with Martin Boross, Tobias Rausch, Thulani Mgidi, Ulrike Hatzer and Simon Sharkey

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Truth or lie?
with Martin Boross (Director Addressless)
Using a variety of methods, we will exchange, edit and deconstruct the workshop participants’ stories. Together, we will explore the possibilities of narration and the effects they can have. Is there a formula for creating credibility? How do I edit biographical material and how do I tell my story?

interview techniques
with Tobias Rausch (director, designated director of Bürgerbühne Dresden)
Many Bürgerbühnen theatre projects are based on interviews with the performers. But what actually makes an interview successful? What strategies are there to get my counterpart to tell stories? What is allowed to ask? In this workshop, exercises on conducting and evaluating interviews will be performed.

Finding what I didn’t look for
with Ulrike Hatzer (Director and Professor of Applied Theatre, Mozarteum Salzburg)
Serendipity means the accidental observation of something unwanted, which turns out to be a surprising discovery. We search for research methods in which we leave the content-related narrowness aside and give coincidence and intelligence of the swarm a chance.

with Thulani Mgidi (dancer company DorkyPark)
We will experiment with contemporary and African dance. The workshop is open for professionals and non-professionals.

dreams of possibility
with Simon Sharkey (co-founder National Theatre Scotland)
A strong physical expression, group dynamics, and structuring impulses into narration are central to Simon Sharkey’s working method. He will take the participants through a process in which free-form play, disciplined structure, and imagination create a ‘Theatre of Possibility’.


Barrier-free accessibility
Wheelchair users can reach the Festspielhaus via a concrete ramp on the left side entrance. The rooms on the ground floor (Great Hall, Dalcroze Hall, Nancy Spero Hall, Pasta Manufactory and box office) are barrier-free. Please contact our visitor service. You will find a wheelchair-accessible WC on the ground floor, Foyer West.