Nora Hertlein-Hull, born in Austria in 1982, studied theatre, film and media studies as well as Romance philology in Vienna and Bologna. For several years, she worked as an assistant director at theatres including Vienna’s Burgtheater, before turning to international festival production. She had a close working relationship with the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma (New York), including their production “Life and Times – Episodes 1-5”. As an international touring director and production manager, she worked for Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller (Oslo/Berlin), Salzburger Festspiele as well as Romeo Castellucci (“Ödipus der Tyrann”) and Schaubühne Berlin.
Nora Hertlein-Hull lived in the US from 2015 to 2018, where she studied “Social and Cultural Analysis” at New York University as a Fulbright Scholar. During this period, she supported Thalia Theater Hamburg as a curatorial scout for the festival Theater der Welt as well as arranging performances of US-American productions in Europe, such as Taylor Mac’s show “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music” at Berliner Festspiele. She joined Thalia Theater in 2018/19 and has been working there as a curator for the international programme and director of the annual festival “Lessingtage”. Most recently, she also worked at KOSMOS CHEMNITZ as a curator for the performance programme of Chemnitz Capital of Culture 2025, and she was a member of the selection jury of ArtEvolution, a production grant for young artists funded by Goethe-Institut Lebanon. She has been a member of the Board of the ITI Germany since 2021. Nora Hertlein-Hull will assume the directorship of Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen from 1 January 2024.
As of: September 2023