Rabih Mroué


Rabih Mroué, born in Beirut in 1967, is actor, director, author and ranks among the most important Lebanese contemporary artists. He is also editor of the Lebanese magazines “Kalamon” and “The Drama Review”, as well as co-founder and board member of the Beirut Art Center Association (BAC). Rabih Mroué works at the interface of performance and visual arts. His productions deal with the political situation in Lebanon and frequently combine everyday real material with self-created fictive narration. Rabih Mroué frequently works with Lina Majdalanie. His performances, such as “The Inhabitants of Images” (2008), “Photo-Romance” (2009), “33 Rounds and a few seconds” (2012) as well as most recently “Riding on a cloud” (2014), have been represented at theaters and festivals around the world. His work “The Pixelated Revolution” (2012) was displayed at Documenta 13. During the 2015/16 season Rabih Mroué staged “Ode to Joy”, his first production at the Münchner Kammerspiele. As part of Spielart, the Münchner Kammerspiele are also presenting “Riding on a cloud”. In February 2017, the retrospective “Image War Machine” took place at the Münchner Kammerspiele. During the retrospective, Rabih Mroués work “Rima Kamel” was shown for the first time. “Rima Kamel” is still in the Repertoire of the Münchner Kammerspiele.