Jonas Scheiner (*1990) is a writer, cultural developer, moderator and language mediator in Vienna. As co-founder of the Viennese cultural label FOMP, Austria’s largest organiser of stage literature, he shaped the cultural landscape in Vienna and Lower Austria for around ten years (until the beginning of 2022) and promoted the visibility of modern art formats. Between spring 2020 and summer 2022, he was also the artistic director of the Amstetten cabaret stage das mozArt.
As a stage writer, Scheiner has been active throughout Europe since 2012 and has participated in various national and international poetry slam championships, such as the 2017 Poetry Slam World Championship in Paris. His greatest successes on slam stages so far are the title of Austrian Champion in a team, which he has already won twice (2018/2021) together with Henrik Szanto aka ‚Kirmes Hanoi‘, as well as the runner-up title at the German-speaking Championships 2018, also as a duo.
His stage texts have appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines. In addition to texts for stage and books, Scheiner also wrote for the ORF online magazine ‚M eins‘ for a year and kept a regular video blog there with text contributions on contemporary topics.
In addition to stage and book texts, Scheiner writes literary wedding speeches for free wedding ceremonies.
Away from the stage, Scheiner is active in various areas of cultural development. In 2018, as project manager of the Viennese agency MOSAIK, he was responsible for the artistic and logistical implementation of the international cultural festival Routes – Die Europareise in the middle of Vienna, which was awarded the Europe State Prize and commissioned by the Federal Chancellery of Austria to design the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Scheiner also designs and facilitates creative writing and performance workshops for children, young people and adults from a wide range of age groups and backgrounds, and has already done so in cooperation with institutions such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Robert Musil Institute, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the Red Cross.
Since summer 2022, Scheiner has been involved in the project design of the Viennese collective Gleisdreieck.
Collaborations and productions/projects within Kollektiv Gleisdreieck to date:
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