Boris Nikitin, born in Basel and the son of Ukrainian-Slovakian-French-Jewish immigrants, is a theatre director,author and curator of the biennial festival «It’s The Real Thing – Basel Documentary Platform». His productions, texts and happenings deal with the representation and production of identity and reality. They are border crossings between illusion theatre and performance, between documentary and propaganda. In his recent plays and texts, Nikitin increasingly deals with the relationship between art and illness.

2020 Boris Nikitin received the Swiss Theatre Award.

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