Irene Girkinger becomes director of the Tyrolean State Theater

From the 2023/24 season onwards, the Tiroler Landestheater will again have a woman as artistic director: Irene Girkinger will succeed Johannes Reitmeier. Girkinger is currently the director of the United Theaters in Bolzano and was able to prevail among 44 applicants, the state of Tyrol announced on Friday. Nine people were shortlisted and had to assert themselves in a hearing before a jury.

Tyrol’s cultural councilor Beate Palfrader (ÖVP) and Innsbruck’s mayor Georg Willi (Greens) stated in a broadcast that Girkinger was “excellently networked regionally and internationally”. They were able to convince through their “competence, exciting ideas for the program design of the multi-branch house as well as their approach to open the theater more to the city, the region and Europe and to attract new audiences”, they justified the selection. The state of Tyrol and the city of Innsbruck are partners in the Tyrolean state theater.

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