Christoph Lepschy, Univ.Prof.

University Professor in Dramaturgy

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Christoph Lepschy, Dramaturg and Professor for dramaturgy, born in 1967, studied at University of Munich (Germany) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and graduated in literature and theatre studies.


He worked as puppeteer and since 1989 as Artistic Director of international puppet and object theatre festivals in Augsburg, Munich and Magdeburg. Since 1996 he is Dramaturg at several municipal and state theatres, f.e. Schauburg München, Theater Freiburg, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart, Theater Basel, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Münchner Kammerspiele and at the Salzburg Festival.


He worked together with many renowned directors from different countries (among others: Cao Kefei, Karin Henkel, Jan Klata, Hans-Werner Kroesinger, Volker Lösch, Nikita Milivojevic, Gyula Molnar, Amélie Niermeyer, Christiane Pohle, Stephan Rottkamp, Christine Umpfenbach, Tian Gebing) and developed numerous international projects. Since 2005 intensive engagement in Chinese theatre, collaboration with several Chinese theatre artists. Since 2012 he is continuously working with Paper Tiger Theatre Studio Beijing.


2009 he has been appointed professor for dramaturgy at University Mozarteum Salzburg (Thomas-Bernhard-Institut). He gave lectures and workshops at theatre academies and universities in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Hongkong, Shenzhen, Taipei, Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Trier, Munich, Berlin and Tel Aviv.


2016 and 2017 he is invited to teach as International Chair Professor at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). Several publications in periodicals and books, f.e. on puppet theatre, german literature, chinese theatre and the process of rehearsals. He recently coedited a comprehensive volume on contemporary Chinese theatre.