A Loving, Irreverent, and Hilarious Look at the Waldorf Subculture.
The show includes segments on:
The Steiner Lifestyle Points Survey
How to Know Your Temperament and Change Your. Spouse’s
How to Survive the Class Teacher Home Visit
Retirement Strategies for Waldorf Teachers
The Waldorf-Speak Phrase Dictionary
The show usually concludes with an appearance of Ronald’s alter-ego, the world famous eurythmist Eva Maria Sophia Christina Duders zu, von, und unter von Dudersdorf. Eva is the originator of “Spewrhythmy,” a new art form that combines artistic speech and eurythmy. She performs (in full eurythmy garb) one of her original poems.
The show is rated “G” and is appropriate for sixth graders and above. All the humor is positive and comes out of respect and love. There is no humor that is demeaning or hurtful. The show contains no profanity, no bathroom humor, and no picking on members of the audience—unless they seem to deserve it.
Pizza will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds will support the 8th Grade’s end of year class trip.
Who is Ronald Koetzch? Ronald is a professional stand-up comedian and monologuist specializing in humor about Waldorf Education, Anthroposophy, and related matters. In the past 20 years, Ronald has given over 500 performances at Waldorf schools and conferences and at anthroposophical institutions and events in North America and other parts of the world, including New Zealand and Australia. In August 2010, he performed in the Great Hall of the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, during the International English Conference.
Ronald holds degrees from Princeton (BA) and from Harvard (MA and PhD) and has taught at Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Hampden-Sydney College of Virginia. He was for many years a senior instructor at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and also a writer and columnist for East West Journal. Ronald is the founding and current editor of Renewal: A Journal for Waldorf Education. For many years he was a faculty member and the Dean of Students at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, California. Ronald lives in Fair Oaks with his wife, Anne, his ginger Maine Coon cat, Amelia, five bicycles, and six fountain pens. His son, stepson, and stepdaughter all attended Waldorf school.