Roland Quitt works as a freelance dramaturg, curator and author in the field of contemporary music theatre. He studied German, philosophy and musicology at the FU Berlin. Until 2009, he conceived more than 30 world premieres in the field of new music theatre beyond the opera form for the Theater Bielefeld and the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Together with Laura Berman, he initiated the first worldwide competition for new music theatre, Music Theater NOW, as part of the International Theatre Institute. He is chairman of the association “Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin” (ZMB), in which Berlin’s independent music theatre scene has come together, and artistic director of the BAM – Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater.