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Eurodram in Vienna

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A Week With The Fence

The Fence, this “strange animal”, as its founder Jonathan Meth calls it, is a circle of professional friends all over the world, a club, really, that operates on a recommendation basis. Its focus lies on the work of playwriting, of developing plays, working with directors and dramaturgs.

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Hardened Positions in US theater

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B. TRAVEN by Frédéric Sonntag

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On New Dramatists

During a trip across the United States in September 2018, I had the opportunity to get to know New Dramatists, a New York institution for playwrights. The artistic director Emily Morse devoted her time to me quite generously to tell me about the building and its history as well as about the structure of her […]

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100 Years That Shook the World

translated from German by Kate McNaughton A series of theatre events by the Theatre of Generations (Театр Поколений) to mark the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution in St Petersburg, 06.-16.11.2017 Despite being one of the most globally significant events of the past century, the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia is not officially discussed […]

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Sivan Ben Yishai’s YOUR VERY OWN DOUBLE CRISIS CLUB

In spring 2016, I translated Sivan Ben Yishais play YOUR VERY OWN DOUBLE CRISIS CLUB.

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Swiss Premiere AM BODEN (GROUNDED) – Reviews

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Katharina Rupp’s production of Brant’s AM BODEN (GROUNDED) in Solothurn received a positive press echo. The Solothurner KulturAgenda finds the play a success due to Alina Tabé’s performance: Monolog mit Störfaktor (Tim Felchlin)

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ONE YEAR IN BERLIN – Stolowitz/Bochert on Howlround

During her residency in Berlin, Andrea and I discussed our respective theatre realities. Now we are very happy to announce that our conversation on aesthetics in playwriting has been published on Howlround. A slightly longer version (and its German translation) can be found here.

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Stolowitz and Bochert on Playwriting

Andrea Stolowitz and I wrote an article on playwriting in the U.S. and in Germany. HOTreview now published a longer version. Great thanks to Jonathan Kalb, editor.

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