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Marijana Verhoef

Marijana Verhoef


Scriptwriter, Film Director


TFL Alumni Meeting Attendee 2017
Story Editing Participant 2016


Marijana Verhoef (Belgrade, 1986) is a Berlin-based writer, dramatist and filmmaker. After graduating in Dramaturgy and Creative Writing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Verhoef moved to Berlin. From 2017 on, she studies directing at Deutsches Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin.

Her plays premiered at the Dusseldorfer Schauspielhaus (AMSTERDAM, staged by Nurkan Erpulat), Augsburg Theater (PLAYBOY, staged by Katrin Plotner), Maxim Gorki Theater (THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, staged by Serkan Oz) , Biennale Theater New Plays of Europe (BUNNY-BOY, created under the mentorship of Mark Ravenhill), Mainfranken Theater (AMSTERDAM, staged by Ulf Gorke), 35th International Theater Institute World Congress (FOOD AMBASSADOR, staged by Matthias Gehrt).

Besides writing, Verhoef works with diverse storytelling formats, including animation, soundwalks and short documentaries. At the moment she is making her third short documentary for Deutsches Theater Berlin. With the director Ognjen Sviličić, Verhoef is cowriting his new feature film.

Verhoef works in German, English, Dutch and Serbo-Croatian.