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Frank Schulz

Frank Schulz has acted as artistic director and managing director of Theater Kontra-Punkt since 1983. The theatre, which has been located in D├╝sseldorf since 1986, receives support from both the city and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Theater Kontra-Punkt produces plays for both children and adults and organises family concerts with diverse orchestras, such as the WDR Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, the D├╝sseldorf Symphoniker, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Baroque Company, and many more.

The distinguishing feature of Frank Schulz's artistic work is the fact that music functions from the very outset as an essential theatrical instrument. His productions are almost always developed in close cooperation with composers. The resulting musical/spoken drama is found neither in traditional opera nor in exclusively spoken theatre, and always deals with the connection between sung and spoken language and music. In his basic approach Frank Schulz is thus following a tradition that goes back thousands of years and which only fell into oblivion during the last century as a result of the increasing specialisation and separation of musical and spoken theatre.

Besides working as director, Frank Schulz is also an actor who has performed in over 20 productions throughout Germany as well as at international festivals (Spring Festival in Budapest, Juggler Festival in Bratislava, Cultura Nova in Heerlen, etc.). He has been invited to present many guest performances of his productions abroad (Oslo, Washington, Chicago, Riga, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Maastricht, Salzburg...).


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