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The Martin E. Segal Theater Center presents

Hans-Thies Lehmann – Postdramatic Theater

At the Segal Theatre Film and Performance Festival 2024

A film by

Christoph Rüter


This film will be available to watch online on the festival website May 16th onwards for 3 weeks.

About The Film





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Hans-Thies Lehmann - Postdramatic Theater a co-production of Akademie der Künste Berlin and Christoph Rüter Filmproduktion, 43 min., 2019 with: Nele Hertling, Frank Hentschker, Hans-Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Tom Stromberg
On the occasion of the symposium "Postdramatic Theater Worldwide" at the Akademie der Künste Berlin 2019, the above-mentioned film was commissioned by the AdK.
20 years after the publication of Hans-Thies Lehmann's groundbreaking book Postdramatic Theater, the Akademie der Künste Berlin held a two-day symposium to discuss international resonances and perspectives of postdramatic theater in academia and the arts.

a film by Christoph Rüter, Camera: Patrick Popow, Frederik Walker

About The Artist(s)

Christoph Rüter

Christoph Rüter - Filmography
Born Jan. 1st 1957, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
1976, A-levels in Münster (Westphalia), studied dramatics, philosophy and psychology in Munich and Berlin
1985 - 89, dramatic adviser at Freie Volksbühne Berlin; cooperation with Hans Neuenfels, Christof Nel, Thomas Brasch, Bob Wilson, Heiner Müller and many more

The Time is out of Joint/Die Zeit ist aus den Fugen - WDR/own production, 1989-91, 100’ Inter City Express/Zwischen Städten Schnell - WDR/ZDF/Arte, 1993, 30’
Neugier & Risiko/ Curiosity & Risk – SFB/Arte, 60’
Nach Vollzug/Comprehension – 1998, 3sat, 1997, 60’
L'Homme de Passage – The director Klaus Michael Grüber, Arte/WDR, 1999, 75’
Klaus Kinski – Ich bin kein Schauspieler/I am not an actor - Arte/WDR, 2000, 45’
Ulrich Wildgruber – Um das Leben spielen/Play for life - 3sat/NDR, 2000, 50’
Curt Bois – Charakterkomiker Character Comedian - 3sat/RBB, , 2001, 45’
Ute Lemper – There is no Paradise - Arte/WDR, 2002, 60’
Klaus Kammer – Er spielte seinen Schatten mit/He played his shadow with (as producer) – by Andreas Lewin, 2003, RBB/Christoph Rüter Film production, 75’
Angela Winkler – Einfach und stolz/Simple and proud – Arte/WDR/3sat, 2004, 85’
Thomas Brasch – 3sat, 2005, 30’
Jörg Fauser – Rohstoff/Raw Material – 3sat, 2006, 45’
Ulrich Mühe - Jetzt bin ich allein/Now I am alone – 3sat/Arte, 2008, 60’
Heiner Müller – ICH WILL NICHT WISSEN, WER ICH BIN/I D'ONT WANT TO KNOW WHERE I AM, Co-Author Thomas Irmer, 3sat/Arte, 2009, 60’
Thomas Brasch – BRASCH – DAS WÜNSCHEN UND DAS FÜRCHTEN/ WORDS OF WANT, WORDS OF FEAR – Cinema-Coproduction with TAG/TRAUM together with Christoph Rüter Filmproduction, with funding from 3sat, Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin, BKM, 2011, 92’
KRIMIS UND DAS DRITTE REICH/ CRIME NOVELS AND THE THIRD REICH - a Documentation about the Crime-Writer Philip Kerr, Volker Kutscher & Dominique Manotti, Arte/ZDF, 53’, 2016
HANS BLUMENBERG – The invisible Philosopher - Cinema-Coproduction with TAG/TRAUM together with Kinescope and Christoph Rüter Filmproduction, with funding from BKM, Filmstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Possehl Stiftung Lübeck, 2018, 102'
Hans-Thies Lehmann – Postdramatic Theater – a Co-Produktion with Akademie der Künste, Berlin and Christoph Rüter Filmproduktion, 43 Min., 2019

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