André Wülfing (Wuppertal, West Germany, 1962) has been involved in theatre since he was at school. After the civil service in Munich, he worked as a taxi driver, lived on a farm in Italy, refused education at a public school for actors, lived for years in Berlin with different jobs, drove a taxi there too, only to finally complete his education for social pedagogue; but he has never been away from theatre: here with an anarchic ensemble in an off-theatre near the Berlin Wall.
Back in West Germany, André Wülfing used to work in a social centre with young people, becoming a theatre pedagogue in Cologne, and he finally founded a group of free theatre and music artists in Gelsenkirchen, Ruhr Area, where he still works and develops projects.
Together, the group managed to consolidate the Consol Theatre with its emphasis on plays for children and youth, but also with children and young amateurs.
Besides leading several larger and smaller projects, productions, plays and artistic initiatives, he has developed as a story teller, for children as well as adults, with six different programmes shown at his “home base” Consol, as well as all around Germany.
Last but not the least, André Wülfing was happy to initiate and run the big festival “Play off / 06” in the summer of the World Football Cup 2006, together with 16 other ensembles from countries from all over the world.