Theatre Academy for Children

Lecture Guide 2005

Amélie Niermeyer: Directing, August 28th, 2005, 11.00 a.m.
Does one really have to tell the actors everything?
Why actors need directors – and vice versa.

Peter Turrini: Play, August 28th, 2005, 1.00 p.m.
From an empty page to the happy (?) end.
How does a play evolve?

Heide Kastler: Costume, September 3rd, 2005, 4.00 p.m.
Why can't costumes always be beautiful?
Royal robes and stiff collars.

Karl Ernst Herrmann: Stage design, September 4th, 2005, 4.00 p.m.
Why the Alpson stage don't touch the ceiling.
Acting space and heaven on stage.

Moritz Eggert: Music , September 11th, 2005, 11.00 a.m.
How loudly does snow fall?
Composers and sound directors.

Sunnyi Melles: Parts, September 17th, 2005, 2.00 p.m.
Let me play the lioness too!
Today a villain, tomorrow a princess.

Kuno Schlegelmilch: Make-up, September 18th, 2005, 3.00 p.m.
What if the bald patch slips?
Lessons with powder, brush and wig.

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