Trevor Silverstein

Tutor, Acting

Trevor is a writer-director-actor-comedian, who joined Catalyst as an Acting tutor in 2022. With a background studying Screenwriting at New York University and working in TV, Trevor’s acting career began through his extensive work in improvisational and sketch comedy.

Since moving here in 2015, he’s been a regular in Berlin’s comedy scene and can be seen on stage several times a week at Comedy Cafe Berlin. He’s also performed with various ensembles at comedy festivals in New York, Reykjavik, Copenhagen and more.

As an actor, he can be seen in numerous short films, sketch comedy videos as well as commercial campaigns. With writer-director Christoph Mushayija Rath (In Deutschland, Doppelhaushälfte), Trevor has developed numerous projects, including most recently a pilot for an independent comedy series, Make Fit What’s Not True, which he co-wrote and starred in. In addition to this, he continues to direct his own no-budget films such as two recent experimental documentary shorts (A Sunday on the Moon, Surveyor) and he is currently editing his first feature-length documentary film.

Overall, Trevor’s approach to writing, directing and acting all circle around a commitment to truthfulness, even when things get weird and silly. His favourite sketch comedy series is 'I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson' and his favourite film is 'Something Wild' (1986).