Theatre Over the Edge
August 19 – August 21, 2019
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco
Class Time/Dates: Monday and Tuesday, August 19 and 20, 10am – 6pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Wednesday, August 21, 11am – 4pm
Performance: Wednesday, August 21st; exact time TBD by the coaches and students after the first class meeting. Students should plan to be in the theater until 8pm on Wednesday.
Class size: 14 students maximum
Class length: 18 hours total of instruction
Early Registration Tuition: $379
Regular Tuition: $399
Prerequisite: Significant performance experience required. Please email Dean Dave Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm eligibility BEFORE registering.
What does Superman think about climate change? Why is Robin Hood laughing at the sight of a paper cup? In this improv format based on the postdramatic work of Heiner Müller, we will make theater pieces exploring current events and political topics with pop culture icons and characters. Utilizing free association, monologues, snapshots and vignettes, this improv format creates dreamlike sequences which create an experience over the course of a night, exploring a topic that is on all of our minds.
German dramatist and director Heiner Müller is best known for “Hamlet Machine” and “The Mission”. His mighty texts and productions, in which he confronted individuals and cold-war societies, have influenced European theatre since the 1960s and are still relevant today. We’ll use his style and techniques to look at and respond to topics that affect us all today.