Olaf Rausch

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Olaf Rausch (born October 19, 1960 in Kiel ) is a German theater producer. He is chief manager at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg .


Rausch grew up in Kiel and took on various tasks at the Kiel theater while still at school. He came to television and film as a teenager. In the NDR film adaptations of Tadellöser and Wolff (Walter Kempowski, directed by Eberhard Fechner ), Olaf Rausch worked several times.

He made his debut in 1979 as a stage manager at the “Theaters of the State Capital Kiel” in the field of drama, opera and ballet. In addition, he received acting and speaking lessons and has also appeared on the theater stage as an actor since 1980. a. he played in the Caucasian Chalk Circle ( Bertolt Brecht ), in the Threepenny Opera (Brecht), in The Merry Wives of Windsor ( William Shakespeare ) and the pastor in Hamlet (W. Shakespeare).

In 1985 he moved to the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg under the direction of Peter Zadek . Here he made his debut as a stage manager in the legendary production of "Ghetto" ( J. Sobol ), directed by Peter Zadek. Since then he has worked intensively with many important artists for many years. In 1993, Frank Baumbauer, who later became the artistic director, appointed him chief manager at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Under the direction of Frank Baumbauer, the German Theater in Hamburg was voted “Theater of the Year” and “Theater of the Decade” by the theater magazine “Theater heute” for a total of four years.

He also staged guest productions with the Royal Theater Stockholm , Theater of Nations , Deutsches Theater Berlin , Marcel Marceau, Samy Molcho, Gianna Nannini, Sting, Jack Bruce, Ute Lemper, John Neumeier, Heiner Müller and George Tabori. Guest tours have taken Olaf Rausch to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Paris, Edinburgh, Zurich, Vienna, Bozen, Meran and all over Germany.

In 1995 he played the title role in the SDR documentary adaptation "Made in Germany, The Lord of the Rings: Kurt A. Körber", directed by Ralph Quinke.

Guest contracts as stage manager took him to the Thalia Theater Hamburg , State Opera Hamburg , Theater des Westens Berlin, the Wiener Festwochen, the Ruhr Triennale Bochum, the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. He was also stage manager at numerous live TV shows. In 2010 Olaf Rausch received the large, silver medal of merit from the Hamburg Patriotic Society.


Olaf Rausch lives with his family in Hamburg-Rotherbaum .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg with RTS . ( amptown-system.com [accessed February 9, 2017]).
  2. Jobs behind the scenes: - WORLD. Retrieved February 6, 2017 .
  3. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt - Hamburg: Olaf Rausch and his love-hate relationship. Retrieved February 6, 2017 .
  4. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt - Hamburg: Der Rasende. Retrieved February 9, 2017 .
  5. Klaus Irler: The Hitchcock of the stage . In: the daily newspaper . ( taz.de [accessed June 12, 2017]).