promotes and realizes art and cultural projects worldwide.

bridgeworks promotes and realizes art and cultural projects worldwide.



Felix Banholzer

Felix Banholzer is a director, actor and cultural manager. He studied acting at the Stuttgart State Drama School, theater directing at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel and cultural and media management at the Hamburg University of Music and Performing Arts. He is a founding member of bridgeworks. After years as an actor he works  as a freelance director and actor with a focus on intercultural theater work since 2013.


Viola Hilbing

Viola Hilbing is cultural- and project manager. She studied cultural and media education with a focus on theater, literature and digital media as well as cultural management. Since 2006, she works in different institutions of art, culture and cultural education. Most recently, she worked as a project manager for Stiftung Mercator in the field of education, before being a consultant in the program "Cultural Agents for Creative Schools".
Apart from bridgeworks she is currently working with as a freelancer in the field of art and culture for project development and conception, coordination, moderation and strategic development.


Phaedra Pisimisi

Phaedra Pisimisi completed a professional training in contemporary dance and ballet at the Professional Dance School Despoina Gregoriadou. Since 2011 she has been living in Düsseldorf, Germany, where she worked as a performer and choreographer in various companies. Since 2015 she is the leading choreographer of Echodrama Cultural Group Athens.

Lisa Lehnen

Lisa Lehnen is a cultural manager and facilitator. She is currently writing her master's thesis on "Cultural Participation" at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She works as a project manager and lecturer in the cultural and educational sector for various non-profit organizations.
Until spring 2020, she managed locations of the HABA Digitalwerkstatt in Lippstadt and Hamm with a focus on digital education.


Simon Eifeler

Simon Eifeler is a director, entrepeneur and computer scientist. He studied theater directing at the University of Performing Arts in Ulm. He founded the »fred - Freies Ensemble Düsseldorf« in 2008. Since then he has staged 17 productions at home and abroad. Since 2015 he gives theater workshops in Europe and Africa. He is a founding member of bridgeworks.

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Patrick Waldmann

Patrick Waldmann is a freelance film director and cameraman. He studied film and television camera at the FH Dortmund and has collected his first cinematic experience as a cinematographer with directors Christoph Schlingensief, Günter Wallraff, Martin Walz and Esther Gronenborn. For many years he has been working on various documentary film formats for the broadcasters Arte and WDR, but also on scenic film projects in the form of commercials. Most recently, he was awarded the German Camera Prize in the category "Journalistic Short Format" in 2018.


Max Freytag

Max Freytag is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. In addition to his various bands, the Cologne native performs as a solo artist with instrumental piano pieces, most recently on BR television and WDR Rockpalast (together with the band Pascow).
On his current album, released by Kidnap Records/Cargo, his pieces are accompanied by contrabass and drums for the first time. With music educational projects, the studied social worker passes on his musicality to children and young people.