After completing my actor training at “Central School of Speech and Drama” in London, I worked as actor and assistant director at Salzburg State Theatre and then – until today – as director at “Schauspielhaus Salzburg”, the largest independent theatre in the German-speaking countries. Since 2003, I’m member of its managing board.
Over the years I expanded my professional horizon to include work as voice-over artist, director of corporate events, radio-journalist (currently for Bavarian Broadcasting’s “BRKlassik” – programme) and presenter, including an online TV-magazine (“energiefernsehen.de”).
Since 2008, I teach communication-skills both at ‘Salzburg University of Applied Science’ and at ‘Salzburg University’.
As executive coach (I’m European Coach for ‘The TAI Group/New York City’) I combine all of these skills when dealing with the challenge to enhance a client’s authenticity, expressiveness and ability to communicate well with an audience.

Education: 
  • 1979 – 1982 Central School of Speech and Drama, London
  • 1968 – 1977 Gymnasium Wellingdorf, Kiel, Germany (including one year as exchange student in the USA)
Employment History:
  • 2014: Visiting Lecturer at Salzburg University
  • 2008 until today: Visiting Lecturer at Salzburg University of Applied Science
  • 2004: Formation of ‘Kommunikation & Kunst Arp KG’
  • 1990 until today Director at ‘Schauspielhaus Salzburg’
  • 1987 until today: Freelancer
  • 1982 – 1987: Salzburg State Theatre
  • 1978 – 1979: Assistant Director, Bremen Theatre
  • 1977 – 1978: Assistant Director, Kiel Theatre
Theatre Work:
Productions include:
  • Master Class / Terrence McNally
  • The Anarchist / David Mamet
  • Gift / Lot Vekemans
  • Angst essen Seele auf / Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Piaf / Docudrama / Peter Arp
  • Rechnitz (Der Würgeengel) / Elfriede Jelinek
  • The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning / Halgrímur Helgason / Stage-Adaptation by Peter Arp
Coaching:
Companies include:
  • SPAR Headquarter / Salzburg
  • Schoenherr Attorneys at Law / Vienna
  • Schoellerbank AG / Vienna
  • Porsche Holding / Salzburg
  • Ministry of Finance / Vienna
  • LEO Pharma / Copenhagen
  • Phillip Morris International / Warsaw