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Newcomer’s Meeting

Interested in joining the Schauspielgruppe?

Then come by our newcomer’s meeting!

Wednesday, 23 October
Common Room

Stage Make-up Workshop

We are happy to announce that there will be a workshop in stage make-up exclusively for the Schauspielgruppe! Two professional make-up artists who usually work with theater productions will come to the Anglistische Seminar and teach us the basics of stage make-up. 

Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Where: English Department - room will be announced later

The workshop will be held in German, but we’ll be able to translate among ourselves. 

There will be a limited number of participants so that everyone can get some hands-on experience and do the make-up themselves. We are especially interested in participants who would like to practise their newly-learned skills by helping in the upcoming Schauspielgruppe productions with make-up backstage and pass their knowledge on to other members interested in learning the art of stage make-up.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to Elisabeth Güttes (

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The Getaway

In the year 2004, dementia sufferer William Malone is on the verge of losing his mind. As reality recedes, his past comes flooding back. In an attempt to save a suppressed memory, he records himself telling the story of a haunting event. 41 years ago, when William was an advisor at a summer camp, a 14-year-old boy got lost, never to be found again. Will’s manifesto is full of lies, dead ends, artificial memories, and apologies for something he can’t quite put his finger on.

Paul Hopkins as William Malone
Dennis Massmann as Charlie
Sophie Ziegler as Maria, William's daughter
Johanna Engelbrecht as Martha, William's wife

Kirsten Hertel, who organised the first UNESCO Cities of Literature Short Play Festival at the University of Heidelberg in July 2016, is reciprocating by bringing a group of her students to perform their work in New Zealand. She is delighted that the festival and creative networking idea now continues in Dunedin, and thanks Stuart Young for having taken on the big task of organising the second UNESCO Cities of Literature playfest.

Playwright: Paul Liedvogel Director: Timothy Williams

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