BUEDG Winter Workshop 2020/2021: A Dramatic Scrapbook

Instead of a “normal” performance, the Bamberg University English Drama Group’s annual Winter Workshop will this semester produce a collection of several small projects, such as poetry readings, dramatic monologues or short scenes, some of which will then be uploaded to our YouTube channel – a dramatic scrapbook with diverse theatre-related activities.

We will be working on a broad range of texts, such as Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology or Alfred Lord Tennyson’s In Memoriam, and include seasonal themes into our work, for example as a series of winter-themed poems in December or some New Year’s poetry in January. However, we are also open to text suggestions from participants. To combine our dramatic work with some theoretical knowledge about theatre, we will also familiarise ourselves with fundamental theatre techniques, such as costume design and textual adaptation.

In addition to this, we will also have the unique chance of working on the development of a brand new play in close collaboration with the play’s author this semester. With a potential summer production of the play in mind, we will be working on individual scenes and snippets from the work this winter. Join us to find out more!

The class will consist of an online and a face to face session. Online sessions will be held on Mondays from 8-10pm via Microsoft Teams, face to face meetings from 8-10pm in U2/00.25 on Thursdays. Participants are welcome to attend either or both; if you do not want to/cannot attend the live sessions, this will not be a problem for participation in our projects as we will use the live meetings mostly for exercises.

If you would like to participate in this years’ winter workshop, please write an email to buedg.englit(at)uni-bamberg.de so that we can add you to our Team on Microsoft Teams. Please also email us if you only wish to participate in live sessions, since we will need to know how many participants to expect in order to comply with current hygiene regulations. We are looking forward to a lot of fun theatre work with old and new faces alike this semester!