Leipzig's Community Theatre group in English
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Part II starting in September 2020
Creating a Systemic Theatre Play
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 (of course, you may join (especially) if you have no 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 Systemic Theatre play will be created through games, exercises and image theatre. A typical Systemic Theatre play 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 group already started in the first part of the year - now it is open for new arrivals.
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 enough communication skills are sufficient.
Some of the other Thursdays might be used for tasks in small groups, so keep the time spot blocked!
We will see how much time we need. For now, the room is blocked both days starting at 2pm.
Rehearsal + performance
Rehearsal: probably November 24th/evening
Performance: 29 November (Ost-Passage Theater) and possibly 4 December (in the Villa)
Villa Leipzig, Lessingsstrasse 7, 04109 Leipzig
"Großer Saal" (Big hall, raised ground floor, next to the café)
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Sign up now!
For questions and registration
This project is a cooperation between Theater Rote Rübe
and Soziokulturelles Zentrum "Die Villa".
'' Geschichten müssen erzählt werden oder sie sterben.
Und wenn sie sterben, dann wissen wir nicht mehr, wer wir sind oder warum wir hier sind.''
(Sue Monk Kidd)