Milo Rau

The writer and director of numerous plays, films, books and actions was born in Bern (Switzerland) and studied sociology and German and Romance languages and literature. Since 2018, he has been artistic director of NTGent in Belgium. His productions have toured more than 30 countries. In 2007, he founded the »International Institute of Political Murder« (IIPM). His work has been invited to festivals including the Theatertreffen in Berlin, the Festival d’Avignon, the Biennale Teatro di Venezia, the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunstenfestival in Brussels. His numerous accolades include the Swiss Theatre Award in 2014 and 2021, an award at the »Festival des Deutschen Films« in 2014, a Bern Literary Commission stipend in 2016, the 3sat Prize, Theatre Director of the Year (Deutsche Bühne), and the Theater heute Production of the Year – all in 2017 – as well as the Swiss Film Award in 2021. He has received honorary doctorates from the universities of Ghent and Lund. In 2022, he was invited to deliver the Zurich Poetics Lectures.

Mitleid. Die Geschichte des Maschinengewehrs (Compassion. The History of the Machine Gun) by Milo Rau, Director: Milo Rau (World Premiere, 2016)
LENIN by Milo Rau & Ensemble, Director: Milo Rau (World Premiere, 2017)
Everywoman by Milo Rau and Ursina Lardi, Director: Milo Rau (German Premiere of the World Premiere, 2020)