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 35 years and first performed onstage at the Frankfurt Playhouse, playing Commander Harbison in South Pacific (1995). Since then, he has acted in and directed over fifty 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.
Karin Newiger, Assistant Stage Manager
comes from Wiesbaden and with a view of her upcoming retirement, 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.
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.
Bruno Hohmann, Technical Manager
was born in Wiesbaden. During his mechanical engineering studies, he was interested in theater. Well, as a pensioner, moving into the new premises of WPAC / WELT offered him the opportunity to support this theater with his technical knowledge in many different ways.
Johanna Rech, Assistant Technical Manager
studies 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.
Haritha Gopalan, 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.