Moritz Hauthaler

Moritz Hauthaler (*1989 in Salzburg) is an Austrian director who works at the intersection of performative and visual arts. He is a graduate of the Directing Fiction program at the European Film College, as well as of the Directing Theatre program at the Otto Falckenberg School for the Performing Arts in Munich, for which he was awarded the Richard Stury Stiftung Fellowship from 2016 to 2018. Currently he studies Curating in the Performing Arts at Salzburg University and the Free University of Berlin. In his artistic work Moritz Hauthaler thematizes notably the unreliability of perception and narrative structure, as well as the relationship of perceived or remembered truth and reality, also with recourse to his own biography. He does so notably in interdisciplinary and participatory ways, such as with reconstructions and reenactments. Furthermore in his work Moritz Hauthaler is dedicated to developing interfaces of artistic and curatorial practice and, relatedly, experimental residence programs that gauge and explore new strategies of cohabitation, collaboration and participation. His projects have been realized or shown, respectively, at municipal and state cultural institutions, such as the Munich Kammerspiele as well as the Pinakothek of the Modern in Munich; Thalia Theatre in Hamburg; as well as independent production houses, such as the Kunst Block Balve in Munich, the Einstein Kultur, and the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. His projects have been invited to theatre festivals such as the Rodeo Festival for Dance and Theatre in Munich, the Körber Studio Junge Regie in Hamburg, and the Fact Festival in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to his work as a director, since 2020 Moritz Hauthaler has been working as the Artistic Production Manager of the Salzburg Festival’s Jedermann production. In this role he has also been responsible for coordinating interests of all parties involved, for coordinating rehearsal and performance processes, and for the production-wide implementation of the Covid-19 protective measures. He lives in Salzburg and Munich.