Theatertreffen-Blog: Open Call 2016

Applications for the Theatertreffen-Blog 2016 are no longer possible.

Deadline for applications was 15 February 2016.
The decision will be announced in mid-March 2016.

Theatertreffen-Blog 2016: Journalists and writers wanted!

Once again, the theatre is under scrutiny. The more the world seems to become unhinged, the louder the demands for the theatre to take a stand and to prove its relevance for the current situation. There no longer seems to be any middle ground between retreating to the ivory tower and ripping open all the doors. There’s a need for clarity, quickness of response and significance.

Where better to explore these trends and the theatre’s reactions to them than at the Berlin Theatertreffen. During the past seven years, the Theatertreffen-blog has established itself as an independently critical accompanying voice. And for the 2016 edition, we are once again looking for journalists and writers with a passion for the theatre and a willingness to take a closer look: At the interstices in the ubiquitous calls for positioning, at the ambiguities, the open questions, the unspoken covenants and not least at the politics of the aesthetic. We are not exclusively looking for theatre specialists, but rather for thoughtful observers of the multifarious discourses that are dealt with on stage. To loosely quote Michael Athen: If you are an expert of nothing but the theatre, you’re not an expert of the theatre either.

So we are looking forward to applications from a wide range of backgrounds and are particularly interested in seeing what else you could bring, apart from a passion for the theatre and a good ability to express yourself in language. This could be skills in digital video or audio editing or a creative talent, for instance for drawing.

Your presence in Berlin during the time of the Theatertreffen (6 to 22 May 2016) is a prerequisite.
Expenses for travel and accommodation will be covered, tickets to the shows are included. There will be an expense allowance.
There is no age limit.
Applicants should have an excellent knowledge of German.

Please submit your application as a pdf-file to . It should include a motivational letter (max. 3,000 characters), a tabular CV and up to three representative work samples, one of which should be a theatre review (published or unpublished).

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2016.


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