Sebastian Kirsch is a German theatre scholar currently affiliated as a Feodor Lynen research fellow to the Department of German Studies at NYU.
Having worked particularly on the history of the baroque theatre and of the ancient chorus, he holds his PhD ("Das Reale der Perspektive", 2011, publ. 2013) and his habilitation ("Chor-Denken", 2018, publ. to come in 2020) from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Mr. Kirsch also had research positions at the universities of Vienna and Düsseldorf.
Next to his academic work he worked as an editor and regular author for the German theatre magazin "Theater der Zeit" (2007-2013) and has been cooperating as a dramaturg with directors and performers Johannes Schmit and Hans-Peter Litscher.