Past Projects

dream.MEM – participatory roleplaying game and installation
by Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling

05/30-06/02/2019 / Theatermaschine Festival / Gießen

Story Game about hybridity and identity at the Theatermaschine festival of the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies.



Theatre classes at Ricarda Huch Schule Gießen
led by: Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling

DSP Class 11a: August 2018 – June 2019
Projects based on documentary theatre and media / mockumentaries

DSP Class 9/10: August 2018 – June 2019
Work on improvisation and collaborative storytelling

DSP Class 11b: January 2019 – June 2019
Working with methods from Augusto Boal’s forum theatre and improvisation



Scripts: Edgar Lee Masters – Instant Theatre Berlin
led by: Alessandro Casadio and Josef Mehling

April 2017 – June 2017 / Berlin
Advanced acting course for adults, using monologues from Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology”



First Steps in Acting – Instant Theatre Berlin
led by: Alessandro Casadio and Josef Mehling

January 2017 – March 2017 / Berlin
Introductory acting course for adults, culminating in a performance based on Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are”



Picture Book Adaptations – theatre project at John F. Kennedy School
led by: Josef Mehling

December 2015 – May 2016 / Berlin
Performative work on stagings of picture books



COVERING 13 – youth group at Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam
led by: Anna Brückner and Jil Dreyer

September 2015 – April 2016 / Potsdam
Theatre course for teenage girls* culminating in a final performance about body image, at Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam



The Pavilion for Praying to the Moon – theater project at Nelson Mandela School
led by: Jeremy McIntosh and Josef Mehling

January 2015 – April 2015 / Berlin
Production of “The Pavilion for Praying to the Moon” with students of the 10th grade



Fall Workshops – IDA Nowhere
led by: Jil Dreyer and Julia Forgacs

November 2015 / Berlin
Workshops on performing and storytelling for refugee children at IDA Nowhere in Berlin



Entdecke die Bühne! / Explore the stage!
led by: Jil Dreyer and Noël Schulz

Oktober 2014 / Garbsen
Two-week workshop on creating and performing theatre for children and teenagers new to the stage in collaboration with the school social work of the City of Garbsen



Schauspielkurs an der Wesleyan University
led by: Josef Mehling and Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento

January 2014 – May 2014 / Middletown (Connecticut)
Introduction to acting for students of the theatre department



Exploring Fair Culture! – workshops at Fair Culture Festival
led by: Jil Dreyer and others

June 2013 / Hannover
Theatre workshops in English for international youth performance groups at Fair Culture Festival Hannover for the Junges Schauspiel Hannover



Scenography at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
led by: Josef Mehling and others

January 2013 – April 2013 / Middletown (Connecticut)
Introduction to scenography for children and youth



Fluchtpunkt – youth group at Schauspiel Hannover
led by: Jakob Benkhofer, Jil Dreyer, Daniel Mühe and Parisa Madani

September 2012 – June 2013 / Hannover
Theatre course for teenagers (age 14-20) culminating in a final performance about social hierarchies, at Schauspiel Hannover



Geschlechtsverkehr, Drogen und Tanzmusik / Sex, Drugs and Rock’n Roll – youth group at Schauspiel Hannover
led by: Jil Dreyer, Ruth Messing and Henning Hartmann

September 2011 – Mai 2012 / Hannover
Theatre course for teenagers (age 14-18) culminating in a final performance using song texts, at Schauspiel Hannover



Workshops for School Classes at Junge Schauspiel Hannover
led by: Jil Dreyer

August 2011 – Juli 2012 / Hannover
Workshops involving seeing plays at Schauspiel Hannover and relating to their themes (1st – 13th grade)



Pünktchen und Anton – fall break workshop, cooperation of Junges Schauspiel Hannover and Sprengel Museum Hannover
led by: Jil Dreyer and Lena Reuter

Oktober 2011 / Hannover
Two-week artistic workshop for children ages eight to twelve based on “Pünktchen und Anton” by Erich Kästner for Schauspiel Hannover, co-sponsored by Sprengel Museum Hannover