Documentary theatre workshop
Monday, August 25th from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
College Residence Hall Tabor
The workshop participants will have the possibility to experience the theoretical and practical aspects of documentary theatre under the guidance of a group of Swiss artists (director Corinne Maier, actress Anne Haug and dramaturge Kris Merken).
In the first part of the workshop, participants are to carry out a retrospective review of documentary theatre, from its beginnings to the 1960s era and up to the present day. In the second part, Anne Haug and Corinne Maier will perform practical exercises with the workshop participants. The central issues to be addressed in the second part are: how do we generate documentary material through improvisation? How can we structure it? At what point does the personal become too personal – can such a limit exist in the first place? The workshop will finish with a presentation, a mini-documentation of our work.
Photo: Brigitte Fässler