Much Ado About Nothing
Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany
Performed in English, German and Polish
April 6-16, 2016
The Folkwang Shakespeare Festival is an annual event hosted by the Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany. Every year the university invites three other institutions to join them in co-producing a given play. The director/student teams from each university craft their own productions independently, and in their native languages. After performing these at the festival, the teams then band together to craft and perform a collaborative production of the play (in English).
-Students of the PWST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków, Poland, directed by Brian Michaels.
-Students of the Durban University of Technology, South Africa, directed by Deborah Arlene Lutge.
-Students of the University of Melbourne, Australia, directed by Tony Smith.
-Students of Folkwang University of the Arts, Germany, directed by Simina German.
Information about this year's 8th Folkwang Shakespeare Festival:
Overview of the project, its aims and structure:
Interviews with the Folkwang University students involved:
Review of the South African production at the Courtyard Theatre in Durban (before the production travels to Germany):
Details of the Australian production at the University of Melbourne: