First lesson 45 Min13 plus
by Jörg Menke-Peitzmeyer | Classroom theatre
Short info: The new pupil Jürgen makes his classmates an unusual offer: for five minutes they are allowed to do anything with him, but afterwards they have to leave him alone. An intense, interactive performance about bullying.
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The new pupil Jürgen comes into the class and makes an unusual offer: for five minutes they are allowed to do anything with him, but afterwards they have to leave him alone. An intense, interactive performance about bullying.
In 2006, Menke-Peitzmeyer was honoured with the author promotion price of the national stage group in the German stage association for his play »Erste Stunde« (»First Lesson«).
Performances of the production »First lesson« can only be shown in the classroom. It needs an authentic setting, the space where the students spend their every-day-life. And at the same time it plays with the dynamics of a "classroom" situation.
Press: »With the help of the necessary sensitivity [...] it is possible to address the pupils individually, to carefully uncover the distribution of roles in the class and to create a forum for victims.« Leipzig-Almanac
Premiere: 23rd April 2009
Presse: »Mit Hilfe des nötigen Feingefühls gelingt es […], die Schüler individuell anzusprechen, die Rollenverteilung des Klassenverbandes mit Bedacht freizulegen und ein Forum für Opfer zu schaffen.« Leipzig-Almanach