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Gregorij H. von Leitis
Michael Lahr
 
 
 
The Founders - Gregorij H. von Leitis and Michael Lahr
 
The Lahr von Leitis Academy & Archive was founded in 1995 by Gregorij H. von Leitis and Michael Lahr.
 
Photo: Gregorij H. von Leitis, © Barbara Schirpke
 
Gregorij H. von Leitis
studied art history and theatre science at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. He also studied acting with Helen von Münchhofen and Herbert Mensching in Munich, and with Lee Strasberg in New York.
For over 40 years he has been working at various theatres in Europe and the United States. In the summer of 2003, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit by German Federal President Johannes Rau for his merits in promoting understanding between peoples by way of art. In 1985 he received, as the first non-American, the New York Theater Club Prize for his direction of Bertolt Brecht’s The Jewish Wife. ( more )
 
Photo: Micheal Lahr, © Erika Raspe-Nauen
 
Michael Lahr
studied philosophy and adult education at the College of Philosophy in Munich and the Jesuit University Centre Sèvres in Paris. In 1990, he was accepted at the Cusanuswerk as a fellowship student. From 1991 to 1994 he was a member of the educational commission of the Cusanuswerk.
Michael Lahr is a co-author of the volume of essays Bilder des Menschen (Images of Man), to which he contributed an article on Emmanuel Lévinas entitled Der jüdische Humanismus und das Konzept der Verantwortung (Jewish Humanism and the Concept of Responsibility). His essay about Nietzsches Einfluß auf die französische Gegenwartsphilosophie: Spurensuche im Werk Michel Foucaults (Nietzsche’s Influence on French Contemporary Philosophy: Looking for Traces in the work of Michel Foucault) was published in the yearbook of the Nietzsche Forum München e.V. As a specialist on Erwin Piscator, the founder of the political and epic theatre, he curated the exhibit Erwin Piscator: Political Theater in Exile, which so far has been seen in Bernried, New York, Catania, Salzburg, and Munich. ( more )
 

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