Milo Rau/IIPM

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars
The Civil Wars

05.09 – 06.09.2015

What is going on in Europe? What times are we living in? In The Civil Wars, Milo Rau stages a four-voice lecture-performance about the premises of insurrection and political engagement. Following the twists and turns of their own life-stories, four actors – Karim Bel Kacem, Sara De Bosschere, Sébastien Foucault and Johan Leysen – question the human condition in Europe at the start of the 21st century.


concept, text & direction Milo Rau | text & performance Karim Bel Kacem, Sara De Bosschere, Sébastien Foucault, Johan Leysen | research & dramaturgy Eva-Maria Bertschy | scenography & costumes Anton  Lukas | video Marc  Stephan | sound design Jens  Baudisch | light design Abdeltife  Mouhssin,  Bruno Gilbert,   Aymrik   Pech | musical advice Colette Broeckert, Eurudike De Beul | direction assistant Mirjam Knapp | research assistant Aurélie  Di  Marino | scenography & technical assistant Bruno Gilbert, Aymrik Pech | production manager Mascha Euchner-Martinez, Eva-Karen Tittmann | public relations Yven  Augustin | corporate design Nina Wolters | webmastering Jonas Weissbrodt | production IIPM | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts in collaboration with Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Kaserne Basel, Schlachthaus Theater Bern, La Bâtie –Festivalde Genève, Schaubühne am Lehnin-er Platz Berlin and Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers Paris | supported  by Stadt  Zürich  Kultur,  Pro  Helvetia,  Ernst  Göhner  Stiftung,  Migros Kulturprozent,  kulturelles.bl,  Kanton  St.Gallen  Kulturförderung/Swisslos,  Paul Schiller Stiftung, GGG Basel, Goethe-Institut Brusselsand Pianofabriek Brussels | special thanks to Radouane Attiya, Dyab Abou Jahjah, Saliha Ben Ali, Bilal Ben-yaich,  Dimitri  Bontinck,  Sébastien  Courtoy,  Christophe  Marchand,  Richard  Millet, Anne  Morelli,  Kurt  Pelda,  Véronique  Loute,  Roland Van Der Hoeven, Cécile Vanderpelen, Jan Van Goethem, Françoise Wallemacq, Catherine Wilkin, Els Witte, Hosni Zahri