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Wed, Feb 07


New York

Excerpt Screenings + Talk with Milo Rau

Join us for excerpt screenings of Milo Rau's films followed by a talk with Frank Hentschker.

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Excerpt Screenings + Talk with Milo Rau
Excerpt Screenings + Talk with Milo Rau

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Feb 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

New York, 365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA


About the event

Milo Rau will show and discuss excerpts of his Global Realism projects like Congo Tribunal, New Gospel, Antigone in the Amazon and Orestes in Mosul, followed by a talk with Frank Hentschker.

Rau asks: What would Jesus preach in the 21st century? Who would his disciples be? What would a political Antigone for the 21st century, together with indigenous people, activists and actors from Brazil and Europe look like?  Can theatre be a real stage for a tribune about the brutal 20 year civil war in Congo? Can a Greek tragedy really help heal a burnt city like Mosul in Iraq? What can and does a theatre play leave behind--what impact can it have in the real world?

Milo Rau, born 1977 in Bern, is director, writer and artist in residence at NTGent. Rau studied sociology, German and Romance languages and literature in Paris, Berlin and Zurich with Pierre Bourdieu and Tzvetan Todorov, among others. Critics call him the "most influential" (Die Zeit), "most awarded­" (Le Soir), "most interesting" (De Standaard), "most controversial" (La Repubblica), "most scandalous" (New York Times) or "most ambitious" (The Guardian) artist of our time. Since 2002 he has published over 50 plays, films, books and actions.

Rau's theatre productions have been shown at all major international festivals, including the Berlin Theatertreffen, the Festival d'Avignon, the Venice Biennale, the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, and have been touring in over 30 countries worldwide. Milo Rau has received many awards, including the 3sat Prize 2017, the Saarbrücken Poetics Lectureship for Drama 2017 and, as the youngest artist after Frank Castorf and Pina Bausch, the renowned ITI Prize of the World Theatre Day in 2016. In 2017, Milo Rau was voted Director of the Year in a survey conducted by Deutsche Bühne, in 2018 he received the European Theatre Prize for his life's work and in 2019 he was the first artist ever to be appointed Associated Artist of the European Association of Theatre and­ Performance – EASTAP. In 2020 he received the renowned Münster Poetry Lectureship for his complete artistic oeuvre. His plays were voted "Best of the Year" in critics' surveys in over 10 countries. In 2019 he received an honorary doctorate from Lund University in Sweden, in 2020 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Ghent University.

Since 1 July 2023 Milo is Intendant of the Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen).

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