Matthias Warstat is Full Professor of Theatre Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. After graduating in theatre studies and modern history at Freie Universität Berlin (1999), he worked in a collaborative research network on “Theatricality as a Paradigm for Cultural Studies” and finished his PhD-thesis on theatrical aspects of early 20th-century working class celebrations in 2002. In his habilitation thesis (2008) he analysed the dialectics of crisis and healing in avant-garde theatre and aesthetics. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Chair of Theatre and Media Studies at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2012, he was awarded an ERC-Advanced Grant for the project “The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre”. His main research areas: contemporary theatre and society, modern European theatre history (19th and 20th century), theatricality of politics.
As of January 2018