Natasha Borenko, born in Siberia, Russia, graduated in Psychology at Novosibirsk State University in 2008 and obtained an MA in Dramaturgy at St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in 2013. Since 2014 she has worked as a playwright, director and pedagogue on interdisciplinary, horizontally structured collaborations with artists, educators, peacebuilders and activists from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and more. Borenko focuses on socially and politically engaged theatre projects  that have participatory form. For her productions with local (often marginalised) communities, she applies formats of documentary theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed and site-specific performances.