What we do

produktionsDOCK is a new and independent production office for contemporary dance, theatre and performance in Basel.


Who we are

produktionsDOCK has been founded in january 2017 by production managers Bernhard la Dous, Christiane Dankbar, Franziska Schmidt and Larissa Bizer who have several years of experience as freelance producers.


What we aim for

produktionsDOCK is creating synergies and will build up a professional and sustainable infra-structure for producing in Basel. We support the knowledge transfer between producers and offer perspectives for upcoming young production managers.


Our services

produktionsDOCK supports artists from the first idea of a project until its realisation – from the first draft to financing, organisation, public relations and diffusion.


Traineeship for upcoming production managers

produktionsDOCK offers a one-year traineeship.



produktionsDOCK is headed by association Produktionsbüro Basel. Members of board: Laura Manz (president/ MLaw, advocate), Katrin Huber (communications professional) and Boris Nikitin (freelance theatre director and curator of Dokumentartage Basel)



produktionsDOCK is kindly supported by Culture Department of Canton Basel-City. The support covers the traineeship and infrastructure costs.

Larissa Bizer

*1981 in Hamburg. Studied theatre, film and media studies in Vienna. Since May 2012 she has been a freelance producer in Basel. In 2013 she took on the production management for Swiss Contemporary Dance Days and became head of communications for the festival wildwuchs. From 2013-2015 she has been a team member of ROXY Birsfelden under the directorship of Sven Heier, where she has been in charge of press and PR work. Since March 2016 she is a board member of t. Basel (former ACT). She produces dance and theatre projects featuring Tabea Martin and Beatrice Fleischlin.

Franziska Schmidt

*1985 born in Leipzig. Studied European Media Studies at the University Potsdam and Arts Management at the University Basel. From 2006 until 2011 she worked as head of communication and production for the festival CULTURESCAPES. She worked as producer at Musikfestival Bern, as production assistant at Mirafilm GmbH, as executive manager at the festival wildwuchs 2013 and as director’s assistant at Kunsthaus Baselland. Since the end of 2014 Franziska works as freelance producer for theatre productions by Corinne Maier, Marcel Schwald, Lorenz Nufer and Zino Wey.