Rimini Protokoll is the label for works by Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who have constituted a team of authors and directors since 2000. Alone, as a duo or trio they invent projects that use theatrical means to reach deeply into reality. The three artists met during their studies at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen. Originally they had not explicitly intended to turn the European theater scene upside down, but starting in the middle of the years 2000 it was necessary to talk about a time before and a time after Rimini Protokoll.
Rimini Protokoll brought undertakers, African business people, computer specialists and investment bankers, corporate raiders and politicians – sometimes all of them at once – on the stage. Rimini Protokoll has also made house calls in private homes. Almost incidentally they won numerous awards – from the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennal to the theater award “Der Faust”, from the Radio Play Award of the War Blinded to the European Theater Prize. Repeatedly they have been invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen. Matthias Lilienthal gave Rimini Protokoll a home at the Berliner HAU (Hebbel am Ufer). At the Münchner Kammerspiele they presented their “Situation Rooms” within the framework of Spielart in 2013.