PhD in Theater Studies
Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Nina Tecklenburg is a theatre maker and scholar. She is a co-artistic director of the performance group Interrobang and has collaborated with award-winning performance groups and artists such as Gob Squad, She She Pop, Lone Twin Theatre, Rabih Mroué amongst others. Works she has (co-)created have been shown at the Public Theater NYC, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, The Barbican London, Wiener Festwochen, Esplanade Singapore, Kunsten Festival des Arts Brussels, Theatre de la Ville Paris, Sophiensaele Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin and many more. In 2017-18 she was a guest professor at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts Berlin and has taught at various institutions such as Bern University of the Arts, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Hildesheim, Berlin University of the Arts. Her current artistic and academic research interests include theater and digital culture, new narrative practices in contemporary performance, politics of participation, performance activism. She is part of the research project Viral Theatres (VolkswagenStiftung) and author of Performing Stories: Narrative as Performance (Seagull Books 2022, German original: transcript 2016, second edition). She recently co-edited Hybrid Futures. Theatre and Performance in the Post/pandemic Anthropocene (special edition of International Journal for Performing Arts and Digital Media, 2023) and co-directed Chat Inferno (2022, nominated for Heidelberger Stückemarkt 2023) and Die Philosophiermaschine (2020, invited to Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen 2023).
Research and Teaching Interests
Theory and history of performance art, postdramatic theater, performance and art practice as research, narrative theory, autobiography, applied theater, artistic approaches and methods in devised theater, theater after the postdramatic (new book project)
Prof. Dr. Nina Tecklenburg
Theater and Performance