The EDS is currently directed by Kirsten Henry. Kirsten is a former student of Theatre Studies and English at the University of Erlangen, and has been a member of the EDS since 2001 when she acted in the production Front Page. She has since acted in a number of EDS plays and also been involved in the technical side (lighting, stage design) of several shows. Since taking over the role of director in October 2006 she has directed more than twenty EDS plays from “The Taming of the Shrew” in February 2007 to Twelfth Night in August 2019.
The EDS has seen a number of directors over its 45 year history – 15 to be precise. The longest serving director is Mr. Damian H Quinn who over a period of 20 years directed no fewer than 39 EDS productions.
The Experimentiertheater (The “EX”) is situated within the main building of the faculty of philosophy and Audimax in Erlangen and is part of the Institute for Theatre and Media. It is a technically well-equipped theatre with a variable stage area and variable seating and space for up to approximately 150 people.
For over 40 years the EDS has been a regular guest in the Experimentiertheater, at the end of each university semester.