Simon Stone

Born in Basel in 1984. Moved to Cambridge in 1991 and on to Melbourne in 1996. Studied at Victoria College of the Arts. Founded the theatre company «The Hayloft Project» in 2007. His over-writing of Ibsen’s «The Wild Duck» was invited to the 2013 Ibsen Festival in Oslo, to the Wiener Festwochen and the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. In 2015 he made the feature film «The Daughter», which was shown at the film festivals in Venice, Toronto, London and Stockholm. From 2015 to 2017 Stone was Resident Director at Theater Basel, where his productions included «John Gabriel Borkman» after Henrik Ibsen (2015, co-production by Theater Basel, Vienna Burgtheater and the Wiener Festwochen, named «Production of the Year», by «Theater heute» magazine and invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen 2016); «Angels in America» by Tony Kushner (2015, awarded the NESTROY Prize for «Best Production in the German Language»); «The Dead City» by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (2016) and «Three Sisters» after Anton Chekhov (2016, named «Play of the Year» by «Theater heute», invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen 2017). This was followed by numerous international productions including  «Yerma» after Frederico García Lorca (2016, Young Vic Theatre, London); «Ibsen Huis» after motifs by Henrik Ibsen (2017, Toneelgroep Amsterdam); «Lear» by Aribert Reimann (2017, Salzburg Festival); «Hotel Strindberg» after August Strindberg (2018, co-production by the Vienna Burgtheater and Theater Basel, invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen 2019); «La Trilogie de la vengeance» after motifs by Ford, Middleton, Shakespeare and de Vega (2019, Odéon – Théâtre de l’Europe); «Médée» by Luigi Cherubini (2019, Salzburg Festival) and «La Traviata» by Giuseppe Verdi (2019, Opéra national de Paris).