Thom Luz was born in Zurich, studied at Zurich University of the Arts and directs in both independent and city theatres in Switzerland, Germany and France. In 2014 he was named Emerging Director of the Year in the critics’ poll organized by Theater heute magazine and invitations to the Berlin Theatertreffen followed in 2015 and 2017 with «Atlas of Remote Islands» from Hanover and «Sad Magicians» from Mainz. His productions «When I Die» and the «Unusual Weather Phenomena Project» have toured Europe to venues including Stadtsschowburg Amsterdam, Vidy Lausanne, Nanterre Amandiers Paris and festivals in Marseille, Montpellier, Warsaw, Moscow, Jerusalem and Reykjavík. For Theater Basel Thom Luz directed «The Sorrows of Young Werther» (2013) and «The Magic Mountain» (2015) after Thomas Mann. Since the 2015/2016 season he has been a Resident Director under Artistic Director Andreas Beck. In «LSD – Mein Sorgenkind» (2015, invited to the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin) he investigated the story of the Basel chemist Albert Hofmann, while both «Inferno» and the scenic installation «Paradiso» (both 2017) were based upon Dante’s «Divine Comedy». The co-production with the Deutsches Theater Berlin «Man in the Holocene» after the story by Max Frisch will be seen in Basel in autumn 2018. At the moment he is working on a new production called «Girl from the Fog Machine Factory» which will have premiere at Gessnerallee Zurich in May 2018.