Director Milo Rau creates a unique theatre that consistently blurs the boundaries between art, critical commentary and political intervention. His pieces have repeatedly triggered controversial public debates. He is constantly developing new formats between theatre, film and discourse, working together with activists around the world to intervene in urgent political conflicts. In 2015 Rau gathered 60 witnesses and experts for his Congo Tribunal in the Congolese civil war zone. When the Corona crisis developed into a worldwide pandemic, he, together with his team and indigenous environmental activists was in the Brazilian rainforest rehearing for the piece Antigone in the Amazon. In 2007 he founded the IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder. Milo Rau has received numerous awards for his work, including the Prize of the International Theatre Institute in 2016. Since 2018 he has been artistic director of the Dutch Theatre Gent.
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