Theatre Academy for Children

The Theatre Academy for Children invites artists to talk about their work in front of a young audience. Their lectures will be a mixture of their own experiences, discussions and performances dedicated to the theatre's venues, ideas and actors. The aim is to use stories and examples to make children and teenagers curious about the theatre, its historical origins, its forms of expression and the tricks of the trade. During the first term the lectures will concentrate the fundamentals of theatre. How does a stage play evolve? Does one really have to tell the actors everything? Why can’t costumes always be beautiful? Naturally, the art professors won't be answering all the questions exhaustively, but rather in an entertaining and illustrative manner. The curriculum reads: There's method behind the madness on stage.

A RuhrTriennale programme in cooperation with Hildesheim University, Institute for Media and Theatre Studies. With kind support from WAZ

The Theatre Academy takes place in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.

Lecture Guide 2005


28. August: 11:00
Christian Stückl

Does one really have to tell the actors everything?
Why actors need directors – and vice versa.


28. August: 13:00
Peter Turrini

From an empty page to the happy (?) end.
How does a play evolve?


3. September: 16:00
Heide Kastler

Why can't costumes always be beautiful?
Royal robes and stiff collars.

Stage design

4. September: 16:00
Karl-Ernst Hermann

Why the Alps on stage don't touch the ceiling.
Acting space and heaven on stage.


11. September: 11:00
Moritz Eggert

How loudly does snow fall?
Composers and sound directors.


17. September: 14:00
Sunnyi Melles

Let me play the lioness too!
Today a villain, tomorrow a princess.


18. September: 15:00
Kuno Schlegelmilch

What if the bald patch slips?
Lessons with powder, brush and wig.