Producer
Director
Johanna Lemke
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 15'
Editor
Year
2009
Theatre Makers
Make-up artist

Stage fright, tears, nervous breakdowns? Pastoral care is also part of the make-up artist's job. No one is as close to the actors as the women and men in make-up.

Sometimes they even powder their noses and stroke their souls on the edge of the stage directly before or during the performance. But the main focus is of course on the traditional tasks of this profession: The make-up and hairdressing of the actors, the making of masks. The make-up artist works closely with the costume department. And it is often difficult to distinguish them from props and sets. For example, Kerstin Wirrmann, head make-up artist at the Centraltheater Leipzig, sometimes has to hand-make a huge papier-mâché phallus. Imagination and a wealth of ideas are called for - no matter how unusual the director's wishes may be.

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

06.12.2009 22:00 Uhr

The Theatre Makers: Make-up artist

Stage fright, tears, nervous breakdowns? Pastoral care is also part of the make-up artist's job. No one is as close to the actors as the women and men in make-up.

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