Guest Performance Schaubühne Berlin: Who Killed my Father

Actor and writer Edouard Louis stands wearing a black costume cape and gold party hat on a stage. A photo of two children wearing party hats is projected in the background and more photos hang on a clothesline on the stage. Louis has a serious look on his face. © Jean-Louis Fernandez


St. Ann's Warehouse

Written and performed by Édouard Louis, directed by Thomas Ostermeier

Following their “brutal and bracingly intimate” masterpiece, History of Violence (Time Out), Schaubühne Berlin returns to St. Ann’s Warehouse with another blockbuster collaboration. This time, in Who Killed My Father, Thomas Ostermeier directs Édouard Louis in a gripping solo performance. Once again, Louis brings his politics home – venting rage and discovering a love for his infirm father, a broken member of the working class condemned to a premature death by a system that shows no mercy.

The tour of the Schaubühne is supported by Goethe-Institut and the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.

Performed in French with English subtitles.

Édouard Louis (born 1992) is a French writer. The English-language version of his novel “Qui a tué mon père / Who killed my father” was published in 2019.

Thomas Ostermeier (born 1968) is resident director of the Schaubühne Berlin. His productions are touring worldwide.