Born in 1977 near Cologne, Yvonne Büdenhölzer studied German and Education in Bonn. Alongside her studies she worked as an assistant director and dramaturg for numerous theatre and fringe productions as well as for the biennial theatre festival “New Plays From Europe” in Bonn and Wiesbaden. From 2005 until 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer has run the Stückemarkt for the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In October 2009 she was the initiator for the symposium “In a Spin. The Future of Contemporary Drama” at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
In the 2009/10 season she curated (together with Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler and Manfred Beilharz) and managed the biennial theatre festival “New Plays From Europe” in Wiesbaden and Mainz. She has lectured at the Free University in Berlin since 2005 on the course in Applied Literary Studies. She is a member of the Rat für die Künste.
Since 2012, Yvonne Büdenhölzer is the director of the Theatertreffen.
As of: April 2014