A Theater of Transparency in the Age of Extraction

Lily Climenhaga and Piet Defraeye, the intrepid guest co-editors of Theater’s special issue on director Milo Rau, connected with Rau in Spring 2021 for a wide-ranging conversation about his work. Topics included the importance of theatrical knowledge; Rau’s relationship to written text; the promise and peril of restagings; his obsession with Belgium and its colonial history; his attraction to opera; the ethical position of European theater institutions; the act of witnessing; and the howling of wolves.

Read the edited transcript here.

View the videos on the following topics:

Rau on Dramaturgy here.

Rau on Geography here.

Rau on Ghent Manifesto here.

Rau on Theater and Change here.

Rau on Translation here.