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Thomas Schmidt

Thomas Schmidt is a professor of Theater and the Director of the Master Program for Theater and Orchestra Management in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a dramaturg and producer, who founded and worked for many years with several theater companies. He was the Managing Director of the German National Theater in Weimar, and later its Executive Director, before he was announced Director of the Master Program. The program is giving training to young theater and music professionals, who afterwards take over leading positions in theaters, orchestras, festivals and companies. He was working as a dramatist in the field of text development, and the author of several books, including Theater Management, and Theater, Krise und Reform.

The New Theatre Season in Germany
Essay

The New Theatre Season in Germany

Occupation and Immersion

6 November 2017

Thomas Schmidt talks about the recent protest at the Berlin Volksbühne over the change of leadership and immersive theatre in Germany.

The Post-Dramatic Turn in German Theatre
Essay

The Post-Dramatic Turn in German Theatre

25 May 2017

The second in a series of articles by German theatre scholar Thomas Schmidt about the history of German theatre.

Lessing, Schiller, Brecht, Müller, and the State of German Theatre
Essay

Lessing, Schiller, Brecht, Müller, and the State of German Theatre

25 January 2017

Thomas Schmidt on the history and model of German theatre. The first in a series of essays about the theatre in Germany.

State of German Theatre
Series

State of German Theatre

Thomas Schmidt talks about the state and history of German theatre.