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OUR STAGE. Lecture and workshop about participatory theatre in Dresden
May 17 | 11:30 - 13:00
In 2009 Staatsschauspiel Dresden established a new section called Bürgerbühne (which translates literally to citizens’ stage), thereby making a long-term promise to the city to keep the theatre’s doors open to the city’s residents. Since then, over 3,000 non-professional actors have taken part in more than 900 performances that have been seen by over 160,000 viewers – a huge enrichment to both the theatre and the city. At the Dresden Bürgerbühne, five professional productions are worked on and added to the regular programme every season. In some projects Bürgerbühne cooperates with independent theatre groups to leave its house and work in small saxonian spaces away from the centres.
In this workshop Miriam Tscholl will present the model of Bürgerbühne Dresden with a focus on the challenges in the countryside. In a second part we brainstorm first conceptional steps for participatory theatre projects away from the centres.
Workshop facilitator: Miriam Tscholl