Kinan Hmeidan was born in Damascus in 1991. He studied acting at the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts and graduated in 2014. Since the 2017/2018-season a part of the Open Border Ensemble at the Münchner Kammerspiele, he can also be seen in the movie Témoins (The Witnesses, 2016). Before, he performed with independent Syrian directors (Oussama Ghanam, Samer Omran, Jihad Sa’eed) and acted in TV Series and movies. Hmeidan is also interested in performances in alternative spaces and, for example, has been part of X Shared Spaces, a project that explores the question of how digital business models permanently change the world. Besides his acting, Kinan engaged as a DJ in the Damascene music scene. At the Gorki he takes part in Die Hamletmaschine.