Lilian Seuberling, M.A.

Lilian Seuberling holds an M.A. in Theatre and Media Studies and in Education Studies from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg, 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 December 2012 and December 2016 and has been working on a doctoral thesis about bodies and movement in therapy forms that make use of theatre as a tool.

From 2011 to 2015 she completed a training in Gestalt Therapy and Coaching and offers GestaltCoaching in Berlin.

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.



  • Seuberling, Lilian: "Rahmen wechsel dich! Die Un-Freiwilligkeiten der Übertragung", In: Warstat, Matthias, Evers, Florian, Flade, Kristin, Lempa, Fabian, id., editors. Applied Theatre – Rahmen und Positionen. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2017.
  • Seuberling, Lilian, Warstat, Matthias, Evers, Florian, Flade, Kristin, Lempa, Fabian, editors. Applied Theatre – Rahmen und Positionen. Berlin: Theater der Zeit, 2017.
  • Overview article about the research project, can be found at, 12.12.2013.
  • “Die Zeit rennt!”, article published in “Gestalt Forum”, journal of the DVG (German association of Gestalt Therapy), No. 58, December 2014.



  • "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, 26.–29.3, 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.



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