Theatre and Performance

Theater und Performance © Iko Freese/DRAMA

Contemporary acting and director's theatre have become increasingly associated with the fields of performance and documentary theatre in recent years. This category offers a comprehensive overview of trends, topical themes and developments, as well as journalistic profiles of key artists working in Germany and directors' collectives.


A former rebel speaks to The Congo Tribunal as an anonymous witness. Although it was an art project, the staging had a real impact. Photo (detail): © Vinca Film

Interview with Milo Rau
“This trial would never have been possible in The Hague”

One of the few court hearings to address the crimes committed in Eastern Congo was actually an art project: theatre and film director Milo Rau’s “The Congo Tribunal” has had a significant impact and cost three ministers their posts.