Homology - Comedy meets education
After the germanwide success of „HOMOLOGIE“, the comedy school program, an international version of the show in English is now available. With his stage character „Malte Anders“, theatre educator Timo Schweitzer offers students a humorous insight into the topic of homosexuality and the normality of being different. The new version appeals in particular to English teachers at secondary and international schools.
Malte Anders gets to the bottom of old prejudices and reaches the students at eye level by sharing his own world and the experiences of others. Among lots of other things, he makes it clear that in over 65 countries around the world it is already a crime to identify only as LGBTIQ*. Malte’s multimedia and interactive show allows for different perspectives that show the importance of mutual respect and that it is everyone’s responsibility to stand up for the rights of others, especially the LGBTIQ* community.
Homosexuality – a taboo subject in school? Not with Malte Anders!
The comedian brings this difficult topic to the school stage with a lot of humour and sensitivity. Sexual orientation, gender, tolerance and cultural diversity play a big role in the lives of today‘s youth. These topics are directly related to the formation of the identities of young people.
The lack of discussion of this topic leads to continued prejudice and hostility towards gays and lesbians. Common words used as insults in schools, such as „gay“ and „fag“, are linked with bullying. Statistics show that there are 1-2 gays and lesbians in every classroom.
HOMOLOGY isn‘t just sex education but a way to raise awareness in young adults to the complexity of the subject and to encourage reflection. The program also informs students that in over 65 countries around the world it is a crime just to identify as LGBTIQ.
The charismatic substitute teacher Malte Anders, performed by the theatre educator, Timo Schweitzer, creates a new approach to these socially relevant themes in a refreshingly different way – in your school!
- Building and improving tolerance, respect and understanding of different sexual orientations
- Preventing and counteracting discrimination and bullying
- Violence prevention
- Addressing one‘s own prejudices
- Supporting and strengthening the development of one‘s own identity
- Teaching about homosexuality and dealing with the discovery of one‘s sexual orientation
- Supporting the decriminalization of homosexuality
- 50-minute Comedy Show with Malte Anders for about 160 students at your school’s auditorium
- Talkback with Malte Anders with questions from the students
- Lesson plan material for preparation and review of the topic
Interested? Get in touch!
HOMOLOGY is developed with generous support from the „HMSI – the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration“ and the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt.
„Decriminalizing homosexuality is a priority for Mission Germany and the entire U.S. government. There are over 65 countries where LGBTI individuals face violence and arrest for simply being who they are. This is unacceptable. No one should have to live in fear of incarceration or physical harm for being LGBTI. This is not a left versus right issue, or a religious versus secular issue. This is a human issue. The United States is committed to protecting and defending the human rights of all people.“