Fabian Lempa studied Theatre and Media Studies and modern German Literature at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In his master’s thesis, he dealt with the analysability of theatrical atmospheres. In the summer semester of 2012, he was a lecturer for special tasks at the Department of Theatre and Media Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University. Between December 2012 and December 2016, he has been working – as part of the project The Aesthetics of Applied Theatre – on the ethical, political, and aesthetic aspects of theatre in business organization. Other research interests include: performance analysis, theatre historiography, and the relations between atmosphere and aesthetic experience.
In addition to his academic work, Fabian Lempa has worked, since 2009, as a freelance writer for various print and TV media (including Süddeutsche Zeitung, BILD-Zeitung, Nürnberger Nachrichten, Bayerischer Rundfunk, etc.). Since 2011, he has worked as a mentor in the mentoring program of the Alumni association of the German National Academic Foundation for the thematic areas of Theatre Studies and Journalism.