Milo Rau | NTGent (Ghent)
02.11. 20:00 – 21:40
03.11. 18:30 – 20:10
Münchner Kammerspiele Kammer 1
entrance € 41,00 | reduced € 8,00
The tickets of the different price categories cost between €10 and €41 | Artist talk after both performances, moderated by Stefan Bläske | After the presentation shuttle service to 12AM: AWAKE & LOOKING DOWN in HochX
Dutch, Arabic and English with German and English supertitles
The ORESTEIA is not merely the only trilogy that has come down to us from the theatre of antiquity; it is also the founding myth of western civilisation. In OREST IN MOSSUL, Milo Rau transports this antique material and travels with his ensemble to war-ravaged Mosul. The “Islamic State” declared its caliphate in the Iraqi town in 2014. In barely any other place in the world does the principle of blood vengeance, the never-ending cycle of revenge which also drives Orestes, seem more manifest than here, where inhabitants are confronted with the question of how to deal with captured IS fighters. Milo Rau stages this tragedy with a mixed ensemble of actors of European and Iraqi descent, and with investigations and sub-projects in Mosul presented in the form of video projections. The overarching question is: Is it possible to break the cycle of violence in Mosul and replace it with a principle of jurisdiction, integration and reconciliation?
Milo Rau was at SPIELART in 2015 with THE CIVIL WARS and THE DARK AGES and in 2017 with DIE 120 TAGE VON SODOM.
With Duraid Abbas Ghaieb | Susana AbdulMajid | Elsie de Brauw | Johan Leysen | Bert Luppes | Marijke Pinoy Actors on video Baraa Ali | Khitam Idress| Risto Kübar | Khalid Rawi Musicians on video Suleik Salim Al-Khabbaz | Saif Al-Taee | Firas Atraqchi | Nabeel Atraqchi | Zaidun Haitham | Rabee Nameer Chorus on video Ahmed Abdul Razzaq Hussein | Hatal Al-Hianey | Younis Anad Gabori | Mustafa Dargham | Abdallah Nawfal | Mohamed Saalim | Rayan Shihab Ahmed | Hassan Taha Text Milo Rau & ensemble Based on the Oresteia by Aeschylus
Direction Milo Rau Dramaturgy Stefan Bläske Set ruimtevaarders Costume design An De Mol Light design Dennis Diels Film Moritz von Dungern | Daniel Demoustier Film editing Joris Vertenten Musical arrangement & composition Saskia Venegas Aernouts Music Mad World Publishing BMG rights management Directing assistant Katelijne Laevens Production manager Noemi Suarez Sanchez Tour manager Elli De Meyer Stage manager Marijn Vlaeminck Technical production Oliver Houttekiet Sound Dimitri Devos Video technician Stijn Pauwels Light technician Dennis Diels | Geert de Rodder Stage technician Jeroen Vanhoutte Dresser Nancy Colman | Micheline D’hertoge Dramaturgy assistant Eline Banken Second directing assistant Bo Alfaro Decreton Intern dramaturgy Liam Rees Creation subtitles Eline Banken Running subtitles Katelijne Laevens | Elli De Meyer
Milo Rau (*1977) studied sociology, German Studies and Romance Studies. Since 2002 he has published and released over 50 plays, films, books and campaigns. His productions have featured at all the major international festivals, including the Berliner Theatertreffen, the Festival d’Avignon, the Venice Biennale, the Wiener Festwochen and the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels. In 2018 he was awarded the European Theatre Prize, and in 2019 he became the first honorary doctor at the Theatre Department of the University of Lund (Sweden). Since season 2018/19 Milo Rau is artistic director of NTGent, where he aims to establish a "global people's theatre" specialized on international touring.
Production Schauspielhaus Bochum und NTGent Co-production Tandem Arras-Douai Funding Romaeuropa Festival
This production was realised with support from the Belgian Tax Shelter.
Realization in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele
With the support of the Flemish government and the City of Ghent