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
23 Oct. 2017 14:00
Location: CFEL, Room MR O3.112
23 Oct. 2017 16:00
Speaker: Dr. Minjae Kim
Location: room 222
23 Oct. 2017 16:30
Speaker: Severin Dieter Lüst
Location: building 2a, SR 2
23 Oct. 2017 16:30
Speaker: Severin Luest
Location: Seminar room 2, building 2A
24 Oct. 2017 11:00
Speaker: Ivan Sobolev (DESY)
Location: SR2
24 Oct. 2017 16:45
Speaker: Teresa Marrodan (MPIK Heidelberg)
Location: Auditorium
25 Oct. 2017 14:30
Speaker: Pranjal Trivedi (Hamburg U.)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
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