Berlin, Germany

Creating a Solo Performance: Berlin Cabaret/Kabarett

when 30 May 2020 - 11 July 2020
language English
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1650

This course is an acting course that introduces the student to the research, writing and performance techniques of cabaret performers.

While studying and analyzing the techniques of a wide variety of cabaret performers through its inception, students will explore aspects of writing monologues and implementing those techniques with the ultimate goal of creating and performing their own material -sense of truth- with the courage necessary to stand-alone on stage.

The class meets twice a week for three 90-minute segments each day.

The two segments of each class typically involve short lectures on historical and theatrical topics as well as seminar-style discussions of the assigned readings. Some class days devote time to in-depth acting exercises, analyzing the solo performance/cabaret vocabulary and technique. Some class days we will use the afternoon segment for film screenings, excursions to sites in the city or working on your final presentation.

Course leader

Dr. Zishan Ugurlu

Target group

This course is open to students from all disciplines and levels, though it may appeal most to students of writing, literature, media, history and acting.

Course aim

Students will learn how to create and perform their own material -sense of thruth- with the courage necessary to stand-alone on stage.

Credits info

6 EC
ECTS credits


- 50% Participation on the class exercises, discussions, meeting deadlines, energy and creative growth, attendance
- 25% Quizzes on reading and listening assignments
- 25% Presentation of your Solo performance

Fee info

EUR 1650: course fee
EUR 250: program fee

Early registration discount: -50€ (until April 4, 2020)


Visit our website for our scholarship opportunities.