In conversation with Mark Yeoman

Mark Yeoman is artistic director of Noorderzon, performing arts festival in Groningen. Having grown up in Britain, he studied History at St. Andrews University before moving to Germany in 1986, and since then has been first an actor, then a writer and freelance director in various countries in Europe, and by now speaks several languages, some of them quite badly. After being 'traumatized by Shakespeare' at an early age, his work has often focused on 'the de-mystification of the theater, in order to make more clear what is special about it'. He has served several years as an external adviser on international project funding to the Dutch Cultural Fund (FPK+), and recently was a mentor on the EU Space program for Young International Programmers.