What is global realism?

Workshop with Milo Rau

The artistic creations of the IIPM - the International Institute of Political Murder, between theatre, film and political action.

The IIPM under its Swiss director, the author Milo Rau, has to date worked on global realism in over 50 plays, films, projects and essays; it is an art form that attempts to draw a portrait of the present day within the context of globalization - in symbolic processes, re-enactments, narratives, adaptations of the classics and political action in 30 countries up to now.

The IIPM's artistic director, Milo Rau, will speak about his work, examine his working methods and develop - in a dialogue with workshop participants and by addressing a selection of his works - the aesthetics of committed stage realism that is at home in both classical stage drama and new forms of theatre.


Milo Rau was born in Bern in 1977, he studied sociology, Romance languages and German Studies in Paris, Berlin and Zurich, including under Pierre Bourdieu and Tzvetan Todorov. Since 2002 he has published numerous plays, books and projects, which have been produced at major international festivals. Milo Rau has won various theatre awards (including a Swiss Theatre Award in 2014), most recently he was honoured with the ITI Prize on World Theatre Day, following in the footsteps of such artists as Frank Castorf, Pina Bausch, George Tabori, Heiner Goebbels and Christoph Marthaler.

Simultaneous interpretation


In german
Duration 3h