Production manager, tour manager and stage manager
Roland grew up in the canton of Lucerne’s Seetal and later lived in Lucerne, South Africa, Lugano, Engelberg, Bern, Zurich and for the last five years in Chur. For 6 years, he worked as a sociocultural animator in i45, a cultural centre for young people in Zug. His studies involved a Project Management course at EB, a professional training centre in Zurich, and media management and media business (visual communication) at Schule für Gestaltung, the art and design school in Bern. Before, during and since then, he made music with different bands. Since 2007, he has been a freelancer production manager, tour manager and stage manager in the independent theatre scene in Switzerland (up and down the country, from the cities to the mountain hamlets) and internationally (including in Leipzig, Berlin, Paris, Singapore and Munich). He’s worked with Gubcompany, Zurich / Theater Club 111, Bern / PENG! Palast, Bern / Jurczok 1001, Zurich / ‘ALICE’, Bern / Bergtheater, Zurich-Chur / Freilichtspiele Chur / Nucleus, Chur / ‘Hortensia Unlimited’, Chur / Affekkt, Bern / Institut für bewegende Künste, Zurich. And since 2018, he’s also worked in Chur’s theatre.
Three questions for Roland
To be or not to be! Have you ever faced this question in your life?
Yes, I have been in a situation where everything hung in the balance several times.
Have you ever had pension role models?
Not one individual. I got some input from school, and also received relevant advice from different people and institutions and looked at different reports, media and sources.
What pensions advice would you offer your younger self?
Even though when you’re young, the issue seems distant, you can set something up with relatively little money. What counts is what, how and the continuity.