RE:PLAY - the last season

After ten years, artistic director Kay Voges and the ensemble enter their last season together at Schauspiel Dortmund, giving us a unique and magical look behind the scenes of everyday theater life. But with the pandemic, everything changes and the final farewell seems hardly seems feasible anymore.


Kay Voges
Das Ensemble
Dortmunder Schauspielensemble
RE:PLAY - die letzte Spielzeit - Poster 1

RE:PLAY - the last season

Clara Schmieder, Laura N. Junghanns

  • Documentary
Production Country / Year
Germany 2022
de. OF mit en. UT
DCP, Color, 89min
1.78:1 (16:9), Discrete 5.1
Original Title
RE:PLAY - die letzte Spielzeit

Director & Crew

Laura N. Junghanns 1

Clara Schmieder

Born in 1990 in Berlin. Studied Philosophy in Leipzig and Berlin and Film and Television Production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Active as a producer and director.


2022 EINKLANG - MUSIK X DIGITALE KUNST, Kurzdokumentation, TV

RE:PLAY, (Co-Regie), Dokumentarfilm  HOF 2022

Laura N. Junghanns 1

Laura N. Junghanns

Born in 1991. Studied Directing at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Active as a director, writer, artist, curator and moderator.


2020 FUTURE MEMORY, experimenteller Kurzfilm


2022 RE:PLAY, (Co-Regie), Dokumentarfilm  HOF 2022

“Inspired by the question of what it’s like for a group of people to say goodbye to each other after ten years of sharing work, art and life, with RE:PLAY we show a literal and symbolic look behind the scenes. We accompanied the ensemble and the artistic director during their last year in the theater’s everyday life. For the outside world, otherwise invisible processes, such as the joint rehearsal start, critique discussions or the loving moment backstage directly after a premiere, are brought here in close proximity on the screen. [...] Like the whole world, our protagonists’ last season, and thus our documentary work, was suddenly halted by the (still ongoing) Covid-19 pandemic. Reacting to the shock, we began to conduct interviews, which allowed us to capture a unique mood of artists from that time. [...] After almost three months of trepidation, the ensemble was finally allowed to come together for one last moment. For them, for us and, in the best case, for the audience of RE:PLAY a glimmer of hope that it will go on.”
Director of Photography
Lasse Frobese
Jonathan Ehrlich
Sound Designer
Paul Große-Schönepauck
Music Composer
Felix Römer
Laura Junghanns
Clara Schmieder