Creative Team

Charles C. Urban

Director Charles C. Urban gives a pre-show speech at the Dark Monday performance of the radio play “Sorry Wrong Number” by playwright Lucille Fletcher. Photo: Uka Meissner-DeRuiz

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Charles founded New English American Theatre (Neat) in 1991 in Stuttgart. He initiated the Dark Monday series at Merlin Kulturzentrum in 2013 and the Thursday@TAO series at Theater Am Olgaeck in 2015. His many directing credits include plays by Woody Allen, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Edward Albee, Stephen King, Willy Russell, Mark Twain and Christopher Durang. As an actor he has appeared in numerous Shakespeare plays, musicals, and children’s theatre. Charles appears regularly in radio, TV and film projects and particularly enjoys Studio Voice Over work. According to the “Who is Who der Schwabenmetropole” Charles is “synonymous with English language theatre in Stuttgart.

Susanna Thielecke

Treasurer, Director and Actress Susanna Thielecke
Thielecke is writing and directing the panto production “Snow White…but not squeaky clean!” in 2016. Photo: Uka Meissner-DeRuiz

joined Neat in 2003, having previously worked as an actress and make-up artist for groups in Regensburg and Trier. Her creative work with Neat includes directing George Bernard Shaw’s O’FLAHERTY V.C. and Tom Stoppard’s IN THE NATIVE STATE and acting in Edward Albee’s AT HOME. She has been involved in all of Neat’s pantos to date, as an actress, (co-)director and, in the case of ONE GENIE TOO MANY, scriptwriter. She is also Neat’s treasurer.





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