Acme Studios — Lukas B. Suter

Supporting Artists since 1972

Lukas B. Suter

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Lukas B. Suter is a Swiss playwright, theatre director and screenwriter. Lukas’s breakthrough came in 1984 with his debut piece Schreber's Garden. Peter Schweiger staged the world premiere at the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich, whereupon Lukas was awarded the Mülheim Dramatist Prize. In the same year, Lukas’s play Spelterini lifts off received its world premiere at the Schillertheater Berlin, directed by Klaus Engeroff.

This was followed by the pieces Memories of S. (first performance 1988, Theater Der Kreis Wien, director: Suter), Kreuz und Quer (1988, first performance 1992), Insel mit Schiffwüchigen (first performance 1990, Renaissance-Theater Berlin, director: Suter), Die Signature (first performance 1993, Landestheater Tübingen, director: Suter together with Sandra Markus), Sushi (1994) and Althusser or Not (1994). The latter work, premiered in 1994 at the Landestheater Tübingen under the direction of Manfred Weber, is based on the autobiographical writings of Louis Althusser.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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