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.



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. Ernst Göhner Stiftung supports our consulting service.



Bernhard la Dous

* 1981 in Munich, grew up in Lörrach, studied Applied Theatre Studies (B.A. and M.A.) from 2007-2012 at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen.
He is a founding member of produktionsDOCK and works as production manager for vorschlag:hammer, yuri500, Antje Schupp, Barbara Ellenberger and Beatrice Fleischlin.
In 2019 he took over the interim project management for the Treibstofffestival Basel, for 2021 he will be the production manager of the Swiss Dance Days in Basel. Since 2020 he has been active with the regional group t. Basel. Since 2011 he has also been working as a sound designer for Corinne Maier, yuri500, Stephan Stock, Monstertruck, Lukas and vorschlag:hammer, Susanne Zaun, Sylvia Sobottka and Rose Beermann/Iva Shvestarova.



Boris Nikitin




Christiane Dankbar

Studied political science at the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin and the University of Sussex in Brighton, where she graduated with an MA in Culture, Race and Difference in 2000. Afterwards she spent ten years in South Africa. There she worked as an editor at the state television SABC and for many years as a freelance production manager in TV, cinema, advertising, art and performance, most recently at “X Wohnungen” in Johannesburg. Since the end of 2011 she has been working as a freelance production manager in film and theatre in Switzerland.




Helium X





Elena Conradt

*1995 in Basel. After her Matura at the Wirtschaftsgymnasium Basel she started as a production assistant at the association stranger in company. As an assistant she was part of the production managment team of various productions e.g. “Together” by Marcel Schwald, “Im Bau” by Lorenz Nufer, “Princess & Terrorist” by Zino Wey. From 2015 – 2016 she was a permanent member of the Goetheanum Stage in Dornach. Since August 2017 she is part of the independent production office produktionsDOCK in Basel and works as a freelance production manager for Beatrice Fleischlin, Teresa Vittucci, Stephan Stock and Marcel Schwald, among others. Since September 2018 she has been an honorary member of the board of the JKF.




Beatrice Fleischlin


Corinne Maier

Theater der Peinlichkeit





Eleni Foskett-Prelorentzos

*1986 in Stuttgart. 2006 graduated as graphic designer in Stuttgart. 2011 Bachelor of Arts in communication, focus on cultural management, in Freiburg (D). 2011-2017 employed at the artistic management office of the Goetheanum Stage. Co-founder of Junge Bühne Arlesheim 2014; since then working as production manager. 2018 Assistant director for “Der Prozess” of the Medien- und Theaterfalle Basel under the direction of Ruth Widmer and Sarah Gärtner. Since December 2018 she has been part of the team of Johanna Schwarz and Georg Darvas as production manager and PR at neuestheater.ch and works as a freelance production manager with Patricia Nocon and “Volk & Glory”.


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 SchwaldLorenz Nufer and Zino Wey. Since 2019 she is working as production manager and assistant to the director at Kaserne Basel.




Laila Soliman

Antje Schupp





Laura Ritzenfeld

*1993 in Vienna. Studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna from 2014-2017 and was an intern at the Theater in der Josefstadt. From 2017-2018 she was part of the team of the Neubad Luzern. There, as an event assistant, she was mainly responsible for communication and public relations as well as the planning and implementation of various events. In 2019 she took over dramaturgical and organisational tasks for the production “Ê KÔ DÔ – mon âme” by and with Maja Bader. Since 2019 she has been working as a freelance production manager and collaborates with I-Fen Lin, among others. She writes as a freelance author for various cultural magazines in Vienna and Lucerne.



I-Fen Lin




Alexandra Adler

*1986 in Grevesmühlen. Studied applied cultural sciences in Lüneburg. From 2014 to 2017 she was exhibition curator and coordinator at HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel). Since then she has been active in various fields: She develops and undertakes guided tours on contemporary art (LISTE Art Fair, Museum Tinguely), was co-director of the studio house Verein flatterschafft Verein flatterschafft and is co-director of the association Stellwerk. In 2018, she took over as head of communications for the Theaterfestival Basel and since 2019 she has been doing press and public relations for the Polyfon Festival Basel (formerly Open Air Basel). Since 2017 she has been part of the volunteer board of directors at the Ausstellungsraum Klingental, in 2020 she is co-conceptor of the talk show format 9×9 Speaking Corner at the DOCK Basel and is part of produktionsDOCK as freelance production manager for theatre and performance projects. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)








Eva Kern


*1991 in Berlin. Studied media sciences and cultural anthropology at the University of Basel. Since 2013 she has been working in various functions at the Kaserne Basel (internship in the office, freelancer, evening responsibility). In 2014 she worked as production assistant for Dries Verhoeven’s “Ceci n’est pas…” at the festival performaCITY. From 2014 – 2017 she was responsible for the artist support at the Open Air Basel. From 2016 – 2019 she worked at the Theaterfestival Basel (production assistant/collaboration production) and 2019 at It’s The Real Thing | Basler Dokumentartage 19 (collaboration production). Since 2019 she works as a freelance production manager for Tümay Kılınçel.



Tümay Kılınçel






Helena Krauser

*1993 in Lauf an der Pegnitz. Studied German and art history at the University of Basel. During her studies she worked in various editorial offices and publishing houses, was a member of the Voyeure Basel, completed internships at the Fabriktheater, Rote Fabrik Zurich and was a production assistant at the ForumMusikDiversität. Since 2018 she has been responsible for media relations and communication at the Jukebox Association and since October 2019 she has been editor at bz – Zeitung für die Region Basel. At produktionsDOCK she is responsible for office management.




Regula Schelling

*1992 in Winterthur. Studied Theatre/Dance Studies and German Studies at the University of Bern from 2012-2018 and worked as an assistant to Prof. Dr. Christina Thurner. She completed internships at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Junges Theater Solothurn, the intercultural MAXIM Theater Zurich and the Goethe Institute Bucharest as well as assistant directorships in various youth theatre projects. In 2018 and 2019 she worked in the operations office of the auawirleben theatre festival in Bern. 2018 co-founded and since then co-directs Theater Süd in Basel.Since August 2019 she is part of produktionsDOCK and works as production manager with Ariane Andereggen, Kihako Narisawa and Keshava / Tharayil, among others.




Ariane Andereggen

Kihako Narisawa

Patricia Nocon





Annina Birrer

*1992 in Buckten. From 2012- 2017 studies in social sciences and sustainable development at the University of Bern. She completed her research internship at Urban Agriculture Basel with a thematic focus on sustainable association management in the non-profit sector. After a stay at the University of Stockholm, where she studied environmental policy, she started an internship at the office of the Stellwerk association in summer 2019 and subsequently took over the co-management as a substitute. Since August 2020 she has been working as a trainee at produktionsDOCK and also works in the Basel kult.kinos.