2018.3.19 - 3.23   7 - 11 pm
Full Tuition: $2600
Full Tuition for recent Theatre Horizon alumni since 2016.3.23 : $2300
Observers: $500 / session

Enrolment Date

Performance Series

"New Directors' Movement" is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. This workshop is part of the project.

The content of this activity does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Goethe-Institut Hong Kong

Elements Involved
Text Acting Theatre Brecht

Who is it for?
Priority will be given to theatre professionals and people who have considerable training in theatre.



New Directors' Movement

– Contemporary German Theatre Workshop

Instructor : Dominik Günther (Germany)

We have invited German stage director, Dominik Günther, to give an introduction to the theories of the renowned dramatist, Bertolt Brecht. In this workshop the instructor will explain the use of Brecht's ideas in the modern German way of directing a play. The instructor will also explain how the German theatre system is today. Participants will also get to do some practical work based on Brecht's play,  The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, discussing and finding the different possibilities to set up a scene.

This workshop is an extension of Theatre Horizon's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

Dominik Günther directed a co-production of two youth theatre troupes from Germany and Vietnam.

Dominik Günther (Germany)

Dominik Günther, born in 1973 in Bonn, studied social sciences and German studies with a focus on theatre studies at the University of Bielefeld. He founded the Neandertal Theater Hamburg and sings and writes in the music cabaret group Nik Neandertal. Since 2005 he works as a freelance director u. a. at the Thalia Theater Hamburg, at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, at the Theater Heidelberg, at the Theater Junge Generation Dresden, at the Theater Bern, at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and at the Theater Magdeburg. In 2008, his production "Hikikomori" by Holger Schober at the Thalia Theater Hamburg was nominated for the German theater prize "Der Faust". In 2009 he won the Austrian Theater Prize "Stella" and the "bestOFFstyria" special award of the jury in Graz with his production "Clyde and Bonnie "by Holger Schober. His work in Heidelberg entitled "Spring Awakening" (Nuran David Calis / Frank Wedekind) was invited to Leipzig in 2010 for the 17th workshop days of the children's and youth theater and to the "Augenblick mal!" Festival in Berlin. Since 2006 he is a lecturer for “Role and Scene” at the Hamburg Actorsstudio Frese. On behalf of the Goethe Institut at the Young State Theater Vietnam in Hanoi in the summer of 2014, he staged the Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht and in 2015 received a follow-up commission for the realization of The Fisherman and His Wife in cooperation with the Theater Junge Generation in Dresden and the Young State Theater Hanoi.

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