The Escher Theater

The project

The Escher Theater stages shows performed by visiting theatrical companies as well as presenting its own productions. Since 2018, it has been headed up by the theatre director Carole Lorang. Each season, it presents some fifty shows from the worlds of theatre, dance and music – or an amalgam of those disciplines –, including not only productions emanating from the European scene but also home-grown works from Luxembourg. The theatre’s location, standing as it does at the crossroads of several countries, underlines its cross-border, multicultural function as the provider of a multi-lingual programme of shows, staged primarily in French and German. Since 2018, one of the key aspects of its project has been its shows aimed at younger audiences, along with shows which affirm – through the use of humour in particular – its mission to question reality.

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Our team

Direction générale et artistique
Lorang Carole

Assistante de direction
Mandy Thiery

Chef de service / administrateur
Schramer Marc

Programmation Jeunes Publics et médiation scolaire
Schmit Francis (programmation), Bonvini Linda et Anja Hoscheit (médiation scolaire)

Administration
Bauler Ben, Husting Marianne (bureau de production), Quintus Christophe (comptabilité), Stiefer Pascale (soutien administratif)

Communication et relations publiques
Rollier Lawrence (communciation et relations publiques), Lena Batal (médiation)

Accueil des publics
Ferreira Da Natividade Helena (responsable billetterie), Maurice Yannick et Torres Alexandre Jessica (billetterie), Ferreira Gomes Filipe (accueil des publics), Orlando Jorge Pereira Gomes (concierge), Piccatti Marc, Santiago Manuela et Welz Nicole (Galerie), Wampach Sonja (accueil)

Technique
Moses Patrick (responsable technique), Hervé Wieczorek (régisseur général), Fusenig Hans-Josef (régisseur plateau), Santos César (responsable lumières), Brandenburger Laurent, Noël Mike, Koehler Domenic (lumières), Wilmes Ben (responsable son), Battibugli Daniel (son), Dal Sasso Mireille, Lerario Carlo (machinerie), Fuchs Dirk, Kohn Laurent (menuiserie)

Nettoyage
Aurea Branco Anjo, Anna Fortino, Fatime Krljesi, Andreza Neves, Françoise Raach, Clarisse Silva Goncalves

The associate Artist

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Robert(s), pièce sur l’urgence climatique... La costumière et scénographe luxembourgeoise Peggy Wurth, depuis plus de 20 ans, cumule les projets. Après avoir passé beaucoup de temps sous les tables de coutures de sa mère et de ses grand-mères au cours de son enfance – à recomposer des mondes à partir de bouts de tissus – ainsi que dans les coulisses des théâtres à l’adolescence, elle décide d’étudier le Theatre Design au Wimbledon College of the Arts de Londres, puis, entame sa carrière. Une artiste multifacette, engagée et débordante de créativité, à laquelle s’associe le Escher Theater pour les trois années à venir. Sa présence sera visible tout au long de la saison : ateliers, rencontres et implications dans les créations du théâtre.
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The history of the theatre

The theatre opened its doors for the first time on 26 May 1962, when the town councillors and Joseph Wampach, the first director of the Théâtre d’Esch, had the pleasure of officially welcoming their Royal Highnesses the Grand-Duchesse Charlotte and the Prince of Luxembourg, together with the Prime Minister, Pierre Werner, for the inauguration of the newly constructed building. Over the years, it welcomed not only theatre-goers from within the Grand Duchy but also visitors from France, Belgium and Germany and elsewhere. As a city standing at the junction of three frontiers, Esch thus consolidated its role as a cross-border, multicultural location, and the theatre's programme went from strength to strength, notably thanks to the dynamic leadership of its second director, Guy Wagner, who oversaw a series of remarkable musical seasons as well as various theatrical productions. Upon taking over in 1992, Philippe Noesen, the third director, focused on dramatic art, increasing the number of productions and co-productions. From March 1996 to February 1997, the theatre closed its doors for an extensive revamp of its auditorium and foyers, involving the installation of reception areas for the public on the ground floor and a general transformation in line with transparency criteria, opening up the building towards the exterior by means of numerous glass doors and windows. Under its fourth director, Charles Muller, the Escher Theater underwent a further renovation, bringing the stage, the dressing rooms and the administration area into conformity with international standards. The theatre director Carole Lorang took over as director of the Escher Theater as from the 2018/19 season.

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