Eva Brenner (Vienna, Austria) is an independent experimental theater worker, author, and producer. After studying art, theater history, as well as stage design in Vienna, she worked for five years in Austrian, Swiss and German theaters before moving to the USA in 1980. Here she studied Performing Arts and Performance Studies at NYU (M.A. 1983 and Ph.D. 1994 under Richard Schechner), and became co-founder of the independent political Castillo Theater. Since 1994 she has been working out of Vienna, as artistic director of the experimental theater collective PROJEKT THEATER STUDIO/FLEISCHEREI_mobil, where she directed over 50 political performances and new formats of socio-theatre with migrants and community people. Currently she is working on a new concept for a Community Theater Center in Vienna, Austria. She has toured, lectured and given workshops internationally (Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Israel, Poland, Hungary, USA, China and others) and in 2013 published her book about independent theater ADPATATION or RESISTANCE, The Loss of Diversity (Promedia, Vienna).