Producer
Director
Katharina Wenzel
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal
Length
1 x 15'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2010
Theatre Makers
Technical Director

Olaf Grambow is Technical Director at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. As Technical Director, he knows his theatre like the back of his hand. Twice a day he roams the aisles and checks whether all safety regulations are being observed or whether repairs need to be made. A degree in engineering is useful in recognising defects and sources of danger. However, the technical director does not have time to carry out repairs himself. His job is often a pure office job and he spends many hours in meetings.

The Technical Director spends most of his working time in meetings, so his job is also an office job - far away from technical challenges. In addition, he has to go on a tour of the building twice a day. Then everything is conscientiously checked and inspected. A technical director has to ensure that the safety regulations are observed: Are the escape routes clear? Are there enough fire extinguishers? And above all: Is the action on stage safe for the life and limb of the audience?

First broadcast on ZDFTheaterkanal:

01.11.2010 00:50 Uhr

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