Since 1995, Dr Jurij Alschitz, along with both young and experienced directors and trainers, has been investigating the most relevant themes of the day and opening them up for practical application.

Whether as part of European research projects or in cooperation with academies and acting-/directing guilds, it is always about the innovation of new rehearsal and training methods, in short, about the theatre of tomorrow.

In retrospect, these first 12 years can be seen as a development phase for the Teaching Professional Theatre Practice Master Programme. Seminars for the advanced training of theatre teachers and directors were conducted in various places.

Since 2007, the International Directors’ and Trainers’ Colloquium has established itself as a regular gathering in the first week of January in Berlin. It has become a good custom of WTTI at the start of each year to meet up with old colleagues and to welcome new ones. It provides the opportunity to recharge batteries, grapple with new ideas and build new contacts with colleagues from all over the world. In the past, many of these new contacts have led to further artistic collaboration.

In 2018, we celebrated the XXV International Directors’ and Trainers’ Colloquium with the theme: The new Role of the Role.

Themes

2018 The new Role of the Role
2017 40/40 A new dimension of theatre training
2016 The Theatre of the Sphere – approaching the HAIKU-Method
2015 The actor on the post-dramatic stage
2014 Training as Method
2013 Theatre Ethics from Stanislavsky till the present
2012 Theatre as Time Machine
2011 Words, Words, Words
2010 The Pause on Stage
2009 Part I  – The Art of Analysis / Part II –  The Art of Rehearsal
2008 Part I  – Asking 40 Questions of one Play / Part II –  The method “table–stage- table”
2007 The Art of Composition for Directors, Choreographers and Theatre Teachers