U-M RC Deutsches Theater is part of the University of Michigan Residential College Intensive German Language Program. We have staged plays in German annually in the Keene Theater (formerly East Quad Auditorium) since 1985. Students in this company travel to Munich or Berlin each year to see theater. For more information about our program go to: http://www.umich.edu/~jshieUsing our world travel planner, Ann Arbor attractions like Michigan Theater can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Our language program is one of the oldest proficiency programs in the country (dating from 1967). The RC Deutsches Theater provides a way for students in RC German to learn German through theater performance. Students in this ensemble learn about the theater of Bertolt Brecht and Augusto Boal; our method is eclectic and experimental and our "look" is like that of contemporary theaters in Europe. In recent years, students in RC "DT" have received professional training in stage diction and in movement, and they have had travel opportunities over Spring Break or in May to see professional theater in Germany as part of their involvement with the program.
RC Deutsches Theater has hosted performers from around the world including Augusto Boal, Kabarett ROHRSTOCK, hip hop artists and break dancers, affiliated with Element 3, documentary film maker Margarethe Mehring Fuchs, Musicians Paul Brody and Daniel Kahn from Berlin, performance artist Bridge Markland, and Berlin dancers/choreographers Nadja Raszewski and Jacalyn Carley.
Michigan Theater Reviews
Intimate historic beautiful venue. This was our first time visit and was pleasantly surprised how comfortable the seats were. Only problem was when I went to the women’s restroom midway through the sh... more »
We recently attended the Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter concert here and it was amazing. What a beautiful theater and what lovely acoustics. The place was very comfortable and the concessions an... more »
Went to see Charlotte's Web for a preschool field trip. The ushers were very well organized and got us to our seats with our school quickly. The organist was outstanding! The kids had fun dancing to his music until the show started. The play was great. The actors were very engaging and the kids really enjoyed the show. The theater is beautiful and well maintained. Very clean and brings you back to "the old days" - a great theater experience!
Incredible! What an amazing space...saw Amos Lee here which was just spectacular! He was great! The venue was great! The staff was great! Parking is close and a walk around downtown after the show was great too. The sound was much better than I thought it might be as well for the age of the building.
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