Academic Programme

The core part of the academic programme of the symposium will be the four sections with different historic, theoratical, regional and cultural perspectives that will be discussed in nine session panels within each section. Besides that, two reknown keynote speakers and six round tables with an international setup will intensify the discussion.

The titles of the four sections are:

  1. Brecht in Foreign Lands/Brecht the Foreigner. New Perspectives on Brecht’s Time as a Migrant and Theater Work ‚after Brecht‘ in the GDR and the FRG
  2. Theater among Strangers. Brecht’s Concept of a Transcultural Theater and Its Continuation in the Theater of Migration Societies
  3. Foreign affairs in a global world. Artistic Practices after Brecht in Regional and Social Combustion Points Worldwide
  4. Strangers Acting/Acting Strange. Theater Work with Nonprofessional Actors ‚after Brecht‘

Take a glimpse at the preliminary schedule of the whole symposium.

Keynotes

The two planned keynote speakers are not yet finally confirmed. You will get informed at this website, if any news appear on that issue.

Round Tables

The following round tables are planned up to now (tbc):

THU, 20.06.2019 9:00—10:30 a.m.
Schauspiel Leipzig, Diskothek
Round Table FREMD/STRANGE

with Satako Abe, Micha Braun, Michelle Bray, Motor Miura
Host: Veronika Darian

THU, 20.06.2019 5:30—6:30 p.m.
Schauspiel Leipzig, Großer Saal

 

Round Table LEARNING PLAY & WORK WITH NON-PROFESSIONALS

with Annemarie Matzke, Patrick Primavesi, Florian Vaßen, Anja-Christin Winkler
Host: Michael Wehren

FRI, 21.06.2019 4:00—5:30 p.m.
Schauspiel Leipzig, Diskothek

 

 

Round Table RECENT PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH

with Jeanne Bindernagel, Tom Kuhn, Erdmut Wizisla
Host: Nikolaus Müller-Schöll

 
SAT, 22.06.2019 5:30—7:00 Uhr
Paulinum
Round Table BRECHT / POLITICS

with internil (Arne Vogelgesang, Marina Miller Dessau), Jane Viola Felber, Skadi Jennicke, Kevin Rittberger
Host: Micha Braun

SUN, 23.06.2019 2:30—4:00 p.m.
Schauspiel Leipzig, Diskothek
Round Table (POST-)COLONIALISM & CULTURAL TRANSFER

with Stephen Brockman, Michael von zur Mühlen, Lionel Somé
Host: Jeanne Bindernagel

SUN, 23.06.2019 4:00—5:30 Uhr
Schauspiel Leipzig, Diskothek
Round Table `STRANGENESS` AND TRANSCULTURAL THEATRE

with Ira Avneri, Joachim Fiebach, Loren Kruger, Dorothee Ostmeier, Markus Wessendorf
Host: Marc Silberman