Angela Richter – Border Sessions
Angela Richter

Angela Richter

Angela Richter is a German author and theater director, currently living in Berlin. In 2006 she founded the Fleet Street theatre in Hamburg, which she ran until 2010, and was a director in residency at the Cologne National Theatre between 2013 and 2016. In recent years, Richter has worked with such digital activists as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. In 2012 premiered her piece Assassinate Assange, which was shown in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Vienna. Since then, she not only visited regularly the WikiLeaks founder in London, but has engaged in panel discussions and various print media including Der Spiegel, Monopoly, Interview Magazine, Revue Magazine for the Next Society for internet activists and hacktivists.

In the season 2014/15, Richter has staged a large scale transmedia-project „Supernerds“ in co-production with german national TV WDR dealing with Massurveillance. The Text was based on Interviews with Digital Dissidents and Whistleblowers, such as Edward Snowden, whom she visited in his Exile in Moscow, as well as Daniel Ellsberg, Thomas Drake and Jessely Radack and many more. She Published the Interviews in her book „Supernerds – Conversations with heroes“. „Supernerds“ has received the „Eyes & Ears“ Media Award, was nominated for the SXSW Innovation Award in Texas and is nominated for the BANFF Award in Canada. In 2017, Angela co-authored the book „Women, Whistleblowing, Wikileaks“ with Renata Avila and Sarah Harrison.