Susanne Valerie Granzer (Univ.Prof.Dr.) is Professor of the central artistic subject Acting at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Max Reinhardt Seminar. As an actress she played starring roles at the National State Theatres across Europe (Vienna, Basel, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin). Parallel to her professional work as an actress she studied philosophy at the Goethe-University Frankfurt and the University of Vienna and achieved her PhD in philosophy in 1995. In 1997 she founded the Viennese art factory GRENZ-film, together with the Vienna-based philosopher Arno Böhler. In addition she co-founded – together with Arno Böhler – the philosophy-performance festival Philosophy On Stage and 2015 Base – Research Centre for Artistic and Arts-Based-Philosophy in India and is teaches in the context of the BASE Residence-Program.