Boris Nikitin
(Basel)

For more than ten years, Boris Nikitin has been negotiating in his theatrical works the question of how we create realities and identities by representing them. The real biographies of the performers play a central role here. Works such as “Imitation of Life” or “Hamlet” are always potential portraits of the performers on stage, created in the course of an evening before the eyes of the audience. In his new play, Nikitin changes sides: as author, director and actor, he negotiates his own biography for the first time.