Theatres are spaces of democracy

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43 Austrian artistic directors, amongst which also UTE director Ruth Heynen, have signed an ad in the Austrian magazine PROFIL to promote an open, free and tolerant society. The ad reads as follows:


THEATRES ARE SPACES OF DEMOCRACY


Theatres and orchestras foster the respectful discourse within our political culture through their performances and concerts. We, the signing artistic and managing directors, commit to a free, open and tolerant society based on our constitution.


Ali M. Abdullah and Harald Posch | Werk X Vienna

Anna Badora | Volkstheater Wien

Andreas Baumgartner | Theater des Kindes Linz

Karin Bergmann | Burgtheater Vienna

Thomas Birkmeir | Theater der Jugend Vienna

Corinne Eckenstein | Dschungel Vienna

Thomas Enzinger | Lehár Festival Bad Ischl

Herbert Föttinger | Theater in der Josefstadt Vienna

Thomas Gratzer | Rabenhof Theater Vienna

Alfred Haidacher | Theater im Keller Graz

Ruth Heynen | Union des Théâtres de l'Europe

Augustin Jagg and Hubert Dragaschnig | Theater Kosmos Bregenz

Britta Kaspert | Vorarlberger Landestheater Bregenz

Kira Kirsch | brut Vienna

Monika Klengel and Ed Hauswirt | Theater im Bahnhof Graz

Walter Kobéra | Neue Oper Vienna

Anna Maria Krassnigg | Salon5/Thalhof Wien/Rax

Julia Kronenberg | Theater praesent Innsbruck

Johann Kropfreiter | Musical Sommer Amstetten

Iris Laufenberg | Schauspielhaus Graz

Frederic Lion | Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom Vienna

Carl Philip von Maldeghem | Salzburger Landestheater

Erwin Piplits | Theaterverein Odeon/Serapions Ensemble Vienna

Gernot Plass | TAG - Theater an der Gumpendorfer Straße Vienna

Beate Platzgummer and Katrin Schurich | Theater Drachengasse Vienna

Johannes Reitmeier | Tiroler Landestheater und Symphonieorchester Innsbruck

Marie Rötzer | Landestheater Niederösterreich

Michael Schilhan | Next Liberty Graz

Nora Schmid | Oper Graz

Hermann Schneider | Landestheater Linz

Florian Scholz | Landestheater Klagenfurt

Tomas Schweigen | Schauspielhaus Wien

Manuela Seidl | Theater Forum Schwechat

Elisabeth Sobotka | Bregenzer Festspiele

Christian Struppeck | Raimund Theater & Ronacher Vienna

Wolfgang Sturm | Theater Akzent Vienna

Robert Weigmüller | Kleine Komödie/Kammerspiele Graz

Gerhard Werterer and Nicole Metzger | Theater Spielraum Vienna



The ad was privately paid for by the signatories.