Herbert Hauck

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Herbert Hauck (* 1930 ; † November 28, 2014 ) was a German theater director, dramaturge and director .


Herbert Hauck worked from 1979 and until 1996 as artistic director or artistic director of the Westphalian State Theater (WLT) in Castrop-Rauxel .

In his almost twenty years of work for the WLT, Hauck has made significant contributions to the activities and continued existence of the theater. This was particularly evident in the theater for children and young people , which in its time found particular recognition in the German-speaking world.

Hauck intended to establish the WLT as an essential "cultural center" in the Ruhr area. The most popular productions of his time as director included the rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny after Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill , Max Frisch's Andorra , Heinrich Mann's The Subject and Hans Fallada's revue Everyone dies for himself .

Herbert Hauck was also active and influential in terms of cultural policy, for example in the German stage association as chairman of the state stage group, in the executive committee of the German stage association and as one of the founding fathers of the joint office of the four regional theaters in North Rhine-Westphalia .

After his engagement as director of the WLT he lived in La Palma .


Hauck was awarded the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on November 6, 1997 .

Web links


  • Herbert Hauck: Theater in Essen 1974–1978. A documentation. Photo review of the 1974–1978 seasons . Wuppertal 1978.

Individual evidence

  1. Merit holders since 1986. State Chancellery of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, accessed on March 11, 2017 .