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Equality in the theatre : in the club Per ratio stage after a year of the balance sheet

He had seen "something as Terrible as a Director to meet," admits the head of the Berliner Festspiele, Thomas Oberender. The atmosphere was "imperious, authoritarian, and the own understanding however liberal".

the reason for this fiercely applauded disclosure from the profession, the event "100 years of women's right to vote, a year, Pro rate the stage is life" in the Sophie halls with Speeches, panel discussion and working groups. Colleagues such as upper to avoid such experiences in the future (and the theatre audience, the artistic consequences arising therefrom), is the aim of the Association "Pro rate stage". The was founded a year ago, with the clear requirement that a "50-percent quota for women in all the artistic theatre departments", of the directorship, the Director, acting, and author of/the inner shaft.

artistic Directors, and Directors are predominantly male

the art of the stage, denouncing, of course, particularly fond of social ills, and himself as a moral institution staged, shows itself to be remarkably uncritical of their own structures and deficits. Although, the share of women among the students in the performing arts at 70 percent. But later, in professional life, reverses the ratio: 78 per cent of the theatres are directed by men, with 70 percent of the productions on the big stages come from Directors, shall designate the Chairman of the Association of Pro-quota stage, Angelika Zacek, in your opening Statement the facts. And Dr. Martina Gräfin von Bassewitz by the Federal Ministry for family Affairs, senior citizens, women and youth estimated in its input speech, the "Gender Pay Gap" the gender-specific income difference between men and women, to 36 percent in the directing and even 46 percent in the spectacle.

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In the pre-Christmas event in the cellar it should go well, especially for a first balance sheet: What has been achieved "Per ratio stage" in the last twelve months? How could, should, must it go on? Important questions remain, especially in the core part of the Afternoon, of the Directors, Amina Gusner, and France-Elena Damian moderated panel discussion, unfortunately, is largely open. Interesting points raised by the panel guests are sometimes not pursued. For example, the suggestion of the Director of the Potsdam Hans-Otto-theater, Bettina Jahnke, in excess of the quota, especially as specifically as possible the structures of power, because "not every woman is per se a better person and a better Boss". Or the observation of the actress and performer Anne Haug, who is friends with a Director and a Director who went a few years ago, that even as a "young Director of the year" from the critics ' survey of the journal "Theater heute". Both Haug, had quite well to do: He in the Top five cities-houses, to smaller theatres such as Oberhausen.

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Thomas Oberender in the conversation, "We need the large formats"

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Where nothing is deepened, everything remains vague and in this round, unfortunately, little evidence-based approach. Much passes through to the well-being status in the structure of the debate would be so important. And it for which the Association "Pro-quota stage" is and must be.

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