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// About us

We joined forces as Local International in August 2010 with the aim of pooling our expertise and long-standing experience. Our common background is the field of culture, ranging from the creative development of projects to organisation and management. As a team, our varied areas of competence provide a wide spectrum of services, both for local projects and for international exchange.

// Elena Krüskemper

M.A. in Lingustics, English and Romance Studies from the Universities of Cologne and Warwick, Diploma in “Stage Management and Technical Theatre” from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Elena Krüskemper was employed by various German theatres between 1990 and 2008 (Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Theater Bonn). From 2003 to 2008 she was Festival Manager of the Biennale Bonn. Between 2002 and 2006, she was a member of the City of Cologne’s theatre advisory board. Since 2008, she has been working as a freelance consultant for seminars, workshops and festivals, mainly in the fields of international development cooperation and international cultural exchange.


  • Development and presentation of discussion events, readings, stage programmes etc.
  • Planning and organisation of workshops, information events and projects of international cooperation
  • Writing and editing of texts for magazines, catalogues, brochures etc.
  • Special interest in contemporary South Asian culture
  • Translation English-German
  • Development and organisation of visitors’ programmes
T +49 (0)228 94 69 75 92

// Kristina Wydra

Studied Literary Translation in Düsseldorf as well as English Studies, Dramatics and Romance Studies at the Universities of Bochum and Cambridge. Previous employers include the Berliner Festspiele (International Forum) and the Biennale Bonn festival, where she was head of organisation. From 2008 to 2010, Kristina Wydra worked at Theater Bonn (dramaturgy and press departments). Since 2009, she has been teaching at Bonn University as a visiting lecturer.


  • Development and organisation of cultural events
  • Production dramaturgy and dramaturgical cooperation on theatre projects
  • Writing and editing of texts for magazines, catalogues, brochures etc.
  • Development of practice-oriented educational courses on theatre
  • Translation English-German
  • Presentation of discussions, readings etc.
T +49 (0)228 94 69 75 93

Local International develops cultural projects and organises events, conceives texts and devises publications, creates presentations and manages selected artists.

For concerts and workshops. In programme brochures and articles.
On podiums and backstage. At seminars and festivals.

Locally, regionally, internationally.

// Contact us!

Culture projects and events

Elena Krüskemper
Kristina Wydra

Hermannstraße 21
53225 Bonn
T +49 (0)228 94 69 75 91