Wolfram Lotz, born 1981 in Hamburg, grew up in the Black Forest region. He studied literature, art, and media science in Konstanz and creative writing at the Deutsches Literaturinstitut in Leipzig. He writes plays, audio plays, lyric and prose and received several awards, including the Kleist Award for his play DER GROSSE MARSCH (The Big March).
THE RIDICULOUS DARKNESS transl. by Daniel Brunet
Inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and current events, ranging from piracy in Somalia to the war in Afghanistan. Mining the absurdities of our postcolonial world, Lotz sheds light on Western society’s inability to comprehend the realities of distant warzones and global trade.
Premiered at Burgtheater Vienna (2014). Production at Theatertreffen Berlin (2015). Received the Nestroy Theatre Prize.