In this work camp, you will help with the stage design construction in an open-air theatre! Support the theatre of Heidenheim in preparing the summer season when ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ will be performed on stage. You will screw, nail, and paint. Smaller requisites for the play need to be manufactured, too. There will be a professional stage designer and instructor to guide and help you with all tasks. Some experience in manual and/or construction work and in using tools like cordless screwdrivers or paint brushes is highly recommended!
You will be accommodated directly on the project side: Next to the theatre stage, there is huge building for administration, a workshop, a cafe and more facilities. Here you will have two rooms for yourselves, showers, a kitchen and a common room. Please bring a sleeping bag!
Heidenheim an der Brenz is a town with about 46.000 inhabitants. The area is rural with a beautiful countryside: since it is at the end of the Swabian Albs, there are many hills and forests. There is a castle and a wildlife park in Heidenheim, very close to your project. If you would like to visit a larger town, you can go to Ulm which is only 30km away. Stuttgart and Munich are just about 2 hours by train.
Your host is the Open-Air Theatre Heidenheim, the 2nd largest open-air theatre in Southern Germany. The theatre is surrounded by forest and can accommodate 1100 spectators. Each year, it offers theatre plays for children and adults, as well as performances like music or poetry slams. It is run by a non-profit association and celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. This project is perfect for everyone who is interested in theatre and wants to have a look behind the scenes! Have a look at Heidenheim theatre here: www.naturtheater.de
International volunteers have supported the open-air theatre Heidenheim already in the past years with the preparation of the summer seasons as well as maintenance work during autumn. Since the theatre is entirely run by a non-profit association, local volunteers are more than happy about the international help. By supporting the association at the theatre, you help support the sustainable development of the community (UN SDG 11).