Summer Programme Pro
The berliner schule für schauspiel is proudly presenting its first summer programme for beginning actors as well as theatre and literary professionals, eager to explore Brecht’s methods in the heart of one of Berlin’s most exciting quarters.
We are kicking off our new programme for professionals with two exciting courses tailored for the needs of those who are already exploring the origins of German theatre, and more specifically the work of Bertolt Brecht, in their own studies or performance strategy.
One of the two workshops will be conducted in German with the aid of an interpreter as well as the option to benefit from in-house German classes, if desired.
Courses are available for group bookings between 12th July 2021 and 22nd August 2021
Each group would require at least 6 people with a maximum capacity of 10 people per group.
Each workshop runs for five days and offers 4 hours of classes per day.
The additional German class can be booked for 2 hours per day.
A Man’s a Man / Working with Brecht
Workshop, berliner schule für schauspiel
The school’s founder, Ekkehart Emig, will give participants an impressive insight into his unique approach to bringing Brecht’s extensive body of work to live. The workshop will focus on acting and directing in productions of / or works inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s dramatic catalogue, aiming at an international dialogue about Brecht’s Verfremdungseffekt in combination with the teachings of Constantine Stanislavsky as well as Brecht’s impact on contemporary theatre and film.
An underlying topic of the workshop addresses the nature of change as well as the changing conditions in the performing arts and the media: Are Brecht’s questions and answers still relevant in today’s fast-moving times and how can we put his approach to use in a society that seems to exist in a constant state of flux?
Hosted by Cedar D. Wolf (Producer/Director, cedrwydd films) and conducted by Ekkehardt Emig (Actor/Director, berliner schule für schauspiel), we invite actors, directors and young scholars to take part in a hands-on approach to working with Brecht. Classes will be conducted in both English and German.
Cost: 350 Euro p.p. (excluding accommodation and catering)
An additional German class can be booked in-house.
Cost: 85 Euro p.p. (excluding accommodation and catering)
Epic – Exploring Brechtian Techniques within the Works of English-Speaking Playwrights
Workshop, berliner schule für schauspiel
This 5 day workshop will give emerging actors an opportunity to explore Brechtian techniques in the setting of contemporary British and American drama. We will be examining the works of some of the most prominent writers within an interpretive frame drawn from an application of Brecht’s theories and practice to the historically specific situation of post WW2 US and UK theatre with a special focus on Steven Berkoff, Caryl Churchill, and Tennessee Williams.
Epic is the first English-speaking workshop to explore contemporary non-German drama in the light of the influence of German playwright Bertolt Brecht in the heart of “Brecht territory”, the city of Berlin. Focusing on the work of Steven Berkoff, Caryl Churchill, and Tennessee Williams, the workshop examines Brechtian techniques and style within the work of each playwright, whilst giving emerging actors a chance to explore the differences in style of these ground-breaking dramatists.
The berliner schule für schauspiel was founded by actor/director Ekkehardt Emig, who developed a unique acting style by combining the teachings of Constantine Stanislavsky with the Brechtian school of acting. A well-respected private drama school, the berliner schule für schauspiel has been educating young actors for over 25 years and is well connected in the local theatrical community.
Taught by Cedar D. Wolf, the workshop will appeal to those interested in the relationship between politics and art as well as contemporary European theatre and the application of Brechtian techniques in the development of a role.
Cedar D. Wolf is currently co-managing the berliner schule für schauspiel and was educated at the London branch of the Lee Strasberg Institute before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (West). She has worked extensively in fringe and TIE theatre with a focus on the works of William Shakespeare. Cedar has written and published a number of plays as well as being a screenwriter and director. She currently serves as a member of the board for the Filmbüro Bremen e.V., as Bremen-representative for WIFT Germany, and is a member of the EWA Network as well as the Actors Society.
Cost: 250 Euro p.p. (excluding accommodation and catering)
Anne Hahn / berliner schule für schauspiel
Cedar D. Wolf / berliner schule für schauspiel