Thom Luz

Resident Director

Thom Luz was born in Zurich, studied at the Zürcher Hochschule für Musik und Theater and directs productions for both fringe and state theatres in Switzerland, Germany and France. In 2014 he was voted Young Director of the Year by the critics in the annual poll for «Theater heute» magazine. Thom Luz became a Resident Director at Theater Basel in 2015 and his productions there were invited to the Heidelberger Stückemarkt, the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Kontakt International Theatre Festival in Toruń, the Maillon in Strasbourg and the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris. «Atlas of the Outlying Islands» (2015, Schauspiel Hannover), «Sad Magician» (2017, Staatstheater Mainz) and «Girl from the Fog Machine Factory» (2019, Gessnerallee Zürich) were each invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen. His productions «When I Die», «Unusual Weather Phenomena Project» and «Girl From The Fog Machine Factory» have toured throughout Europe, to venues including the Stadtsschowburg in Amsterdam, Vidy Lausanne, Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris and festivals in Hamburg, Marseille, Montpellier, Warsaw, Moscow, Jerusalem and Reykjavík. He was awarded the Swiss Theatre Prize in 2019.

He has been Resident Director at the Residenztheater since the 2019/2020 season.

 

Productions

In his historical miniatures, Stefan Zweig brings together brilliant achievements in European history that tell of unbreakable vitality as well as human weaknesses. In Thom Luz' poetic and musical production, they become archive material that is explored, sung about, brought to life in brief moments and also set in relation to Stefan Zweig's own biography and his journey into exile in Brazil.

Sternstunden der Menschheit (Decisive moments in history)
PremiereSalzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 27 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 29 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 30 Jul
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 01 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 02 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Sun 04 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Tue 06 Aug
Salzburger Festspiele
Gastspiel, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 08 Aug
Munich premiere
Residenztheater
Sat 19 Oct
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 20 Oct
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 23 Oct
7 pm Introduction
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Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Wed 30 Oct
7 pm Introduction
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