Representative of BVTS / Germany
(*1952) Theatre/drama-teacher in secondary and upper secondary schools in Frankfurt/Main. Film- and theatre projects in schools since 35 years. Founded Frankfurts annual school theatre festival (1984) and the institution “Schultheater-Studio” (1991), Frankfurt’s dramapaedagogical Centre. Chaired all Hessen State official in-service-teacher-training and official curricula-commissions. Responsible for official drama last examination (Abitur) standards, legal for all german states (KMK, 2006). Published TIE-handbook (1994) and the books “Theater in der Schule” (2000) and “Zukunft Schultheater” (2008) and many articles in different journals. President of National Association for Theatre in Education BVDS 1995 to 2008, IDEA-Europe coordinator since 2006. Board member of National council of arts (Deutscher Kulturrat) and active in our National Association for Cultural Education BKJ. Joined german delegation in UNESCO World Congresses for Arts Education 2006 in Lisbon and 2010 in Seoul. Member of the german-austrian-switzerland Road-Map-task-force by german UNESCO commission. One of the coordinators of the internat. Project “Applied Theatre and intercultural work/learning” under the umbrella of IDEA together with ANRAT, TENet, AGITA, BVTS, ND and BDD 2007 – 2010. Joined WAAE from the first internat. summit 2007 Hongkong until the Hanghzou-summit, China 2016. EC-member in IDEA since 2017 (treasurer).