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This workshop aims to provide students with a very practical introduction to Brecht’s enormous influence on contemporary artistic forms. Through an exploration of the verfremdungseffekt (alienation) effect, political poetry, gestus, design and the music of Kurt Weil, students will begin to recognise the many connections between Brecht’s theories and modern day theatrical practices. During the workshop students will have the opportunity to devise their own piece of political theatre, using as many of Brecht’s techniques as possible. Through their own practical exploration, students will discover that Brecht’s work can be modified and updated to be socially relevant to our own lives.

Times: Workshops run for 2 hours and can be scheduled for a time of your choosing, depending on availability.

Cost: Workshops cost $350 for up to 30 students in Sydney, for workshops in regional locations check out our Regional Programs.

Bookings: Contact [email protected]
or phone 02 8396 6222.

Reviews

This workshop surprised me, it was very educational and an enjoyable experience.

Student, Erina High School

The Brecht workshop was really helpful and gave all of us a new and more in-depth perspective on Brechtian techniques and how to incorporate them into our performances.

Student, Narooma High School

I learnt things I don’t in class – this is really good, keep it going!

Student, Bega High School