German theatre group

Using an experiential learning approach that combines theatre history with performance, the aim of the GMST 488 German Performing Drama course (Instructor - Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou) is to develop a dramaturgical concept for a German play based on textual analysis, research, and in-class discussion, and to mount a German language production of the play at the end of the semester. While the play is performed in German, the course is taught in English. Only the actors need to have a background in German. Fine Arts students receive Theatre History credit.

After a three-year break, the German student theatre group is back with a new production: G.E. Lessing’s Nathan der Weise.
See pictures from the performance on November 7 & 8, 2017 courtesy of Tobias Dietrich.

The German student theatre group performed Friedrich Dürrenmatt's Der Besuch der alten Dame. Here are the video series about the production process: 

This was the second year running that the Performing German Drama student theatre group was staging a German play. After the great success of the Woyzeck project in 2011 year, we took on the challenge of staging  Der Jasager - Der Neinsager - a play by Bertolt Brecht. See our website.

The Martlet writes about the production.

Dr. Elena Pnevmonidou, with the financial support of the Fine Arts Faculty and our Department, launched a new pilot project: a German student theatre group as part of an experiential learning course, whose enrolment in its inaugural year was an impressive 31 students. For the pilot project we chose to stage a production of Georg Büchner´s Woyzeck. This turned out to be a very promising pilot project, and we are offering such a theatre project on a regular basis as a cross-listed Germanic Studies-Fine Arts theatre course, incorporating a German-language production into the regular theatre program at UVic.