Exploring Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas

Apr 01, 2022 7:00PM—Apr 02, 2022 5:30PM


Emerson Waldorf School Eurythmy Room, 6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Cost $25 - $80

Event Contact Kathleen Wright | Email

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A WORKSHOP WITH BARBARA RENOLD, Presented by the Rudolf Steiner Branch of North Carolina

Steiner’s four Mystery Dramas span 17 years in the lives of its characters, during which some of the most extraordinary scenes ever written in the history of drama were enacted. Given to humanity over 100 years ago, these plays show in dramatic form, the intense and complicated Soul and Spiritual tapestry behind our everyday lives – how Karma from former incarnations impact our present day relationships, how that karma is worked on during the life between death and rebirth in different planetary spheres, the influence of various spiritual beings in our actions and experiences on our path of inner development and more. No other world dramas encompass such far-reaching perspectives. And yet these influences are shown within the context of the earthly biographical events of characters who show what our lives in our times are all about!
Friday evening’s lecture will give an overview of all 4 mystery dramas, while Saturday’s workshop will focus primarily on the first drama, The Portal of Initiation.

April 1-2, 2022
Friday evening lecture: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday workshop: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Emerson Waldorf School Eurythmy Room
6211 New Jericho Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Barbara Renold is a practicing speech artist, teacher and director of community theatre. She trained at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, from 1978-1981, and supplemented her studies at the Harkness Studio in Sydney, Australia, in 1982-83. During her time as a speech and drama teacher at Sunbridge College (1983-2007), she taught in all part- and full-time programs, and directed many student productions. Her great passion is Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas. She has directed two full cycles. This work culminated in the historic Mystery Drama Festival of August 2014 in Spring Valley, NY, in which, for the first time in English, all four dramas were presented by one cast, in a 9-day conference. She is currently teaching at the Eurythmy School and is one of the founding teachers of the full-time speech training, the Steiner School of Speech Arts, housed in the Threefold Community in Spring Valley, NY.

Friday and Saturday (includes Saturday catered lunch and snacks): $80
Friday lecture only: $25
Saturday only: $55

You may pay at the door with a check, or online (anthroposophync.org) with credit card. Either way,
please RSVP kathleenwright51@gmail.com so we know how many people to plan for.

Please bring along a copy of the Pusch translation of Steiner’s Mystery Dramas. We may have a few
copies you may borrow, but please let Kathleen know if you need one.