“[Disabled Theater] provides a key to understanding the work of an artist whose influence has been crucial to the development of the so-called performance art renaissance within the contemporary scene. It also explores the possibilities for social emancipation from aesthetic judgment on stage.”—Flash Art
is Professor for Theater/Performance Studies and Dramaturgy at the “Ernst Busch” Academy of Dramatic Art (department for theatre directing). Main research areas: relations between theater und the visual arts since the 1950s, theory und praxis of contemporary theatre and performance art, politic dimensions of aesthetics, contemporary forms of dramaturgy.
holds a PhD from Freie Universität Berlin, where he teaches theatre studies. His research focuses on politics and aesthetics in contemporary performance as well as in the German theatre around 1800.