Interviews

Interviews with writers are the precious moments for me to read invisible lines in their writings.


Interview with Hans-Thies Lehmann on “Postdramatic Theatre” and Brecht on Contemporary German Theatre 

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Grafitti Cafe, Berlin, Germany, February 20, 2016

I had a chance to conduct an in-person interview with Hans-Thies Lehmann, who is the author of Postdramatic Theatre and Professor Emeritus of Theatre Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We talked about his book and Brecht in contemporary German theatre.


Interview with Manfred Karge on Brecht, Castorf, History of Berliner Ensemble, Directing, and Acting

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Berliner Ensemble Kantine, Berlin, Germany, February 26, 2016

I conducted an in-person interview with Manfred Karge, who is an actor, dramatist, and director. We talked about Brecht, Castorf, history of Berliner Ensemble, and his experience of directing and acting at the Berliner Ensemble.


Interview with Wolfgang Schneider on “Theatre für Kinder” and the Quality and Aesthetic of Theatre for Young Audiences 

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Gasthof Wiesenmühle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, April 10, 2011

I had a long conversation with Wolfgang Schneider, who is the former president of ASSITEJ and Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Hildesheim in Hildesheim, Germany. We talked about the quality and aesthetic of theatre for young audiences. We went to the National Theatre Mannheim to see the premiere of Boy with a Suitcase, an Indian-German co-production. We also attended the premiere of a magazine about TYA in India.


Interview with Ulviye Karaca on her play, “Keloğlan Keleşoğlan” staged at the State Theatre of Ankara in Turkey

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Cüneyt Gökçer Sahnesi, Ankara, Turkey, February 28, 2008

I conducted an in-person interview with Ulviye Karaca, who is the playwright and director of Keloğlan Keleşoğlan, staged at the State Theatre of Ankara, Turkey. We talked about her award-winning play for young audiences. My interview with Karaca was published in the theatre magazine, Tiyatro… Tiyatro… in May 2008.