Kai Tuchmann

Kai Tuchmann, Director, Dramaturge and Academic

Theatre | Performance | Curation

Kai Tuchmann graduated in directing from Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. He works as a dramaturge, director and academic. As a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, he helped develop the curriculum for the BA Dramaturgy program there. Kai has also researched the history of dramaturgy as a Fulbright Scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University New York, and he is a Fellow of the Mellon School of Theater at Harvard University.

In his internationally shown documentary theater works, Kai has explored the afterlife of the Cultural Revolution in contemporary China, the impact of urbanization on migrant workers in Europe and Asia, and the role of the body in the face of digital technologies. He is the co-editor of www.connectingrealities.org, which examines Indian and Asian performance practices, both traditional and contemporary, that relate to performing reality. He is also the co-translator of Li Yinan`s 当代剧场访谈录. "Juchang Performance in Contemporary Chinese Society (1980–2020)." His recent publication is the edited volume "Postdramatic Dramaturgies-Resonances between Asia and Europe" (transcript, 2022).

 As a member of Citizen TALES Commons, Kai is working towards setting up a series of site-specific documentary theatre projects, involving Cambridge-based faculty and students, as well as audiences from beyond.