Florian Malzacher – Artistic Director
Dr. Stefanie Wenner – Curator / Dramaturg
Katrin Dod – Press and Public Relations
Dominik Müller – Artistic Assistant
Anne Schulz – Production Management
Ulrike Seybold – Production Assistant
Willi Brune – Technical Direction
Christian Seibel – Trainee Press and Public Relations
Dana Divis – Trainee Production

NRW KULTURsekretariat
Dr. Christian Esch – Direction
Dirk Fortmann – Head of Administration
Martin Maruschka – Press and Public Relations


Florian Malzacher

Artistic Director

Florian Malzacher was co-curator of the interdisciplinary arts festival steirischer herbst in Graz/Austria from 2006 to 2012, and since 2009 has been an independent dramaturge and curator at the Burgtheater in Vienna. After his studies in Applied Theater Studies in Gießen, he worked mostly as a theater critic and cultural journalist for German-language daily newspapers and journals, as well as for international magazines. As a dramaturge, he has worked with Rimini Protokoll, Lola Arias, Mariano Pensotti (Buenos Aires) and the Nature Theater of Oklahoma (New York). He has taught at the universities of Vienna and Frankfurt and is on the advisory board of DasArts – Master of Theatre, Amsterdam (since 2009), and serves as advisor to the Schiller-Days in Mannheim (since 2010). He is the co-editor and author of books on the theater groups Forced Entertainment and Rimini Protokoll, as well as on the curating of performative arts.

Stefanie Wenner

Curator / Dramaturg

Stefanie Wenner, Dr. phil., studied philosophy, sociology, literary studies, and art history in Bologna, Cologne, and Berlin, and completed her doctorate in the department of philosophy at the FU Berlin. Alongside her work as lecturer at various universities and academies (FU Berlin, HMT Leipzig, and others), she works primarily as a curator of exhibitions, thematic weekends, and festivals in the area of the visual and performative arts. Starting in 2003 she worked at HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) in Berlin, first independently and then, from 2008 to 2012, as the head curator of theater. At HAU, she curated many festivals, including “Kunst und Verbrechen: Art without Crime,” “Your Nanny hates you! A Festival on the Topic of Family,” “CELLS,” and “Lunapark Berlin.”