theater super.nova

Off-theatre theater super.nova was founded in 2001 by Pamela Schartner and Gaby Pfluegl. The objective of theater super.nova is to spread critical and enjoyable theatre and drama, predominantly based on gender issues and to contribute to the advancement of women in art and theatre.
theater super.nova has been presenting the international women's clown festival clownin since 2006 in co-production with KosmosTheater.

Photo Gaby Pflügl, Pamela Schartner
© Bettina Frenzel


Who we are

Executive board


Born 1969 in Bregenz

Studied theater, film and media, specialising in philosophy, art history, and German literature, University of Vienna
Dramatic adviser, technician and stage manager, head of artistic operations office at "Theater Brett”, stage manager at "Theater der Jugend" and "dietheater Wien"
Founding member theater super.nova
Festival director and curator of clownin, international women’s clown festival, Vienna

Since 2008 administration and project monitoring at the VIDC, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation
Head of artistic administration office at Theater Brett (1996-1999)
Stage manager at dietheater Vienna (2000-2006)
Coordinator of the organizing team of the International Off-Festival "Höllenfahrt" at Künstlerhaus Vienna during the Vienna Mozart Year 2006
2002 Director of "Atlantic man" by Marguerite Duras, dietheater Konzerthaus
1999 Director for "The last role" of E. M. Cioran, Schikaneder


Born 1974 in Linz

MA, Study of political and communications science

1992-2003 Tutor, research and project assistant at the Institute for Political Science
1999-2003 Database support for Austria Presse Agentur (APA)
2000 Production assistant for off-theatre groups Gohar Morad (Die Falle) and the wibschen (Schweinerei)
2002 Production management and graphics for off-theatre group Medusa (Atlantik Mann)
1992-2003 Freelance work in design, web design and homepage support, typeset and layout, graphic design and public relations

Since 2001 theater super.nova
Since 2004 Content manager at APA Defacto, since 2010 works councilor & supervisory board member
2006 Festival director and curator of "clownin”, the first Austrian women’s clown festival, Vienna
2008-2015 Festival director and curator of "clownin”, international women’s clown festival, Vienna