Yvonne Büdenhölzer, born in 1977 near Cologne, has been the Theatertreffen’s director since 2012. She studied German philology and educational sciences and worked as a dramaturg for various municipal theatres and independent companies. From 2005 to 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer was artistic director of the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In October 2009, she initiated the symposium “Schleudergang Neue Dramatik – Zur Zukunft der zeitgenössischen Dramatik (Spin Cycle New Drama – On the future of contemporary drama)” at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. In 2009/2010, she was curator (together with Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler and Manfred Beilharz) and festival manager for the theatre biennial New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden and Mainz. She has been a visiting lecturer for the course of Applied Literary Studies at Freie Universität Berlin since 2005 and she is a member of the Berlin Council for the Arts.