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Henrik Eger

Playwright, theater reviewer, editor of Drama Around the Globe, English professor who taught around the world, and a writer who appreciates the HowlRound approach to editing. 

Henrik Eger, editor of Drama Around the Globe and editor-at-large for Phindie, member of the Dramatists Guild of America, is a bilingual writer, author of Metronome Ticking (performed in Germany, Austria, and the U.S.), and other plays, reviewsarticles, interviews, poems, stories, and books.

Born in Germany, he produced and directed the Multilingual Shakespeare, London, U.K. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, with his dissertation on Writer Perception, Writer Projection. Henrik served as the German translator of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize mail and translated Reigen (La Ronde) by Arthur Schnitzler from German to English.

First a teacher, and then a professor of English who taught in six countries on three continents, including four universities and one college in the U.S., Henrik has authored four college text books. His articles on a wide range of topics, especially theater arts, have been published in the U.S. and overseas.

Board Member: Media Theater; Theatre Ariel, the Jewish theater of Philadelphia; and longtime Philadelphia theater correspondent for the world's largest Jewish theater website (see "Rescued Jewish Theater" and YouTube video).

Contact: HenrikEger@gmail.com

 

Absurd is “the new Normal” in 2017
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Absurd is “the new Normal” in 2017

Interview with Tina Brock, artistic director of IRC, Philadelphia’s only surreal theatre

3 February 2017

Henrik Eger interviews Tina Brock about how her company is responding to the current political climate in the US, and what she feels that absurdist theatre has to offer.

“Theatre Is a Great Equalizer”
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“Theatre Is a Great Equalizer”

Alzheimer’s, Humor, and Actors Who Stutter

28 February 2016

Henrik Eger looks at a musical about Alzheimer’s in Philadelphia with actors with speech impediments.

“If any of you drop dead before the next performance, I’ll kill you!”
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“If any of you drop dead before the next performance, I’ll kill you!”

Interview with Robb Hutter on Working With Seniors in Retirement Communities

17 December 2015

Henrik Eger interviews Robb Hutter about his work with Philly Senior Stage. 

Full of Grace, a Catholic Docudrama
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Full of Grace, a Catholic Docudrama

4 November 2015

Henrik Eger reports on the trajectory of the Catholic docudrama Full of Grace from vision of the late Bishop Joseph Sullivan of Brooklyn to the stage in Philadelphia.