Mansion Theatre

Group for applied theatre // community theatre

(in English)

Every other Thursday, starting in August 2018 in 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 regular, 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 applied theatre / community 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, you with practical tools in order to address personal, social or political issues through theatre.


...have fun.  

What is applied theatre / Community theatre?


Applied 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. Through applied theatre, communities tell their personal and collective stories.


Depending on the group we may work with games and exercises from Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, Theatre for Living, Theatre of Witness, Improvisation Theatre, Dramatherapy, Physical Theatre and Storytelling


"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.”

(Augusto Boal)



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.


Dates and Times

Thursdays 5.30pm - 8.30pm


August 23

September 6+20

October 4+18

November 1+15+29

December 13



Villa Leipzig, Lessingsstrasse 7, 04109 Leipzig

"Großer Saal" (Big hall, raised ground floor, next to the café)


Accessible for wheelchairs.


Contact and registration

Sign up now!

Latest date for signing up is August 2nd 2018.


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

"Die Villa".