Lena Newton, born in Munich in 1976, studied stage design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam and earned a Master’s degree in lens-based digital media at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She works as stage and video designer in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and has entertained a close collaboration with Susanne Kennedy. She has designed the stage at the National Theater in The Hague for “Phaedra’s Love”, “Täglich Brot”, “Hedda Gabler” and “The Birthday Party”, stage and video for “Über Tiere” and “Kleiner Eyolf” as well as the stage for “Platz der Republik” at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. Lena Newton also worked with directors such as Sarah Moeremans, Jaap Spijkers, Christophe Aussems and Eric de Vroedt.
At the Münchner Kammerspiele she designed the stage for “Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt” (directed by Susanne Kennedy, 2013). Most recently she created the stage and video design for “Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?” (directed by Susanne Kennedy, 2014).