Lilian Seuberling, M.A.

Address Grunewaldstraße 35
Room 218
12165 Berlin
Telephone +49 (0) 30 838 59017

Lilian Seuberling holds an M.A. in Theatre and Media Studies and in Education Studies from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, where she also studied Darstellendes Spiel. From 2010 to 2012, she took part in the interdisciplinary project The Meaning of Writing and Painting in Biography at Friedrich Alexander Universität, where she also taught in the department of Theatre and Media Studies. Her research focuses on the performativity of the subject amidst the competing priorities of culturality, historicity and sociality. She examined some of these dynamics in her master’s thesis, focusing on discourses of health and disease.Other research areas include: the performativity of the body, gender and sexuality, the politicization of the theatre, and movement in processes of transformation. She has taken part in The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre project since 2012 and is currently working on a doctoral thesis about bodies and movement in therapy forms that make use of theatre as a tool. She has also been training as a Gestalt therapist since 2011.Since 2009, Lilian has initiated and produced several plays, educational theatre pieces, and interactive performances at the Kunstpalais Erlangen, Fraunhofer Institute, Klinikum am Europakanal, among others.In addition, she does practical work in the fields of social work and education, assisting people with disabilities and organizing sex education projects with teenagers and teachers.



  • "The Role of the Body in Processes of Transformation and Integration in Therapy Forms Using Elements of Theatre". Paper presented at the International Conference "Performance in/at the Public Sphere", June 1 – 4 2013. Tangier, Morocco.
  • “Theaterspiel als methodisches Instrument zur Körperarbeit in der Therapie”. Poster presentation presented at the German Congress for Psychosomatic Medicine, March 26 – 29 2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • “Kommunikation der Sinne”. Paper presented at the Network Meeting of Dramatherapists, 24.3.2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • “Kommunikation der Sinne- Die Bedeutung von Körper und Bewegung in theaternahen Therapie Formen”. Paper presented at the FH Ottersberg, 3.4.2014, Ottersberg, Germany.
  • "Übertragung zwischen Spiel und Ernst". Paper presented at conference "Playing Involuntarily – Shaping Subjectivity in a Theatrical Society “, July 3-4, 2015, Berlin, Germany.