The Unknown Present: Contemporary German Drama in Context

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 4.122
Admission: Free
Season: 2017-18

The Center for Translation Studies presents a lecture by Thomas Irmer on the present state of German dramatic art. Irmer is a theater scholar and critic based in Berlin, whose long-standing contributions to Theater der Zeit and Theater heute, Germany’s two most important drama magazines, have put him at the center of current developments in Germany’s theatrical landscape. Please join us for the talk in JO 4.122 (Fourth floor conference room) at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18; coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Bio: Thomas Irmer is a scholar and critic regularly contributing to Theater der Zeit, Theater heute and Shakespeare (Norway). He has also worked for various international festivals, e.g. 2003-2006 as dramaturge for spielzeit europa / Berliner Festspiele. His recent books include “Andrzej Wirth. Flucht nach vorn. Erzählte Autobiographie und Materialien” (2013) and “Maria Steinfeldt. Das Bild des Theaters” (2015). His recent academic research covered the new phenomenon of internationalization of German theater with teaching a class on this subject at the University of Osnabrück 2014/15. He also made documentary films on theatre and theatre history, among them the prize-winning “The Staged Republic – Theatre in the G.D.R.” (2004). He lives in Berlin.

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