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Dramaturgy at the Yale Rep: An Interview with Gitta Honegger

An interview with director and dramaturg Gitta Honegger. She received her Ph.D. in Theaterwissenschaft from the University of Vienna. She first came to the United States to do research for her doctoral dissertation about Eugene O’Neill. She was an actress at the Vienna Burgtheater, Schauspielhaus Zürich and other major German repertory companies. In this country she has worked as a director, translator and dramaturg in New York and regional theaters, such as the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., as well as the Williamstown Theater Festival and the National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Ct. She has translated the plays of Thomas Bernhard and Elias Canetti. Her translation of Franz Xaver Kroetz’ *Help Wanted* had its
American premiere at the Yale School of Drama, and was subsequently staged at the Los Angeles Theater Center, and, most recently, by Joanne Akalaitis at the Theater for the New City in New York. Gitta Honegger is contributing editor of *Theater and Performing Arts Journal* and also writes for *Theater Heute* and *Die Zeit*. This is her third year as Resident Dramaturg at the Yale Repertory Theater and as a member of the faculty at the Yale School of Drama. She recently directed George Buechner’s *Leonce and Lena* at the Yale University Theater.

Bly, Mark. “Dramaturgy at the Yale Rep: An Interview with Gitta Honegger.” *Theater* 17, no. 3 (1986): 33-37.