Luk Perceval

Luk Perceval began his theatrical career in 1979 as an actor at the National Theatre in Antwerp, which he left five years later to set up his own independent group, Blauwe Maandag Compagnie. For 14 years, he staged many productions with BMCie and won several prizes. The most important production was the Shakespeare marathon, Ten oorlog. In 1998, Perceval was made Director of the National Theatre in Antwerp, which he restructured to ‘Het Toneelhuis’. As an opera director, he has worked at the Stuttgart State Opera, the Hanover State Opera and the State Opera at Unter den Linden in Berlin. His productions of Othello and Uncle Vanya have been performed at international theatre festivals to great acclaim. From 2005 to 2008, Luk Perceval was Director in Residence at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, and since 2000, Perceval has been developing a series of theatre films based on his productions and has completed documentary films, Düsseldorf mon Amour and Die verborgene Stadt. Luk Perceval has been Principal Director at Thalia since the beginning of the 2009/2010 season. Furthermore, in 2008-2011 Perceval acted as Course Director for Directing and Drama at the Academy of Performing Arts in Baden-Württemberg. His production of Jeder stirbt für sich allein was voted Production of the Year 2013 in the annual critics’ vote held by Theaterheute magazine. In 2013, Luk Perceval was awarded the German theatre prize, the Faust in the category of Theatre Direction. In 2015, Perceval was given by the Konkinklijk Vlaams Muziekconstervatorium in Antwerp the title of Maestro Honoris Causa. Perceval work not only in Germany, but over the last years has also in St Petersburg, Amsterdam, Ghent and Munich.

Constantin Chiriac:
''Considered to be the rebel artist of European theatre from the very beginning of his career, Luk Perceval receives a star on the Sibiu Walk of Fame for his anthological creations through which Shakespearian and non-dramatic texts were rediscovered, marking a shift in the European theatrical movement at the turn of the century.''

Star offered with the support of: E.ON România