Roland Schäfer, actor and director, has worked with Heyme, Fassbinder, Stein, Grüber, Dresen, Kruse, Bondy and Clever at theatres in Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Bochum. He has appeared in numerous television and film productions, among them films by Harun Farocki, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Heinrich Breloer, and Horst Königstein. His own productions have been put on in Düsseldorf, Recklinghausen, Berlin, Bremen, Basle, Cologne and Salzburg. Schäfer has been guest professor in Berlin and Hamburg several times and since 2003 at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. He lives in Berlin.