Gunter Loesel

Gunter Lösel is an actor, Artistic Director of Impro Theater Bremen, psychologist, trainer, author and theater teacher (Zurich University of the Arts, ZHDK) with over 20 years of experience. He has published five books and a dissertation on improvisation.



Thursday 6/21, 2pm-5pm // Czwartek 21.06, 14-17 // BOOK - ZAREZERWUJ

Basic Forms of Human Encounters for the Stagearchetypes

This workshop deals with friends, enemies, lovers, mothers, mentors and other characters, and how we can use them as positions in theatre, in order to create stories that are new and old at the same time: The trick is to draw from the universal unconscious knowledge of the human, distilled through centuries of encounters with each other, but avoid stereotypes. The workshop introduces a system to compose stories using space and gestures, thus opening up infinite possibilities of encounters that are useful for spontaneous storytelling. Some questions are: Who is the ‚hero/heroine‘ and do we really need one? Which characters support a hero/heroine?
Which characters oppose the hero/heroine? How can we get beyond stereotypes? The workshop is not meant in an esoteric context, but in a very pragmatic one. It is based on the book “The Play of Archetypes” by Gunter Lösel.

10-16 students, RED TRAIL // SZLAK CZERWONY