Mercy Dorcas Otieno, born 1987 in Nairobi (Kenya), studied acting at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna from 2013 to 2017. Before that she studied sociology at the Karl-Franzens- Universität in Graz and worked as an au-pair in Germany and Austria from 2006 on. Her first permanent engagement took her to the Schauspielhaus Graz under Iris Laufenberg in the 2017/2018 season. She has worked with directors such as Volker Hesse, Lily Sykes, Dominic Friedel and Nina Gühlstorff. Since the 2018/2019 season she is a member of the ensemble of Schauspielhaus Bochum.