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Jean-Marc Turmes


Theaterakademie August Everding

Theaterakademie August Everding

Creative connections: practical workshop to gain outreach skills

mentored by Mark Withers

02 - 05 May 2023

Theaterakademie August Everding


Our societies are plural and diverse in many different ways and the world of theatre, especially musical theatre, needs to open up and become aware of this reality.


An important step towards this goal is to allow new, more diverse audiences to participate. The Theaterakademie August Everding will therefore host a workshop, lead by Mark Withers, who aims to give young artists from different disciplines the opportunity and the tools to find new ways to reach audiences directly and as widely as possible. In addition, the workshop will provide a space to reflect on the contribution artists can make to society and specific communities.


The workshop starts with a theoretical approach to the outreach topic concerning the questions: Why should you try to reach a new, diverse audience? Where is the gain for an artist in it?


The next part will be the analysis of the libretto and score of Antonio Vivaldis “Juditha triumphans”: How can the artist find their own way here, make it their own? They’ll prepare together the meeting with the community group, openness, creativity and the joy in new approaches will be one of the main points concerning the meeting.


The last part will be the practical work on a small piece of “Juditha triumphans” together with a  community group (still to be defined) and find out during these process the numerous possibilities of musical theatre to become a place for lively encounters. 


This workshop will be lead by Mark Withers, clarinettist and coordinator of participatory educational projects. Mark designs and leads creative education and outreach projects as well as training programmes for artists working in the field.


 Practical informations


Date: From May 2nd to 5th 2023 (participants will arrive on May 1st and leave on 5th evening or 6th morning)

Place: Theaterakademie August Everding, Prinzregentenplatz 12 - 81675 München - Germany


 Application process


- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions

- the artist must contact her sending institution, which decides if they recommend her application

- if recommanded, the artist must send their application to their sending institution contact

- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments




Number of participants:

- Positions reserved for participants supported by enoa organisations: 6

- Positions reserved for participants selected by the hosting institution: 6



 Artistic requirements


Application requirements:


• CV

• cover letter




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