BINI e.V., Backstage Hamburg, Geminin Trust Ethiopia, Mad-Playhouse NYC, Rebel Theater Company. In 2009 she founded her own Company Label Gray and created staged readings, new plays, and artist exchange programms.
She has been assisting for John Gould Rubin in NYC; at the Herbstsalon for Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and for Armin Petras at Schauspiel Stuttgart. She finished
her studies at Freie Universität Berlin in Theater and Social-/Cultural Anthropology in the Summer of 2016. From season 17/18 to 18/19 Miriam was a residence Assistant Director of the Münchner
Kammerspiele, where she was assisting i.e. Trajal Harrell, Susanne Kennedy, Amir Reza Koohestani, Damian Rebgetz, Marta Górnicka, Lenoie Böhm and Anna Sophia Mahler. In January 2020 she showed her work "RACE ME" produced by the Münchner Kammerspiele on the topic of 'Racemaking'.
She will be starting at Theater Oberhausen as a Dramaturg and Director for season 20/21 and 21/22.
Miriam believes that Art and Theater give us the possibility of a complex perspective of the things in and outside of life, that it can unfold the unseen and the things hidden in between. The created space can make new reality happen, due the commitment of the team and the possibility to try differently.
Stückentwicklung zum Thema Rassismus
von Miriam Ibrahim und Ensemble
Schauspiel: Zeynep Bozbay, Lebo Masemola, Stefan Merki
Regie & Konzept: Miriam Ibrahim
16.01.2020 @ 20h
18.01.2020 @ 21h
19.01.2020 @ 21h
06.02.2020 @ 20h
02.02.2020 @ 20h
("MISERY, YOU BITCH!")
A Trilogy by Trajal Harrell:
"Maggie the Cat"
"The Deathbed of Katherine Dunham"
Assistant Director for Trajal Harrell: