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The Jury of the Theatertreffen 2009

As in every year, the jury for the 2009 Theatertreffen is made up of seven theatre critics. These honorary jurors are allowed to serve for no longer than three years in succession. After that the Berliner Festspiele will appoint new jurors in consultation with the Federal Cultural Foundation.
After three years’ service, Peter Müller will be leaving the jury this year. His successor is Ellinor Landmann.

Eva Behrendt, Berlin
Born in 1973. Studied History, German and Theatre Studies in Mainz, Dijon and Berlin. Since 1998 she has contributed to taz, Die Welt, Tages-Anzeiger; and since 2001 she has written regularly for Theater heute magazine. She served on the jury for the Impulse Festival (2003–2005) and the Berlin Senate (Jury for independent theatre companies 2004–2006).
Eva Behrendt

Jürgen Berger, Heidelberg
Born in 1954. Studied German and Politics in Heidelberg. Freelance theatre and literary critic for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berliner Tageszeitung and Theater heute. From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the commitee that selected the Mülheim Playwriting Prize. Since 2007 he has been a juror of the Else Lasker-Schüler Playwriting Prize.
Jürgen Berger

Wolfgang Höbel, Hamburg
Born in 1962 in Kaufbeuren. He studied New German Literature and took a Diploma in Journalism in Munich. From 1985 he was music and theatre critic first for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Tempo, then an editor for Der Spiegel and writer for the SZ-Magazine. From 1994 to 2005 he was Arts Editor of Der Spiegel, and since then Arts Writer for Der Spiegel.
Wolfgang Höbel

Stefan Keim, Wetter
Born in 1967 in Hagen, he studied Journalism in Dortmund and History and Theatre and Media Studies in Bochum. Freelance writer for WDR, the Frankfurter Rundschau, Die Welt and Die Deutsche Bühne. Writes principally on theatre, film, opera, classical music and cultural politics. Also works as a presenter and lectures on journalism.
Stefan Keim

Peter Müller, Zurich
Born in 1948. After leaving school he held a variety of jobs at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and directed his own productions at smaller theatres. He studied German, French and European literature in Zürich and Montpellier and in 1980 joined the staff of the Züricher Tages-Anzeiger, where he has specialized in theatre since 1987. In 2001 he was awarded a bursary by the Landis & Gyr Foundation in London.
Peter Müller

Andres Müry, Salzburg
Born in 1948 in Basel. He studied Theatre Studies and Sociology in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. He has worked as a dramaturg, editor, translator, author and theatre critic. Portraits and reportage, satires and dramatic sketches for TransAtlantik, FAZ-Magazine, Theater Heute, Die Zeit. Books published: “Minetti eats Pigs’ Trotters. In Praise of Backstage” (Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt 1992) „Jedermann Mustn’t Die. History of a Salzburg Cult” (Verlag Anton Pustet, Salzburg 2001). Müry has lived in Salzburg since 1996 and writes for Focus (Munich) and the Tagesspiegel (Berlin).
Andres Müry

Christopher Schmidt, Munich
Born in 1964 in Hilden. Studied Philosophy and German in Berlin. Has reviewed theatre since 1993 for numerous publications, most notably the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit and the Berliner Zeitung. Since 2001 Theatre editor of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Lecturer at the Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich.
Christopher Schmidt

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