Michael Neininger is a writer, translator and artist. Currently, Neininger serves as program specialist, notary public, German language teacher and translator at the University of Washington.
In 2015, Neininger wrote and directed Offending the Audience, an anti-theater-surveillance-tour-de-farce. In collaboration with Portland-based Liminal and John Berendzen, Neininger orchestrated a complex musical, visual and conceptual score: sonically, rhythmic sung- spoken texts interact with messy surveillance feedback loops.
Born in Nuremberg, Neininger grew up in Berlin (somebody had to) and moved to N.Y.C. after the fall of the wall to study film, art and philosophy. He has more than 15 years experience in arts, business, education, and nonprofit management in Germany, Australia and the US.
He has served as interim director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the School of Art and as executive director of 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle, a nonprofit organization that supports media artists and filmmakers.
During his career, he has been editor-in-chief of Onscreen Magazine and has held communications positions in the entertainment and technology industries. He served on the jury of the Seattle International Film Festival and worked as a consultant for curatorial projects and online publications. He managed fundraising events and lectured at universities and museums. He teaches German language and translates German with a passion for accuracy.
- Alum News: Interview with Sam Hylton (BA 2014) - March 11, 2019
- Spring 2018 UW Germanics Newsletter - March 14, 2018
- Thank you to our donors - December 13, 2017
- Kirschblütenzeit is the perfect time to support us - March 13, 2018
- Offending the Audience - October 22, 2015
- An official introduction to our Undergraduate Program Specialist, Misha Neininger - October 28, 2014