Projects

Theatre for schools (in German)

In January/February 2015 we staged “Herz(ph)rasen” in Tübingen at BrechtbauTheater, a play written by me about the history of German love poetry. Our aim here was to give high-school students a different idea of how poetry can be approached. Read more…

The Business English Theatre (BET)

This project is organised by Reutlingen University’s “Insitut für Fremdsprachen” (Foreign Language Teaching institute). The theatre group brings together German and international students and is meant to complement the regular (Business) English courses by making the students experience (business) English from a different angle. We started out in 2009 and mostly do one production per semester. Read more…

Curtain Up For Kids

After having been invited to do theatre workshops for children in the context of “Stuttgart Kids” (holiday camp in Stuttgart) in the summer of 2007 and 2008, in October 2008, a friend and I decided to organise our own holiday camp for primary school children in Tübingen. We played lots of theatre games in German and English and evenutally developed and reharsed a short Halloween play with the kids (in English!) which was then presented to the parents. In October 2009,we organised the holiday camp again, this time the motto was “Enchant your English – eine Woche in der Zauberschule”. Again we played lots of games, organised a scavenger hunt and let the kids create and present two short plays (references to Harry Potter and similiar works were of course purely accidental ;-)).
In 2012 we did a one-week holiday camp at vhs Herrenberg, the topic this time: “Robin Hood”. In 2013 we organised two half-day workshops for the “Campusferien” at Reutlingen University.

The aim of these activities is to familiarise younger children – who are all taught English from grade 1 onwards in school here in Baden-Württemberg – with English and to help them gain greater confidence in using it.

http://www.curtainupforkids.de

 

 

 

 

www.dramagroups.de

 

 

 

 

This site is supposed to give an overview over the many (university-based) English drama groups in Germany. Still under construction.