New York Times: At This Theater, All of the Directors Will Be Women

By Sally McGrane

27 September 2018

KARLSRUHE, Germany — Pushing a stroller toward the rehearsal space of the Badisches State Theater in Karlsruhe, a pleasant city in southwest Germany, Anna Bergmann stopped to comfort her 2½-year-old son, whose sunny demeanor had suddenly dissolved into heart-rending sobs. Luckily, the prospect of a chase around the fountain soon cheered him up again. “It really puts rehearsal terror in perspective,” said Ms. Bergmann, the theater’s new playhouse director, shaking her head.

Ms. Bergmann is the first woman to hold that position, overseeing theater at the large, state-funded institution that also stages opera, ballet and other performing arts.

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