LYMPA is an association 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 the past three years. LYMPA in a word is: passion. The passion for the spectacle and everything that surrounds it.
Born and raised in Geneva, Ylan grew up watching Charlie Chaplin movies and listening to musicals. At the age of 15 he discovered his passion and entered the magical world of musical theatre by winning the role of the charismatic Gomez in The Addams Family musical. He later started his directorial debut with the musical Legally Blonde (2017) followed by Best of Broadway (2018), Grease (2019), and Happy Days Are Here Again (2020). He pursued his passion overseas and is now studying a Bachelor in Musical theatre at the prestigious Laine Theatre of Arts. In the past years he's been involved in over 28 musicals and has appeared in the professional UK tour cast of Evita. Ylan hopes he will work in the musical theatre industry as a producer and director but mostly his aim is to create happiness for people on and off stage through the wondrous and beautiful art of musical theatre. He remains grateful for the past, passionate for the present and excited for the future.
Born in Geneva, Marc has been interested in stage lighting since his early youth. He has developed his skills by shadowing lighting designers such as Bruno Poet and Michel Faure on multiple productions like the Sigur Rós world tour, the Intimissimi On Ice ice show in Verona, the Other Stories ballet at the Royal Opera House (London) or the Eldorado theatre play at the Théâtre du Loup (Geneva). He has worked as a lighting technician for several theatre and musical events including the Montreux Jazz Festival. Credits as lighting designer include productions of West Side Story (2017, in collaboration with Michel Faure), Jérémy Fisher (2018), Best of Broadway (2018), Histoire du Soldat (2018), Métamorphose (2019), Grease (2019), The Little Sweep (2019), Happy Days Are Here Again (2020), and La Dame de la Mer (2020).