Portrait of Janis El-Bira

Janis El-Bira © Hannes Wiedemann

Janis El-Bira

Janis El-Bira was born in Braunschweig in 1986, studied philosophy and history in Berlin and has been working as a critic, author and moderator with a focus on theatre. Since 2016, he has been a freelance editor and moderator of the radio programme “Rang 1 – Das Theatermagazin” on Deutschlandfunk Kultur and in 2019, he joined the editorial team of nachtkritik.de. He has also written texts and articles for Berliner Zeitung, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and SWR2. From 2016 to 2019, he was project leader of Theatertreffen-Blog, a project for the promotion of emerging journalists. He has been a jury member for Mülheim Dramatists’ Award, Fonds Darstellende Künste and the festival Politik im Freien Theater.

As of: May 2023

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