YVONNE GEBAUER was born in 1972 and studied German philology, philosophy and religious studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1998 she has worked as a dramaturg for theatre and opera. She regularly collaborated with directors Hans Neuenfels, Kazuko Wanatabe, Claus Guth, Christof Loy and Nadja Loschky, and has also worked with Johan Simons, Frank Hilbrich, Tobias Kratzer, David Hermann and Amélie Niemayer.
She has lectured on dramaturgy at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaft Hamburg, in Erich Wonder’s class at the Akademie für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. She teached in Amélie Niermeyer’s class at the Salzburg Mozarteum, at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin and the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee. From 2001–8 she worked as a freelance writer in the literature department of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, and from 2009–18 she was an image dramaturg for Bavarian State Opera and the picture editor of the in-house magazine Max Joseph.