Photos by Martin Sigmund


2021.1.25   8 - 10 pm
Online lecture on Zoom

By invitation only.
Free admission.










German Theatre  Directing  Creating   Brecht

Who is it for?
Professional directors and actors who are invited.




German Theatre During The Pandemic

- An Online Lecture

with Dominik Günther (Germany)

During the covid-19 pandemic, Theatre Horizon touched base with our previous theatre masters from overseas to see how they were doing. Young German director, Dominik Günther, was invited by Theatre Horizon in 2018 to lead a workshop called "Performing Brecht - A Contemporary German Theatre Workshop." His method of working with directors and actors opened many eyes. In this online lecture, Dominik will talk about his production of The Good Man of Szechuan while complying to the social-distancing regulations. He will also share with us how German theatre is coping with the covid situation.


Dominik Günther

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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