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Actress, filmmaker, Berliner

Shoot and play!

In visions of the night, like dropping rain,
Descend the many memories of pain
Before the spirit's sight: through tears and dole
Comes wisdom o'er the unwilling soul--

- The Oresteia - Aeschylus


Actress, friend, soundrecordist, barkeeper, filmmaker, teacher, student, animal, editor, cultural advisor, meditator, fighter, spectator, traveler, searcher...

Josephine Fabian was born in 1983 in a small Thuringian town called Meiningen. At that time her parents Heidi and Jo Fabian were working in their first engagement as actors in the Meininger theater. Briefly after the wall came down the family moved to Berlin. Raised as a theater child Josephine grew up with her fathers theater. She played her first part in one of his pieces called 'The last dancing Communist of Prenzlauer Berg' at the age of nine and joined the youth theater group P14 of the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz at the age of 15, where she worked under the direction of Milan Peschel, Sebastian Mauksch, Philipp Guhr, Josephine Ehlert, Christian Valerius und Mira Hildebrandt. During that time (1998-2003) she also performed in Dimiter Gottscheffs piece 'Kampf des Negers und der Hunde' and 'Apparat Berlin' by Helgert Haug and Daniel Wetzel at the same theater and with the group Ex-Deffekt in the Palast der Republik. She worked as a puppeteer with the group 'Pappenheimer', as an intern at the Komische Oper Berlin and assistant for an installation of her father and gathered the first film expiriences in 'School trip' by Henner Winkler and 'Ich' by Robert Thalheim.
2005 she moved to Hannover to start her acting studies at the College of Musik and Theater Hannover where she graduated from in 2009. During her time in Hannover she played in 'Peer Gynt' by Marco Storman und 'Tintenblut' directed by Thomas Birkmeier at the Schauspiel Hannover, 'Heiser Geschwiegen' by Romy Weyrauch in Hildesheim and 'Sara Sani darf nicht sterben' by Sebastian Mauksch, Daniel Wetzel und Johannes Kraak at Ballhaus Ost Berlin. In the summer of 2009 she performened in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' directed by H.D. Jendreyko and started her first engagement at the theater of Meiningen. It was a coincidence that led her back to the town where she was born in order to pursue an very similar path to the one of her parents. She stayed there for three years working with directors like Jan Steinbach, Titus Georgi, Ansgar Haag, Dominik Horrwitz, Winfried Glatzeder, Thomas Lange, Peter Bernhardt, Matthias Kniesbeck, Jens Pesel und Carsten Kochan and received 2012 an award as the best young talent from the friends' association of the theater. In the summer of 2012 she left the theater to travel for four month around India and to work and live for ten month in Australia where she attended several film courses at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, worked as assistant for the La Mama production 'The good person of Sezuan' and as language assistant in a private school as well as a stable help and tour guide at Bogong horse back adventures. Since November 2013 she is back in Berlin working as a freelance actress and filmmaker. Since then, she performened in 'Bling Bling' by Sebastian Mauksch and Johannes Kraak, 'Spiel des Lebens' and 'Monypolo' by Prinzip Gonzo, 'Fatzer' by Futur Konjunktiv and 'Noli Timere' by Anita Duron and worked as a personal assistant for Cate Shortland and as sound recordist on several movie projects.

Berlin, Germany
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