Milo Rau


Milo Rau簡介

Milo Rau (born January 25, 1977) is a Swiss theater director, journalist, essayist and lecturer. He won the Swiss Theater Award in 2014.

Rau was born in Bern, Switzerland. He studied sociology, German and Roman studies in Paris, Zurich and Berlin under Tzvetan Todorov and Pierre Bourdieu, among others. He started his first reporting trips in 1997. From 2000 he worked as an author for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and from 2003 as a director and writer at home and abroad with, among others, the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zurich, Teatrul Odeon Bucharest and Beursschouwburg in Brussels.

In 2007, Rau founded the theatre and film production company International Institute of Political Murder (IIPM) which he has been running ever since. The company was founded with a focus on documenting the last hours of Elena and Nicolae Ceaușescu, who were executed on December 25, 1989. Over time, it developed into an institution that focused on documenting notable historical global events through the mediums of films, literature, documentaries and research papers. In September 2010, Nicolae Ceaușescu's son sued IIPM demanding they cease the use of his family name Ceaușescu.

Rau's theatrical works and films have been invited to some of the biggest national and international festivals, including in 2012-2013 the Berliner Theatertreffen, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Wiener Festwochen, the Kunstenfestival in Brussels and the Radikal jung Festival, where he was awarded the critics' prize for direction. Alongside his work for stage and film, Milo Rau lectures on direction, cultural theory and social sculpture at universities and colleges. His productions, campaigns and films have been invited to the Festival d’Avignon among others and nominated for the Prix de Soleure, while also touring the world. The Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger recently named him one of today’s "most sought-after directors," with the German weekly Der Freitag calling him “the most controversial theatre director of his generation”.


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April 09, 2020


智利十月中宣佈地鐵加價,引發首都聖地亞哥過百萬人上街,雖然政府後來撤回加價決定,但人民仍因社會存在已久的不平等現象,繼續逼總統Sebastian Pinera落台,並要求大幅改革經濟。遊行以學生和青年人為主,他們高舉示威牌,寫上各大訴求,包括更佳的薪酬、改善退休金保障、推行教育和醫療改革等。部份司機更堵路,為爭取取消濫收昂貴的道路使用費,演變為近30年最大規模的社會運動。兩個月後,聯合國發表報告,批評智利軍警對示威者使用過度暴力,...


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February 08, 2020

藝民談, 戲劇.音樂劇,


這裡想分享的是荷蘭阿姆斯特丹DAS劇院碩士課程的藝術總監Silvia Bottiroli令我深深震撼的作品,震撼是因爲它跟每天在香港不同角落正在發生的事情,都可以產生或大或小的回響。作品在2015年意大利Santarcangelo藝術節出現,Silvia當時是藝術節的策展人,除了是資深的藝術活動策劃外,...


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January 06, 2019

藝民談, 戲劇.音樂劇,

出任比利時NTGent劇院2018/19劇季藝術總監的瑞士導演及作家Milo Rau,在2018年5月為未來的城市劇場擬定「Ghent宣言」,宣告:劇場不再只是描繪世界和真實,而是要改變世界,劇場的再現(representation) 本身就是真實。...

香港話劇團與西九聯合主辦「香港國際黑盒劇場節」 點止四個演出咁簡單?


September 28, 2018

業內發佈, 戲劇.音樂劇,


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