Munich. According to its own statements, the supervisory board of management of the Municipal German Theater in Munich dismissed the management of the house on Friday. This applies with effect from February 1st, the office of the second mayor of Munich, Katrin Habenschaden (Greens), announced in writing in the evening. This was preceded by a special meeting of the Supervisory Board. The game operation of the house with many guest performances is guaranteed.
“There were no payments made to the beneficiaries of the Deutsches Theater,” the statement said, without giving any further details. The Board of Directors of the Theater will initiate the payment of the allowances to the starts.
Deutsches Theater Betriebs GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the state capital of Munich. The supervisory board is under the direction of Habenschaden, and according to the theater, city councilors from the various factions are represented on it. In the run-up to the decision, there had been local media reports about financial bottlenecks in the operating company – probably also caused by the pandemic. Requests for further information, including to the mayor’s office, initially went unanswered.