The first collaboration between bestselling author Édouard Louis and director Milo Rau results in a very personal text about doubting and failing.


Edouard Louis & Milo Rau / NTGent & IIPM


✔ Dutch & French spoken
✔ English & Dutch surtitles
✔ Length: 65 min
✔ Trigger warnings: none


With the performance ‘The Interrogation’, Milo Rau and Edouard Louis now present a very personal text about doubting and failing. The play was written and staged by Louis and Rau in spring 2021, originally commissioned by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, IIPM & NTGent, but never premiered. Now it can finally be seen live. Performed by NTGent global ensemble actor Arne De Tremerie, The Interrogation  is a “demonstration for vulnerability”, a moment of poetic standstill.

Can we escape our biography through art, or is art only the record of a failed liberation? “It’s a deeply melancholic play, a fragmentary play, a tender play”, as Louis and Rau said in an interview – a constant exchange on theatre and reality, failing and transformation, fiction and truth, on becoming and being.

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Milo Rau (Bern, 1977) proves in projects like The Congo TribunalLa RepriseOrestes in MosulThe New Gospel or School of Resistance that theatre does not have to be detached from society but that it is a necessary contribution to politics, culture, and society – a place to tell true stories that shape our society.

Read Milo Rau's bio here.

Édouard Louis has gained worldwide success in recent years with his books, in which he describes his life from his teenage years, his struggles in a small town in northern France and growing up as a young homosexual man. Theatre plays a crucial role in his life. Playing theatre himself brings him into contact with literature, but also teaches him how to survive through acting.

Arne De Tremerie (1992) graduated from KASK Drama in Ghent in 2020. He is currently performing in the production Grief and Beauty  by Milo Rau and NTGent, touring Belgium and abroad. In the past, he has appeared in Anatomy of Pain  by Lies Pauwels, No Coincidence, No story  by Berten Vanderbruggen and Siona Houthuys and Konijn met pruimen  by Laika, among others.

Read Arne De Tremerie's bio here.


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With closed eyes, you can see whomever you’d like Beyond madness, tenderness awaits There's all that future, still Only humans can fantasise Until it holds from the inside