Christoph Marthaler

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above all for Theater Basel. His breakthrough came in 1993, when he created the production Murx den Europäer! Murx ihn! Murx ihn! Murx ihn! Murx ihn ab! At the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Together with stage designer and regular collaborator Anna Viebrock he worked in Switzerland, East and West Berlin and at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus. Between 2000 and 2004 he led the Schauspielhaus Zürich, which was named ‘Theatre of the Year’ by German-speaking critics twice during that period. He took part in the Holland Festival six times between 1995 and 2003. More than fifteen productions by Marthaler were selected for the Berliner Theatertreffen. He has received many awards, including most recently the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennial and the Zurich Art Prize. His recent productions Tessa Blomstedt gibt nicht auf, Hallelujah, Bekannte Gefühle, Gemischte Gesichter, King Size, Das Weisse vom Ei and Isoldes Abendbrot have been shown worldwide at a variety of festivals. In 2017 Marthaler directed Die Wehleider at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg and the opera Lulu at the Staatsoper Hamburg. Starting in 2018, Marthaler will be directing the Ruhrtriennale together with intendant Stefanie Carp.