Theateraufführungen

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Students and teachers present:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare live on stage as promenade production at the institute


Ruthlessly adapted by Romy Reinecke; Text cuts by Conny Loder & Romy Reinecke.
Lecturers: Mascha Hansen & Martin Holtz
Director: Romy Reinecke
Technical Producer: Stephanie Schacke
Producer: Lilli Aerts 

 

This Shakespearean play is all about emotional confusion: The king of fairies and his wife Titania have marriage problems and try to mess with the humans who live in Athens close to the forest: Helena who is in love with Demetrius, Demetrius who is in love with Hermia, Hermia who is in love with Lysander and Lysander who is in love with Hermia get lost in a magical forest. The play is a soap opera in itself and it gets even messier when the king of fairies, Oberon, unleashes his servants Puck and Robin Goodfellow to create a more confusing situation…


This non-profit student project aims to give students a first-hand chance to experience Shakespeare from both a director’s and an actor’s point of view. It also shows that Shakespeare should not just be studied on the page, but it should be experienced!


Casting for the production was held in July 2014.

Shakespeare's Richard III

Students and teachers present: 

Richard III by William Shakespeare
live on stage at the institute

Ruthlessly adapted by Romy Reinecke and Conny Loder.

Shakespeare’s Richard III is neither a pure tragedy nor a pure history play. This in-between state imparts to the play a deep complexity that allows the protagonist, Richard, to be perceived—and played—in multiple ways. Whether a mischievous tyrant, stereotyped vice figure or deformed clown, Richard challenges reader and audience alike: we’re both fascinated and appalled by Richard’s conduct. Do we even find ourselves rooting for Richard in the end?

The Richard III Project is ambitious. It will try to cover a concise production of Shakespeare’s play, as well as a documentary, inspired by Al Pacino’s acclaimed Looking for Richard. As such, this seminar will take a double approach to the play: while some students transport Shakespeare from the page to the stage, their fellow students film this process in its ups and downs to document challenges and the exploration of putting Shakespeare on stage.

This non-profit student project aims to give students a first-hand chance to experience Shakespeare from both a director’s and an actor’s point of view.

Casting for the production was held in January 2013.