Author: ETL

  • Our next production opens on December 1st!

    SCAB. A Comic Drama in Two Acts by Sheila Callaghan Stay tuned and follow us on Instagram or Facebook for pictures, updates and a lot more!

  • Auditions still open!

    We are still looking for performers of any age, gender and background for our next production in September 2022: “Arden”, a non-pastoral comedy based on Shakespeare’s As you like it. Previous theatre experience is welcome but not required. Rehearsals for the show will be held weekly, with a summer break between late July and beginning of August. You will […]

  • Call for Auditions

    We are opening auditions for our next production in September: “Arden”, a non-pastoral comedy based on Shakespeare’s As you like it. When: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April, from 10am to 12pm. Callbacks on Saturday 30th April, time tba. Where: Neues Schauspiel Leipzig, Lützner Str. 29. What to bring: 1) a short text you know by heart, max. two minutes […]

  • Casting Call for December 2020 Show

    Casting Call for December 2020 Show

    ETL is looking for actors for our December 2020 show: A Collier’s Friday Night, by D.H. Lawrence. You will need to be available from September onwards up to performance dates on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of December. Auditions will be held at: Neues Schauspiel at Lütznerstraße 29, on Saturday 29th August starting at 13.30, with […]

  • Call for directors for 2021 season

    Calling potential theatre directors for ETL’s 2021 Season! Due to the current circumstances and having no idea how many people will be allowed in our theatre next year, we have decided to embark on a “shoe-string” theatre season. If we are the thrive next year we need to be prepared and to stay ahead of […]

  • Actors Needed

    ETL is looking for actors for our next show in September 2020. Are you of any age, any gender, any colour and any height? If so, we want to see what you can do on the stage! We will be holding auditions at the Neues Schauspiel at Lütznerstraße 29, on Sunday 12 July from 10am to 2pm […]

  • The show must go on – but not at the moment

    Dear Friends of ETL, We, like all other community institutions in Leipzig, have had to react to the current crisis. We are therefore announcing the postponement of the performances of Philoctetes on March 20th and 21st. We hope this is only a delay and not a cancellation. We shall work in collaboration with Neues Schauspiel […]

  • Directors Needed!

    Directors Needed!

    Thank you for your pitches! If you have any questions regarding pitches or the new season, please contact us here. Do you have a script that you’re dying to see performed? Have you always wanted to direct an ETL production? Well, now’s your chance! ETL is now accepting applications to direct our December and March […]

  • Actors / Singers Needed

    English Theatre Leipzig is casting for its March 2020 show, Sophocles’ Philoctetes, a new adaptation of a Greek tragedy with an original musical score. Actors and singers of ANY LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND OF ALL AGES are welcome to join our open auditions on Sunday, December 8th, from 10am to 2 pm. Callbacks will be […]

  • Casting Call for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    Casting Call for Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

    We here at English Theatre Leipzig are currently casting for our December production “30 Neo-Futurist Plays from Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind (30 Plays in 60 Minutes)” by Greg Allen. The director, Emily Wessel, will be holding open auditions from 10am to 3pm on October 5th and 6th. The auditions will take […]

  • Flashback: Eric Idle’s Only Stage Play and How It Got to Germany

    Flashback: Eric Idle’s Only Stage Play and How It Got to Germany

    It was 40 years ago today, that Monty Python’s Life of Brian – the best known film by the British comedy troupe – was shown for the first time. The movie about Brian, a guy born on the same day as Jesus in a neighbouring stable and mistaken for the Messiah throughout the film, premiered […]

  • Eurydice Crowdfunding

    Eurydice Crowdfunding

    [youtube id=’izcWWXFu1mc’ label=’Support our crowdfunding campaign on StartNext!’] The English Theatre Leipzig turns to Greek mythology in its newest production and presents Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice from the year 2003, a retelling of the myth of Orpheus in the underworld. A little bit about the story: Eurydice and Orpheus celebrate their wedding, when Eurydice dies and […]

  • Flashback: The Birthday Party

    Flashback: The Birthday Party

    Harold Pinter’s play The Birthday Party had its London premiere – on this day in 1958 – at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. The critics didn’t take to it and shot it down in flames – it was taken off after not even a week’s run. What made the play so controversial, and why is […]

  • Casting Call for Eurydice

    Thespians assemble! We’re casting for our new show Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl! The famous myth of Orpheus reimagined – this play follows his lover Eurydice’s journey to the underworld. After Eurydice dies on the two lovers’ wedding night, Orpheus, consumed with grief, tries to reach her in the land of the dead. While he tries […]

  • Here’s your chance!

    English Theatre Leipzig will be holding an open audition for its March production on Saturday, January 26 from 1 to 3 pm at the Neues Schauspiel Leipzig, Lutzner Str. 29. If you want to act, come around and join the fun. No need to prepare anything, just show up. See you there!