In conversation with Judith Blankenberg

Judith Blankenberg works as a programmer for Grand Theatre and Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen. Her programming career started in Rotterdam at Festival De Keuze, which is part of the city theatre Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Before running the festival herself, she assisted Annemie Vanackere (Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin), and collaborated subsequently with Mark Yeoman (Noorderzon, Groningen) – the former artistic directors of Festival De Keuze. She received training in dramaturgy at Utrecht University. During her advanced masters Theatre Studies at the University of Antwerp she worked as an intern for Noorderzon and wrote a thesis about programming international festivals in the Netherlands. She lives and works in Groningen.