A RESEARCH OF THE THIRD-YEAR CLASS OF THE OTTO FALCKENBERG SCHOOL
Director: Malte Jelden
In 1943 Munich, the “capital of the movement” celebrated the 70th birthday of Otto Falckenberg, then artistic director of the Kammerspiele. In 2016 the drama school named after him reaches exactly the same age. The students of the third-year class will embark upon a fanciful research trip into the Falckenberg era: Did the theatre as place of humanism resist the ideas of the Nazi period or did it serve as accomplice in fulfilling a “national obligation”? What did the artists perceive to be their responsibility at the time and what do we see as our obligation today?