Group for community theatre (in English)
Thursdays, starting in October 2019 @ Villa Leipzig
Are you part of the English speaking community in Leipzig?
Have you been looking for a way to connect with other people interested in doing theatre?
Are you interested in non-traditional kinds of theatre which can be practiced by non-professional actors and actresses?
Then come and join us in Mansion Theatre!
With this project, we aim to...
...create a transcultural space of encounter for people who are new to this city and others who have been living here for longer,
...give a beginner's introduction to community theatre, especially forum theatre (of course, you may join even if you have prior experiences),
...create a network of people interested in practicing theatre // building their own theatre group,
...support you with practical tools in order to address personal, social or political issues through theatre.
Community theatre is a term to describe various theatrical methods that are practiced by professional actors and non-actors. Theatre, in this context, is a tool for dialogue and understanding that creates spaces for collective learning and research. Groups create their own plays and formats depending on the individual, social or political issues of interest. This way, communities tell their personal and collective stories.
We will mainly focus on using techniques coming from „Theatre of the Oppressed“ - a forum theatre play will be created through games, exercises and image theatre.
A typical forum theatre shows challenging issues and situations of discrimination/marginalization. The audience is asked to actively intervene in the play and search for possibilities of change. This way, audience and cast members engage in a playful dialogue on personal and social issues.
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.”
The workshops are an intergenerational and transcultural place of encounter and exchange.
They are open to everyone - actors and non-actors.
No prior experience needed.
Also, you don't have to be an English native speaker - good communication skills are sufficient.
Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Rehearsal and performance
Saturday, November 23rd 2019
Villa Leipzig, Lessingsstrasse 7, 04109 Leipzig
"Großer Saal" (Big hall, raised ground floor, next to the café)
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Sign up now!
Latest date for signing up is September 5th 2019.
For questions and registration
Robert Klement has been a trainer for applied theatre for about 10 years and has mainly worked with groups and practitioners of theatre of the oppressed in Milan (Italy), Vienna (Austria) and Leipzig. He is also a dramatherapist, a systemic counselor (in training) and a trainer for budo-based awareness.
This project is a cooperation between Theater Rote Rübe and Soziokulturelles Zentrum