Theatre and Performance Studies |
Journalism | Dramaturgy
Experimental Music Theatre | Performance Art
Irene Lehmann (Dr. phil.) arbeitet als Wissenschaftlerin, Journalistin und Dramaturgin im Feld des Experimentellen Musiktheaters und der Performancekunst.
Irene Lehmann is a Berlin based performance studies scholar and journalist with a focus on experimental music and performance art. Furthermore, she pursues ways of connecting art, artistic and academic research.
Dr. Irene Lehmann studied Theatre studies, Comparative Literature and Philosophy at Freie University Berlin and completed her PhD on politics and aesthetics in Luigi Nono’s experimental music theatre (Auf der Suche nach einem neuen Musiktheater. Politik und Ästhetik in Luigi Nonos musikthetralen Arbeiten zwischen 1960 und 1975, Wolke 2019). She was a fellow with Ev. Studienwerk Villigst, DSZV Venedig and DHI Rom and conducted research in Italian, German and American archives.
Currently, she is pursueing a PostDoc project on processes of composing performing and resonating knowledges at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg and was a PostDoc fellow at the Bavarian State Program for the Promotion of Women in Academic Research and Teaching. She inititated and co-edited Staging Gender. Reflektionen aus Theorie und Praxis der performativen Künste (transcript 2019), a book project, that created a dialogue on gender and the performative arts between academic researchers and artists.
Lehmann teaches Theatre Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg and writes as a critic on experimental music theatre, and is also active as a dramaturgic advisor. In 2018-2019, she has been involved in an artistic research cooperation with Heike Langsdorf’s Distraction as a Discipline-Project (KASK Gent, Belgium) and is currently a Co-Researcher in Pia Palme’s Fragility of Sound Project (KUG Graz, Austria https://www.fragilityofsounds.org/co-research/) where she continues her research on composing performing and resonating knowledges. (see also https://irenelehmann.com/startseite/resonating-knowledges/)
Lehmann has also worked in the field of cultural management, mainly with different Berlin based festivals and concert formats for experimental music, such as MaerzMusik, Kontraklang and Echtzeitmusiktage. In 2021, she is a jury member of the Arena… der jungen Künste-Festival (Erlangen) and of Noperas! Fond Experimentelles Musiktheater (NRW).