Katja Sonnemann works as a freelance producer, lecturer, mentor and consultant. She is the initiator and director of the AKADEMIE for Performing Arts Producers of the Bündnis Internationaler Produktionshäuser e. V. After studying Applied Theater Studies in Giessen, she worked, among other things, as a tour manager for Sasha Waltz & Guests, was a scheduler/director of the artistic operations office at the Schaubühne and the Gorki Theater in Berlin, and director of artistic production for the Theater der Welt 2005 festival in Stuttgart. Since 2010 she has been working independently as a producer in the independent performing arts (including with Rimini Protokoll and andcompany&Co.) and is involved in various national and international networks. She gives workshops and seminars and advises various national and international artists and companies.