Luxembourg European Annual Theatre Summer School

Course Overview (regular summer school)

You need three things in the theatre – the play, the actors and the audience, and each must give something.

Kenneth Haigh (actor)

Our regular summer school course follows the "Munsbach model" developed at our original home in Luxembourg whereby activity revolves entirely around project work designed to accommodate and integrate the different strands. Tutors work with students throughout the day and the various projects interweave from time to time : there are sessions where staff move across from one project to another ; particular explorations may be shared or pooled ; there may be developments that briefly pull in the entire student body. By the end of the week, everyone should have sampled something of the experience of everyone else.

We are active throughout each day, with time off on Thursday afternoon and evening. Although the course is intensive the atmosphere is relaxed, and we ensure that there is time – in breaks, around the grounds and winding down at the end of the day – to chat and share the experience.

On the first day, the tutors will present their 2017 projects after which students will be asked to select which two classes they wish to attend*. They must choose one theme class and one skills class. Descriptions of the projects / classes offered by each tutor this year can be found here:

An optional course (called Project 3) is also available for directors / would be directors. This is described here:

*To avoid over-subscription of any one class, students will asked to indicate their preference for each course. It can happen that a student will have to accept their second choice for either their theme or skills project.