Henrik Eger

HENRIK EGER, bilingual writer, author of articles, books, interviews, poems, reviews, stories, and dramas, including 8 Jewish-themed plays: Alan Lost in Boston, Happy Shalom, Mendelssohn Does Not Live Here Anymore, Metronome Ticking, Rent-controlled Apartment in the Village, The Girl on the Other Side of the Fence, Van Gogh’s Jewish Daughter, and Victorian Holiday.

Born and raised in Germany. Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois, Chicago (Dissertation: Writer Perception, Writer Projection: The Influence of Personality, Ideology, and Gender on Letters of Recommendation).

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize mail translator (German to English, at MLK’s office, SCLC, Atlanta, GA, May 1965). Tenured professor of English and Communication who taught in six countries on three continents: Europe, Asia, and North America—including four universities and one college in the U.S. (Oklahoma State University, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Sacred Heart University, and DCCC). Author of four college textbooks.

Producer and director: Multilingual Shakespeare, City Literary Institute, London. Barrymore judge who conceptualized and co-authored the Handbook for Barrymore Judges and Nominators under the auspices of the Philadelphia Theater Alliance. Board Member: Media Theater, and Theatre Ariel, the Jewish theater of Philadelphia. Editor-in-chief, Drama Around the Globe. Editor-at-large, Phindie. Senior interviewer DCMetroTheaterArts. Member, Philadelphia Dramatists Center and Dramatists Guild of America.

Articles and interviews published in the UNITED STATES:

Articles and interviews published OVERSEAS:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands: Writer’s Block;
  • Kabul, Afghanistan: Khedmat;
  • Mumbai, India: Indian Express;
  • Tehran, Iran: Kayhan International;
  • Tel Aviv, Israel: AAJT (longtime Philadelphia theater correspondent for the world’s largest Jewish theater website, see YouTube video).


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