About Us

LYMPA is a company founded by Ylan Assefy-Waterdrinker and Marc Heimendinger in 2020 in the hope of creating happiness by putting on musical theatre shows. We are a Swiss based association that is committed to putting on quality shows that will guarantee an unforgettable experience for both the cast members and the audience. We believe that entertainment and arts are essential and have been collaborating together for years. LYMPA in a word is passion. The passion for the spectacle and everything that surrounds it.

Ylan Assefy-Waterdrinker

Originally from Geneva, Ylan is a versatile artist working professionally between London, New York and Switzerland. Ylan started out as a performer, but then discovered his passion and talent on the other side of the table while producing and directing his first show at 17. He pursued his passion overseas and graduated from the prestigious Laine Theatre of Arts (London). Keen and always looking out for the new stories, he wrote his first original musical The Writer in 2022 for which he wrote the lyrics, co-wrote the book and music. Ylan has been involved in over 38 musicals through the years and is currently assisting Katy Lipson on numerous West End projects as well as independently writing and producing his own original work. He remains grateful for the past, passionate for the present and excited for the future.

Marc Heimendinger

Marc is a lighting designer working internationally in theatre, musical, opera, and live music events. Born in Geneva, he trained by collaborating with many artists and shadowing the award-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet on productions such as the Sigur Rós world tour (2016) or the ballet Other Stories (Royal Opera House, London, 2015). He works at the Montreux Jazz Festival since 2017. He assisted Hugh Vanstone on the musical Groundhog Day at the Old Vic Theatre (London, 2023) and Bruno Poet on the musicals The Witches (London, 2023) and Clueless (London, 2024). He designed the lighting for over 30 shows, including the first ever floating opera on Lake Geneva, Les Enfants du Levant (2022). He graduated from Rose Bruford College (London) in lighting design (MA Light in Performance).

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