Prof. Anton Rey, Institute for the Performing Arts and Film, ZHdK (Hauptgesuchsteller)

Prof. Anton Rey graduated in Zurich and Berlin and completed his Master of Arts in Theatre Studies, Philosophy and Modern German Literature. After his study he did some theatre and film projects in Berlin, Paris, Edinburgh, Vienna, Munich, He worked together with Peter Stein, Luc Bondy, Robert Wilson, Klaus-Michael Grüber, Heiner Müller, Peter Zadek, Brian McMaster, Dieter Dorn, Michel Deville, Wim Wenders and others. Since 2002 he is a lecturer, dramaturge and research fellow at the department of Performing Arts and Film (Zurich University of Arts). In 2007 he founded Institute for the Performing Arts and Film and became its director.

Dr. Demis Quadri, Accademia Teatro Dimitri, Verscio

Dr. phil. Demis Quadri has a degree in Italian Language and Literature, Romance Philology and Ethnology at the University of Fribourg (2004). In academic the year 2006/07 he made his research stay at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma. With the Institute of Theatre Studies at the University of Bern, he worked on a research project on the commedia dell’arte. Since 2009 he has been a lecturer at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio / Switzerland. Currently he is active as a researcher and head of the Advanced Studies. In 2010 he collaborated with the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève doing different block seminars. In 2011 he completed a double Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literature at the University of Fribourg and in Theatre Studies at the University of Bern. As a journalist, he writes for the weekly newspaper «Ticino7». 2014 he published in collaboration with Stefan Hulfeld, Sebastian Hauck and Stefano Mengarelli «Scenari più scelti d’istrioni. Italienisch-Deutsche Edition der einhundert Commedia all’improvviso – Szenarien aus der Sammlung Corsiniana (Vienna University Press, 2 Bde.)». Demis Quadri is a member of the Cultural Commission of the Centro Culturale Elisarion in Minusio/Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kotte, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Universität Bern

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kotte graduated in Theatre Studies, Cultural Studies and Aesthetics at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He completed his Ph.D there in 1985 with a thesis on «Das Halberstädter Adamsspiel. Ein Grenzfall mittelalterlicher Theaterkultur». Bern: Francke, 1994. After that, he was a research assistant at the Academy of Sciences and from 1987 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1988 he absolved his Habilitation to the structural changes in the Hungarian Theatre from 1980 to 1987. Since 1992 he is the director of the Institute for Theatre Studies at the University of Bern. He is also editor of the book series «Theatrum Helveticum» and «Materials of ITW Bern», so far 27 volumes are produced. He also realised the project «Encyclopaedia of Switzerland, Zurich: Chronos 2005» (online 2012). Beside that, he concted researches to the European theatre history, the systematology of the theatre studies and the relations between iconograpy and theatre. Since 2005, together with Prof. Dr. Hans van Maanen (Groningen) he took over the management of „STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems“, which investigates the theatre systems of smaller European countries.

Dr. Sabine Eggmann, Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkskunde SGV/SSTP, Basel

Dr. phil. Sabine Eggmann studied Folklore Studies/European Ethnology, Ancient History and Latin Philology at the University of Basel, where she completed her doctorate and contemporary culture concept. After the study she was an assistant at Basler Seminar for Folklore Studies/European Ethnology, she did various research projects and guest lectureships at other folkloristic-cultural studies institutes (Frankfurt, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Zurich, Graz) and teaching assignments in the master program Cultural Management at the University of Basel and the Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (IASH), Bern. She currently works as managing director of the Swiss Society of Folklore (SGV).