Improv theater course for PhD students

Improv theater course for PhD students

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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Improv theater course for PhD students

Thursdays, from 19 October 2017

The PhD representatives DOIT (Doktoranden-Initiative) are organizing an improvisation theatre course for the coming winter term 2017/18.

After the successful start of the improv theatre course in autumn 2016, the class continues in 2017. The registration is open to all science PhD students on Bahrenfeld campus and the number of participants is limited (first-come-first-serve basis).

The idea of the course is that impro theatre techniques can help us in challenging situations in life and work situations such as job interviews, scientific presentations, group discussions and even conference dinners. How can we be our authentic selves and give the best impression? What if we are tongue-tied because of our fear of saying the wrong thing? What if there was no wrong thing?

Theatre improv pioneer Keith Johnstone created games and techniques to prepare actors to be more spontaneous and in-the-moment and to be less afraid of their audience. This course will use adapted improv theatre games and role plays for academic scientists’ needs.

The course is practical in which each of us is not a witness but a participant so be prepared to move around, practice new games, and challenge shyness and fears. Please wear comfortable clothing and be ready for some fun.

Improv Theatre course with Elena Kaufman (
Schedule: Every Thursday 5:30-7:00 p.m., 19 October 2017
Venue: Seminar room 456 Building 25f, Campus Bahrenfeld

Parisa Bayat
Parisa Bayat
Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
Event Calendar
12 Dec. 2017 11:00
Speaker: Filippo Sala (DESY)
Location: SR2
12 Dec. 2017 14:00
Speaker: Wolfgang Ketterle (Department of Physics, MIT Cambridge, MA, USA)
Location: CFEL, Bldg. 99
12 Dec. 2017 14:15
Speaker: Anastasia Golubtsova (BLTP JINR)
Location: SR 03 in building 01b
12 Dec. 2017 16:45
Speaker: Claude Vallee (CPPM/DESY)
Location: Auditorium
13 Dec. 2017 12:00
Speaker: Wolfgang Gregor Hollik (DESY)
13 Dec. 2017 12:30
Speaker: Pedro Liendo
Location: SR3
13 Dec. 2017 14:00
Speaker: Georg Wittig
Location: Campus Bahrenfeld, bldg. 28c, FLASH seminar room, 2nd floor
13 Dec. 2017 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
14 Dec. 2017 10:00
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 116
14 Dec. 2017 to 15 Dec. 2017
Speaker: ARMESTO PEREZ, Nestor, Dr. ASCHENAUER, Elke-Caroline
Location: Auditorium
15 Dec. 2017 14:00
Speaker: David Reitze (LIGO Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)
Location: CFEL, Bldg. 99
15 Dec. 2017 14:30
Speaker: Valerie Domcke (DESY)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
15 Dec. 2017 18:00
Location: Bistro (bldg. 9a)
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