András Dömötör was born in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, in 1978 and now lives in Budapest and Berlin. He studied Acting and Directing at the Academy of Film and Theatre in Budapest. He has worked exclusively as a director since 2009, as well as teaching Acting at the Academy of Film and Theatre in Budapest. In Hungary he regularly works together with the ensemble of the Katona József Theatre. Since 2014 he has mainly directed in German-speaking countries, at theatres including the Maxim Gorki Theater and Deutsches Theater in Berlin and Schauspielhaus Graz. Significant productions include «Siren Song» by Péter Nádas (2011), Peter Weiss’s «Marat/Sade» (2016) at the Katona József Theatre, the devised play «Mephistoland» (2016) at the Maxim Gorki Theater, Jarry’s «Ubu Roi» (2016) at the Deutsches Theater Berlin and «Job» after the novel by Joseph Roth at Schauspielhaus Graz (2017). In 2018 he directed both «Conspirator» by Joël László at Theater Basel, and Maxim Gorki’s «The Last Ones» at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. He directed «at our feet, the gold, disappeared from the ground» by Svealena Kutschke for the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in 2019 and «The Plague» by Albert Camus the same year. At Staatstheater Hannover he also directed «The Marriage of Figaro» by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (2020).
«Once the social order has been consolidated, anyone who is not alarmed by reality is as free as they wish,» Jean Jourdheuil wrote about Labiche’s work. But in this play, that alarm is felt: Lenglumé begins to realise what he might be capable of and as a result – at least for a day – his self-assurance and satisfaction crumble.Die Affäre Rue de Lourcine (THE AFFAIR IN THE RUE DE LOURCINE)