Berlin (dpa / bb) - The director of the Berliner Volksbühne, Klaus Dörr, has warned of permanent damage to the theaters due to the pandemic.

He reckons that many theater workers will give up their jobs, said Dörr of the "Berliner Zeitung" (Monday).

"I'm afraid that a fifth of theater professionals will have to look for a new job."

The closure of the theaters does not seem to have a serious effect on the pandemic, said the 60-year-old.

«Public life has been shut down for four months now - and yet the incidence is rising?

Incidentally, there is still not a single proven case of infection that occurred in a theater.

So the theaters are obviously not. "

The lockdown is devastating for the cultural scene.

Artists could only present themselves to the market to a very limited extent, while two graduate years have already moved up.

Dörr said no theater would put out 25 premieres per season anymore.

“The theaters should have put the brakes on long ago.

Enriched with the knowledge of the pandemic, that will be leveled out again. "

The system is complex, however, "you can't just pull the plug".


In view of the corona infection situation and new dangers from virus mutations, the time for rapid relaxation has not yet come, Senator for Culture and Vice Prime Minister Klaus Lederer (left) made clear.

“We are in a very difficult interim situation,” the left-wing politician said last Tuesday after the meeting of the red-red-green Senate.

This Wednesday, the prime ministers of the federal states will discuss how to proceed with the pandemic with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).

The Senate only wants to pass its own resolutions afterwards.

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