Year
2009
Length
1 x 15'
Genre
Culture
Format
Digital Betacam
Director
Niels Negendank
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Theatre Makers
Stage manager

"Attention, the performance will start in 5 minutes!": As the link between the artists and the technical staff, the stage manager organises the course of a performance. When the curtain rises, when the special effect comes, which actor has his entrance and when - the stage manager coordinates all this by light signal or loudspeaker announcement from his command centre.

A stage manager must above all radiate calm and composure, and Paul Adler, stage manager at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, does that without a doubt. He reacts with confidence and concentration to unforeseen incidents and sometimes has to save a yacht from capsizing on stage. But that is only one of the obstacles that have to be navigated to ensure the smooth running of a performance until, after the applause each evening, it is time to say: "Curtain down!

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

02.09.2009 18:45 Uhr

The Theatre Makers: Stage Manager

"Attention, the performance will start in 5 minutes!": As the link between the artists and the technical staff, the stage manager organises the course of a performance. When the curtain rises, when the special effect comes, which actor has his entrance and when - the stage manager coordinates all this by light signal or loudspeaker announcement from his command centre.

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