Dr. Stefan Bläske, born 1976 in Germany, is head of dramaturgy at NTGent. He studied theatre and media studies, philosophy, politics and administrative science and did his PhD at the university of Vienna on "Self-reflection and Media Reflection in contemporary theatre". 2009 to 2011 he worked as a theater critic for nachtkritik.de and others. Later, he did dramaturgy e.g. at the state theatre in Munich (Residenztheater) and taught at several universities and arts schools such as Otto Falckenberg School Munich or Zurich University of the Arts.
He has been working as a dramaturge with Milo Rau and the IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder from 2014 to 2018, in independent productions such as e.g. Empire (coproduced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels) as well as in German city theatres such as Schaubühne Berlin (Compassion and Lenin). His first project in Ghent was Five Easy Pieces, produced by CAMPO, which won several prizes in Europe and was invited to the Theatertreffen festival in Berlin. The German theatre critics selected Stefan Bläske as "dramaturge of the year" ("Theater heute") in 2017.
At NTGent, he did dramaturgy at NTGent for Lam Gods and Orestes in Mosul (Milo Rau) and worked on Histoire du théâtre II (Faustin Linyekula) and her(e) (Dalilla Hermans).
- update January 2020