Biography

Betty Yi-Chun Chen is dramaturg and translator. She studied English Literature and Theatre Studies in Taipei and Bochum. From 2012 to 2022, she worked intensively with the Taipei Arts Festival. In 2020, she moved to Munich where she continues to work as freelance dramaturg and at the Spielart Theatre Festival. She has worked with artists and curators from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Germany. A constant emphasis in her work is the friction between individual and collective narratives. She writes about contemporary practices of political theatre and has translated a dozen books and plays from German/English to Chinese.