online 14 April
Berlin 18 – 21 April


early bird discount until 15 March

Training as Method

Dr Jurij Alschitz invites Drama Teachers, Theatre Pedagogues, Directors to discover a comprehensive methodology for teaching and production.

Training as Method is a concrete proposal for teaching practice through the tool of Exercises. Participants will not only receive a wide variety of exercises, they will learn how to create their own system and how to create own exercises.

Training as Method contributes to the liberation of the creative forces of the teacher and his students, the director and his actors – it is a field of freedom.

The basic idea – to train the artist first – will be at the heart of the programme.


Acting and Directing

20 July – 4 August 2024
Montecreto, Italy 

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If you register until 1st April 2024 you can benefit from the early bird discount!

XIV International Theatre Summer Academy

self-preparation – the secret to success

acting and directing courses
with Jurij Alschitz and his International Team of Teachers

♣ Summertime in Italy – hot days in cool mountains
♣ Off the beaten track – where the individualists meet
♣ Self-preparation: a subject that is not taught in any academy
♣ Get daily acting training together
♣ Workshops for acting, directing and teaching
♣ Experience International encounters of all ages
♣ We celebrate life as artists together!


Jurij Alschitz

The Director’s Tools

11 February 2024 +
21 – 25 February

Rehearsal Methods

8 – 12 May 2024

The new long-term programme in hybrid format begins in 2024

Nowhere else are the complex basics of the director’s craft taught in such a compact way and provided with the finesse of professional mastery.

International Directing Programme

Artistic Director Dr Jurij Alschitz

Get a director’s training in Online – Hybrid – Face-to-Face courses. Three modules are offered regularly over the course of a year, which can be attended individually in any order. Each course comprises a five-day workshop with a preceding online introduction.

This unique hybrid training programme is aimed at those who have decided to become directors, but also at all directors, theatre educators, actors and playwrights who already have experience in their profession but lack craft skills. It is aimed at those who want to learn important secrets of the profession.

We grant a 10% early bird discount for registration up to 6 weeks before the start of the course.


Online Theatre Academy

⇒ calendar with all actual course dates and registration

Online Courses for actors, directors and trainers

  • find new formats of learning
  • integrate learning into your daily work
  • discovered new topics for your own theatre practice
  • meet colleagues from all over the world

The online format cannot replace the rehearsal room, but it can enrich it with new impulses in a completely different way.

Hybrid formats allow online + offline participation

The Online Theatre Academy offers flexible and affordable ways to further your education without much effort. There are experimental courses to discover, in small groups and with individual coaching.



4 March – 29 April 2024
from 17:00 – 20:00 UTC+1



The Vertical of the Role

Christine Schmalor

Self-preparation of the actor. This course also invites teachers and pedagogues to learn the methodological steps for their own teaching practice.

At the centre of the method, which was developed by Jurij Alschitz, is a very practical aim: the self-preparation of the role. You become the author of the role and thus the encounter with the director on the film set or on the first day of rehearsals in the theatre takes place at eye level. This method will help you prepare for a role throughout your life. The clear work steps give you certainty as to which tasks you can set yourself and in what order so that you can grasp a role in all its dimensions.

The course includes 2 additional individual coaching sessions.