René Pollesch to head the experimental theatre in 2021, following Chris Dercon’s controversial appointment and departure

By Frieze News Desk

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The divisive director out after less than six months by mutual consent

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Phillip Sollmann’s latest composition pays homage to three distinct and unconventional instrument makers

By Grayson Revoir
Lilith Stangenberg and Martin Wuttke in René Pollesch and Dirk von Lowtzow’s Von einem der auszog, weil er sich die Miete nicht mehr leisten konnte (The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth Because He Couldn’t Pay His Rent Anymore, 2015), a current opera production at Volksbühne Berlin (courtesy: LSD & Lenore Blievernicht)

As Chris Dercon is appointed artistic director at Volksbühne, Berlin, Germany is experiencing its biggest theatre controversy in more than 20 years

By Tobi Müller