Rolf C. Hemke

Rolf C. Hemke is a dramaturg, curator and writer based in Cologne / Germany. He has been responsible for the international programme (festival „theatre landscapes“, turkish season „istanbul sahnesi“ and concert series „soundscapes“) at Theater an der Ruhr in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany since 2007. Since 2010 he has been cocurating as well Luxemburg´s Fundamental theatre festival. From 1992 to 2002, he was a freelance cultural journalist for Frankfurter Rundschau, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wiener Standard, and public radio broadcasters, amongst others. From 2014 to 16 he was freelancing as artistic advisor for Vienna festival with an emphasis on Africa and the Arab world. As a frelance dramaturg and translator he is working in 2017 for companies like Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Theater Freiburg, National theatre of Luxemburg. Besides numerous other publications, he released the bilingual research volumes ‘Theatre in Sub-Saharan Africa,’ published by Theater der Zeit, in 2010 and `Theatre in the Arab World´as well published by Theater der Zeit in 2013 and in French by Sud editions Tunis in 2015.

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