Yvonne Büdenhölzer has been the Theatertreffen’s director since 2012. She was born in 1977 near Cologne and studied German philology and educational sciences and worked as a dramaturge for various municipal theatres and independent companies. At Theatertreffen 2019 she initiated and co-curated the Conference on Gender (In)Equality „Burning Issues Meets Theatertreffen“. From 2005 to 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer was Head of the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In 2009/2010, she was curator and festival manager for the theatre biennial New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden and Mainz. She was a lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin and a member of the Berlin Council for the Arts. In 2020 she received the Berlin Women's Prize for her commitment to equal opportunities in the theatre.