Queer New World By FONACT (Fontainebleau School of Acting)

Workshop (2 days)


Join us for a glimpse into the world of queer Berlin during the creative and artistic cultural explosion of the interwar years; work with young actors as they explore how we connect as human beings in the present - and through the lens of the past.

A provocation inspired by the life and world of Annemarie Schwarzenbach described by photographer Marianne Breslauer as “neither man nor woman, but an angel, an archangel”; amidst a backdrop of the joyous sexual liberation and gender exploration that defined Weimar Berlin under the burgeoning shadow of fascism.

« Fear? Back then, I didn't even realize what that new feeling was. Later, when it overwhelmed me and almost pulled me under, I understood. And, since then, a nameless fear has hung like a plume of smoke over the great, colourful desert of this country, above my sometimes blissful, sometimes terrible memories of it. » (Annemarie Schwarzenbach)

 - The Fontainebleau School of Acting is an international school for motivated actors with a desire to progress their training. Our courses enable the actor to focus on their craft with highly qualified teachers, actors and directors. FonAct provides a dedicated, full-time, preparatory acting program designed to inspire, encourage and explore; preparing students for the acting profession in the world of theatre, television and film.

Lucinda Millward trained at the Guildhall School as an actor and has worked for the last 10 years within the industry in both theatre and television. Before training at the Guildhall School, Lucinda studied History at Oxford University and also studied for an MA in Text and Performance at RADA. Lucinda worked as a teacher and director at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she teaches MA and BA classical acting students, as well as students within the opera and music departments. Lucinda set up and directed the first two years of the Preliminary Acting Course at the conservatoire, as well as leading workshops for the Guildhall Summer School. Lucinda was a member of panel auditioning  BA and MA students for the three-year acting course at Guildhall - internationally and within the UK.
In addition, Lucinda has attended intensive teacher training with Liz Lerman – US pedagogue - in ‘Critical Response Process’ a series of intensive workshops learning how to give productive creative feedback to artists. Lucinda also runs a successful educational agency in London.

Conception et mise en scène : Lucinda Millward, en collaboration avec Laurent de Montalembert et les autres professeurs de FONACT  avec leurs étudiants de 2ème année.

En collaboration avec les Midis de la Poésie


Language (EN)


11:30 - 17:30
Open to the audience on Sunday at 3:00 PM (performance)


Cabaret-Philo + expo - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Brussels


€60/2 days - 10 people max.

Reservation required