Prof. Hans-Jürgen Drescher
Hans-Jürgen Drescher (born in 1954 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe) studied German Language and Literature, Philosophy, History and History of Art in Marburg, Berlin and Frankfurt/Main. He graduated with a Master of Arts. From 1980 to 1987 he worked as a dramaturge at Frankfurt Opera House under Michael Gielen and Klaus Zehelein and worked with directors such as Ruth Berghaus, Herbert Wernicke and Christof Nel and as a ballet dramaturge with William Forsythe. Subsequently, he was head dramaturge of Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen and at Schauspiel des Nationaltheaters Mannheim.
Since 1991 he has been in charge of publisher Suhrkamp Theater- und Medienverlag, Frankfurt/Main (since 2010 Berlin). From 1994 to 2008 he lectured at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt (Directing class Prof. Hans Hollmann, Prof. Christoph Loy). In 1994 he was appointed to the Academy of Performing Arts in Frankfurt; since 2009 he has been Vice President of the Academy. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Board and the Stage and Media Commission of the Association of German Stage and Media Publishers (Bühnen- und Medienkommission des Verbandes Deutscher Bühnen- und Medienverlage, VDB) in Berlin. In 2008 he was appointed a member of the Advisory Board for Theatre/Dance of the Goethe Institute and a member of the jury of the Baden-Baden Television Film Festival.
Since 1994 he has been lecturer for Dramaturgy at HfG Offenbach in the Subject Area Stage and Costume Design and in 2001 was appointed Honorary Professor at HfG Offenbach.