Maren Kroymann is one of the most diverse artists in the German entertainment landscape. She became wellknown nationwide at the beginning of the 80s with Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer. From 1993 to 1997, she was the first and only woman in German television to make her own satire programme, Nachtschwester Kroymann. Since then, she has worked on numerous film and television productions, most recently in Doris Dörrie‘s series Klimawechsel. In the course of her career, Maren Kroymann has continually hit out against conventional role clichées. In 2000, she was awarded the Berliner Frauenpreis (Berlin Women‘s Award) for her feminist cabaret. Maren Kroymann also works as a narrator and since 2000 has been on tour with the programme Gebrauchte Lieder. The festival is presenting her artistic work with the portrait Weder glatt noch gefällig [Independent-minded Actresses].