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ANTJE OEGEL is the founder of AOInternational (AOI), a NYC-based agency that represents American and international artists, including Young Jean Lee, Thomas Bradshaw, Lisa D’Amour, Sibyl Kempson, Guillermo Calderon, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and David Levine for both theater and TV & film. Originally from Germany, Antje worked at the Euro-Scene Leipzig, an international theater and dance festival and then became the co-artistic director of the theatre Schaubühne Leipzig. Antje came to NYC in 2002 and worked at MCC Theater before becoming a theater agent at Bret Adams, Ltd. In addition to her work at AOI, Antje co-runs 53rd State Press along with founder, Karinne Keithley Syers. 53rd State Press is dedicated to publishing performance texts and new plays, including works by Pig Iron, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Miguel Gutierrez and the upcoming Rude Mechanicals’ anthology. She is also the co-founder of Drama Panorama, a Berlin-based forum for international theater translation. Find out more at

TOM SELLAR is editor of Yale’s international performance journal Theater. Under his editorship since 2003, Theater has published plays, criticism, reportage and creative dossiers by leading global artists and authors. Tom is professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale University, where he teaches courses in contemporary global performance and theater, critical practice, and performance curating. He currently serves as chief theater critic of the Village Voice, where he has written about New York performing arts since 2001. Tom curates public programs at Yale and for organizations including Philadelphia Fringe Arts and the Prague Quadrennial. A New York City native, he is a proud resident of Brooklyn.