Jan Fabre, born in 1958, has appeared over the last 25 years as a performance and theater artist, as a choreographer and an opera director, and as a dramatist and visual artist. His 1982 work "Het is theater zoals te verwachten en te voorzien was" was considered a fundamental challenge to the reigning aesthetics of the time. Two years later, the Venice Biennale commissioned "De macht der theaterlijke dwaasheden". Jan Fabre was one of the most influential directors to appear at the Hebbel Theater at the time. In 2005, he was as associate artist at the Festival d'Avignon and in 2007 he created the "Requiem für eine Metamorphose" for the Salzburger Festspiele. Recently he has staged "Drugs kept me alive" for and with Tony Rizzi.