Covenant Players - A native speaker theater
(by Marlis Tiefengraber and Anja Ruppnig, 4A)
Am 02.05.2017 besuchten die Covenant Players wieder das Neue Gymnasium Leoben. Die Gruppe aus drei Personen, namens David, Annika und Sam, führte für viele Klassen englische Theaterstücke auf. Da die Stücke auf das jeweilige Sprachniveau der Unterstufenklassen angepasst waren, konnte jeder dem Theater folgen, erste wie auch vierte Klassen. Wegen der fehlenden Bühne und Requisiten war jeder dazu eingeladen, die eigene Vorstellungskraft zu benutzen. Mit Spaß und schauspielerischem Können brachten die Covenant Players den SchülerInnen die Gesellschaft betreffende Probleme näher und sorgten dabei auch für gute Unterhaltung. Einige Schüler erhielten die Chance, selbst Teil des Stücks zu werden und so ihre Englischkenntnisse unter Beweis zu stellen. Außerdem wurden durch Fragen an das Publikum alle miteinbezogen. Die bereits in der gesamten Schule bekannten Schauspieler werden jedes Jahr freudig von allen teilnehmenden SchülerInnen erwartet und haben sich mit ihren kreativen Ideen einen guten Ruf erarbeitet.
„I think it was really cool. They were talking in English all the time and I was a little bit proud that I could follow the theatre that easily.“
„I liked the play ‘Apes live in trees’ best, because an actress hit her head with a box all the time and that was very funny.“
„The best part of the play was when my friend got the chance to take part in it.“
„At first, I was embarrassed that I had to get on stage and play a role, but then I started to like it.“
„It was great fun. I am already looking forward to the next appearance of the Covenant Players.“
The Covenant Players came to our school again.
The same procedure as every year you might be tempted to say. On May 3rd the Covenant Players came to our school again to both perform some scenes and to play with our students in class. The exemplary enthusiastic reactions of students show that the Covenant Players‘ way to present topics like friendship and how to lead a meaningful life, will never be out of date.
Here are some students'reactions from 2A:
The theatre was very funny, because the actors were funny. We learned a lot, it was great.
It was the best theatre at our school. It was like a sketch, very funny. We laughed so much. I think it was creative. I was very sad, because the time oft he theatre was so short.
On Tuesday three actors came to our school. They made a lot of things with us. It was a theatre and I played the boss oft the thieves. It was really cool and funny.
It was really cool, because many children could play there. I found it very nice. It was cool, too, because it was funny and silly. We laughed a lot. It was a cool play.
On Tuesday we had a very funny and a crazy theatre. We had a lot of fun.
It wasn´t difficult to understand the text. It was funny, because the story was thrilling. The best thing for me was that we could play together with the actors.
The theatre was great. It was very funny. I think Dave was the coolest person of the theatre.
The theatre was really cool. I love David, because he always smiles. He´s a really cool man, and he made us laugh.
Marie Jurkowitsch und Ina Zwigl:
It was the best theatre that I´ve ever seen, because it was very funny. I liked it, because there were a lot of little scenes. I think the second scene was the best, because we all were allowed to play with the actors.
The theatre was really cool and interesting. The actors were funny and nice. You had to work with them.
On Tuesday, there was an English theatre at our school. The theatre was very funny, because the actors were really cool. The actors played their roles really cool.
Zusammengefasst: Mag. Hans Pichlbauer