Keith D Greenleaf, Managing Director
co-founder of WELT and a former actor / director at the Amelia Earhart Playhouse (AEP), has lived in Germany for over 35 years and first performed onstage in Germany at the Frankfurt Playhouse, playing Commander Harbison in South Pacific (1995). Since then, he has acted in and directed over sixty theater and film productions. He has attended the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Summer School in the UK for many years as well as the summer acting course at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has also trained under Frederik Malsy from Für Garderobe keine Haftung. He is a member of the Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre (FEST) and has also worked as a member of the Education Team at the English Theatre Frankfurt.
Anna Amell, Co-Producer & Stage Manager
comes from a lovely wine region near Barcelona. She was involved in several theater productions in Catalan and Spanish before moving to Germany in 2013. She is a member of Frankfurt English Speaking Theatre (FEST) and is managing and directing the Spanish speaking theater group of the Interkulturelle Bühne Frankfurt since 2017. After volunteering backstage, she made her debut on the WELT stage with A Weekend in Heaven (2016). Since then, as a theater junkie, she helps out in any aspect of our productions. She is also currently in charge of the WPAC social networks.
Anna Abad Sieper, Sound Designer and Technician
was born in Mainz and moved to Wiesbaden to study computer science. Apart from that, she is very interested in theater which is why she decided to get involved with the WPAC. Since then, she works backstage as sound designer and technician.
Belén Ambel, Stage Crew
comes from Spain and she is currently living in Wiesbaden. Recently graduated in Translation and Interpreting studies with English and German as a second language. Willing to get involved in the world of theater. She has worked as a volunteer in different plays in front of and behind the stage, although she has not yet had the opportunity to do it as an actress, it is something that has always fascinated her and she is very motivated to start learning and gaining experience. She is always eager to meet new people and get to know different cultures. She loves music, languages, cinema and art.
Bianca Ranasekara, Make-Up Designer
born in Germany but bred in Sri Lanka - the pearl of the Indian Ocean. She is a mix of both the nations. Later for her Masters studies, she flew back to Germany and currently resides in Wiesbaden. Her passions lie in English theater ever since school days, and had even acted for “Bianca” in the Shakespearean Drama, The Taming of the Shrew. She is a Business Data Analyst by profession and volunteers for WPAC since February 2021. She hopes to polish her acting talent more with the upcoming productions.
Bruno Hohmann, Technical Manager
was born in Wiesbaden. He is a mechanical engineer. He has been interested in theater since his youth. With the move to the new premises of WPAC / WELT in 2020, he had the opportunity to support this unique theater with his technical knowledge in the areas of set design, graphics, stage construction, light, sound, set photos etc. and to live out his creativity.
Haritha Gopalan, Assistant Marketing Manager
originally hails from southern India. She has been very passionate about Shakespearian theatre while she was growing up. She moved to Germany 10 years ago and has lived in Munich, Frankfurt and now Wiesbaden. After learning about an audition at WPAC through their newsletter, she made her debut on stage with The Typographer’s Dream. She loves poetry and cooking. She is a techie during the day and a theatre enthusiast undercover.
Johanna Rech, Assistant Technical Manager
has finished her studies in interior architecture in Wiesbaden. She has always been interested in theatre and therefore took classes in theatre and set design during her time studying abroad at the University of Wisconsin in the USA. When she came back to Wiesbaden, she stumbled across WPAC and joined the team in September 2020.
Julia Rian, Marketing Manager
as an aspiring actress from Brazil, Julia joined the marketing team at WPAC after falling in love with the theater. Now, she is determined to make everyone in Wiesbaden feel the same. She was on stage with WELT for Now and Then and The Typographer’s Dream. She was the social media manager for the the movie festival “Cine Tornado” in Brazil, but she considers writing about herself in the third person her best talent.
Karin Newiger, Assistant Stage Manager
is from Wiesbaden and has been interested in theater since her studies at the "Department for Children's and Young Adult Literature Research" of the Frankfurt University. With a view of her upcoming retirement in early 2019, she was looking for new activities. At the association fair (Vereinsmesse) in late 2018, she visited the WELT booth and became interested. She started as part of the WELT family in 2019.
Nico Ismaili, Set Designer and Construction
studies Media Design and Computer Science in Wiesbaden since the end of 2019. He has always been a fan of the English language and creative expression through any medium. Stumbling upon the WPAC in March 2021 has created a new space for him to learn new things, give creative input and lend a hand in construction.
Olivier Gigaud, Volunteer Coordinator
born in France, performed in several plays in French before moving to Germany in 2006. He joined the Amelia Earhart Playhouse (AEP) in 2011 as Brother Olf in Incorruptible. This first attempt to perform in English was rewarded with a Topper award. Since then, he has played in WELT’s productions of Dinner for Five (2012 & 2016) and Bell, Book and Candle (2014). At the AEP, he performed in Noises Off and The Boys Next Door and he is regularly on stage for the Kryptonite Radio Theater (KRT). In 2012, he directed a one-act play, Dunelawn, and since then, he directed Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Norman, Is That You? and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest which was awarded with a Topper for Best Play and Best Director in 2016. Olivier performed as Young Otto in the WELT production of Memories of Viola (2017) and as Joe in WELT’s Evening of One-Acts With Love (2018).
Petra Klein-Haardt, Costume Designer
was born in a village near Kassel, lived more than 30 years in Frankfurt and has been living in Wiesbaden since 2016. As an architect she is interested in art, theatre and fashion. She joined the WPAC Team in June 2020 and is in charge of the costumes.
Stefan Lauster, Assistant Technical Manager
was born and raised in the Rhine Main Area. After his studies in engineering, he joined an international company and his willingness to relocate for operational reasons was challenged several times. He likes to travel and made several pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago. Stefan has been interested in theater since he played puppet theater as a child and some years later for his own kids and the children in the Kindergarten. He was delighted by the FGKH Impro summer shows at the Mulde on Neroberg and took impro theater courses. In 2020, he discovered WPAC. The "staged reading" performance inspired him to join the team. He is supporting it with his creativity and craft skills.