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Summer Banks

Summer Banks is a writer, improviser, and theatremaker based in Berlin. A native of the Californian desert, she spent her time at college writing about theater for the Yale Daily News and moved to the German capital after graduating in 2008. She was the Stage Editor for EXBERLINER (Berlin in English) from 2010 through 2013, and served as the English-language blogger for the 50th anniversary of the Berliner Festspiele's Theatertreffen. As part of Berlin's diverse international theater scene, she has done everything from dramaturgy to coordinating flashmobs. She also founded the Berlin English Improv Network and is launching 3/3, a new theater company, at the end of 2016.

Questioning How We Tell Mainstream History with Men On Boats
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Questioning How We Tell Mainstream History with Men On Boats

8 October 2016

Summer Banks talks with Jaclyn Backhaus about bringing the story of Men On Boats to life on stage without any men.

Riding a Bike on Stage
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Riding a Bike on Stage

Green Theater and Katie Mitchell’s Production of Lungs

22 January 2014

Summer Banks offers an overview of eco-theatre and talks about her experience watching Katie Mitchell's production of Atmen.