Florian Malzacher – Artistic Director
Nadine Vollmer – Dramaturgy
Emily Keller – Production Management
Heike Diehm / k3 berlin – Press and Public Relations
Dominik Müller – Artistic Assistant

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


Florian Malzacher

Artistic Director

Florian Malzacher was cocurator of the interdisciplinary arts festival steirischer herbst in Graz, Austria from 2006 to 2012. After graduating from Applied Theater Studies in Gießen, he first worked mostly as a theater critic and cultural journalist. He is a founding member of the independent curators’ collective Unfriendly Takeover in Frankfurt (2000-2007) and has (co-)curated the International 4th and 5th Summer Academy at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt 2002 and 2004), “Performing Lectures” (Frankfurt 2004-06), the “Dictionary of War” (Frankfurt, München, Graz, Berlin 2006/07), as well as the 170-hour marathon “Truth is concrete” on artistic strategies in politics (steirischer herbst/Graz 2012).
As a dramaturge, he has worked at theaters like Burgtheater Vienna or Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt with artists like Rimini Protokoll, Lola Arias, Mariano Pensotti (Buenos Aires), and the Nature Theater of Oklahoma (New York). He has taught at universities in Vienna, Frankfurt, and Berlin. He is on the advisory boards of DasArts – Master of Theatre, Amsterdam (since 2009) and the Goethe Institute (since 2015), serves as advisor to the festival Schillertage in Mannheim (since 2010), and is member of the theater commission Zurich (since 2013).
He is (co-)editor and author of books on the theater companies Forced Entertainment and Rimini Protokoll, as well as on the curating of performative arts. Recently „Truth is concrete. A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics“ was published at Sternberg Press 2014.