Florian Malzacher is an independent performing arts curator, dramaturge and writer. From 2012 to 2017, he was the artistic director of Impulse Theater Festival in Cologne, Dusseldorf and Mulheim/Ruhr. Before that, he was co-curator of steirischer herbst festival in Graz. As a freelance dramaturg he has worked with artists like Rimini Protokoll, Lola Arias, Mariano Pensotti and regularly with Nature Theater of Oklahoma. Together with the artist Jonas Staal he initiated the ongoing project Training for the Future. Among his mos rescent publications are Not Just a Mirror. Looking for the Political Theatre of Today (2015), Empty Stages, Crowded Flats. Performativity as Curatorial Strategy (2017, with Joanna Warsza), and Gesellschaftsspiele. Politisches Theater heute (2020). He is host of the lecture series The Art of Assembly. Florian Malzacher is based in Berlin.