Producer
Director
Matthias Schmidt
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 15'
Editor
Year
2009
Theatre Makers
Requisitioner

Sebastian Hubel works as a prop master at Schauspiel Leipzig. He can track down or craft almost anything a director might want in the way of animals, instruments or weapons. To bring a real horse on stage, the prop master even takes riding lessons. And he can even get theatre blood in different flavours. The prop master - a hunter and collector, tinkerer and tinkerer, buyer and maker.

Together with the set designer, the prop master checks which utensils are needed for a production in addition to the costume or set. Depending on the director's requirements, the prop master has to tinker, build, buy, track down. He often makes use of the existing stock of props and modifies existing ones if necessary. He is also responsible for special productions, for which he must have knowledge of material science and art and cultural history. Directly before, during and after a performance he has a lot to do: Before the performance the props have to be prepared so that the actors can use them quickly and correctly. Even during the performance, props such as fake blood are still being made. Afterwards, everything has to be tidied up, cleaned or even repaired for the next day. Often the prop master has an additional qualification that allows him to use pyrotechnic effects. If there is no in-house armourer, he is also responsible for the provision and reworking of weapons for the stage.

The Theatre Makers: Requisitioner

Sebastian Hubel works as a prop master at Schauspiel Leipzig. He can track down or craft almost anything a director might want in the way of animals, instruments or weapons. To bring a real horse on stage, the prop master even takes riding lessons. And he can even get theatre blood in different flavours. The prop master - a hunter and collector, tinkerer and tinkerer, buyer and maker.

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