Thilo Fischer

Dramaturg 70 Years Berliner Festspiele

Thilo Fischer, born in Munich in 1987, works as a filmmaker, dramaturg and curator in theatre, film and art history. He studied theatre and film studies in Vienna from 2008 to 2013. From 2013 he was part of the dramaturgy team at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz under artistic director Frank Castorf. There he was responsible for weekly discourse programmes, assisted in projects by artists such as Ragnar Kjartansson, Frank Castorf, Paul McCarthy and Markus Öhrn and also brought his own theatre texts to the stage. After four seasons, he left the Volksbühne to lead the directing team of Russian artist Ilya Khrzhanovsky on his projects in Berlin and Paris. Since 2020, he has worked as a dramaturge at the Berliner Festspiele. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berliner Festspiele in 2021, he developed three video installations from found footage film materia“ with the artists David von der Stein and Max Heesen for the exhibition "Everything Is Just for a While” in the Gropius Bau and a 10-day cinema programme for the festival “The Sun Machine Is Coming Down” in the ICC.

As of September 2021