Presenter Interview プレゼンターインタビュー
Interview with Matthias Pees,
the new Director of the Berliner Festspiele
Matthias Pees started out as a journalist, and after working as a dramaturg at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin and the Schauspiel Hannover, he started a production company in Brazil. After coming back to Germany then he worked as leading dramaturg at the Wiener Festwochen. From 2013 Pees has served as the artistic and managing director of the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt/Main until 2022. In September 2022, he was appointed Director of the Berliner Festspiele, which brings together several festivals, including the Theatertreffen, and other projects and the exhibition hall Gropius Bau. We asked Pees about his views on his new team structure and reform of the festivals.
Interviewer: Makiko Yamaguchi