Joschla Melanie Weiss is a trained actress and holds a Master's degree in theater studies. She is interested in producing plays that focus on the diverse stories of Romani and Sinti people in the center. The main focus is on the development of a discourse in the film and theater landscape that moves beyond clichés. She is co-founder of the Romnja in Power Theaterkollektives, a department of Kelipen e.V. and a member of the Inirromnja.
"For me, archiving means remembering. Memory is a process in which repressed stories are recalled. Theater and film are media where the dead can come back to life. Stories of our heroines are told. Their perspective on the world is portrayed. We wonder who these people were, we also wonder who they might have been if they had (continued) to live. In this context, archiving for me is a living process of remembering and rewriting long-forgotten stories".