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Simon Labhart

Photo: Susanne Reichardt

Simon Labhart was born in Zurich in 1988 and studied acting at the Bern University of the Arts. In 2016 he completed a Master of Arts in Expanded Theatre. During his studies, Simon was engaged at theatres in Bern, Lucerne, Zurich and Constance. Since 2015 he has been producing his own film and theatre projects with his collective top ten productions, which have been shown at various festivals and independent stages in Switzerland and Germany. Since 2018, he has been a resident actor at the Junges Theater Heidelberg. He is a co-founder of the collective Neuland, which will celebrate its second premiere at Theater Heidelberg in the 22/23 season with the project »Ja klar und am Ende ist dann eh wieder der Kapitalismus schuld«. In addition to his work as an actor, he directed the Spielclub #4 (a theatre club for young people) together with Markus Strobl, which was invited to the 2022 Theatertreffen der Jugend. Simon Labhart is a member of the stage union GDBA and chairman of its local association in Heidelberg.