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. From 2005 to 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer was Head of the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In October 2009, she initiated the symposium “Schleudergang Neue Dramatik – Zur Zukunft der zeitgenössischen Dramatik (Spin Cycle New Drama – On the future of contemporary drama)” at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. In 2009/2010, she was curator (together with Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler and Manfred Beilharz) and festival manager for the theatre biennial New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden and Mainz. From 2005 to 2015 she was a visiting lecturer for the course of Applied Literary Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2012 to 2015 she was a member of the Berlin Council for the Arts.