Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Josef Mehling is a German/US-American actor, performer, and director from San Francisco. He* obtained his B.A. in Theater at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He* has trained at the Moscow Art Theater and with Bread & Puppet Theatre, and has experience creating and performing in classical, physical, and puppet theater, as well as dance and performance art. Josef began his* master’s degree in Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen in 2017.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
While based in Berlin, he* wrote and performed a solo piece, "This is Torture," at the English Theater Berlin's Expat Expo in 2015. He* collaborated on and performs in Spielraum Kollektiv's production "Relax NOW!", which premiered at Archa Theater in Prague September 2016. In Gießen, he* co-developed the performance piece “To Kiss One Bite” as a member of the collective Mora Vegesture in 2018, which has so far been performed in Gießen and at the Mousonturm in Frankfurt. He* has taught acting and theater courses at Wesleyan University, at the Nelson Mandela School and JFK School in Berlin, and is currently teaching at the Ricarda-Huch-Schule in Gießen.