Press Releases


[21 May 18]

The Theatertreffen 2018 comes to an end with an acclaimed solo by Joachim Meyerhoff in “Die Welt im Rücken”.

The presentation of the Alfred Kerr Prize for Performance to Benny Claessens, the closing jury discussion and Joachim Meyerhoff's solo performance in “Die Welt im Rücken” directed by Jan Bosse (Burgtheater Vienna) round off this year’s edition of the festival on 21st May. more


[11 May 18]

The Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt: Commission of Work awarded to Maya Arad Yasur

The Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt and its cooperation partner, the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, have awarded this year’s commission of work in a public jury discussion on Friday, 11 May 2018, at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more


[02 May 18]

Stories that shape us

On Friday, 4 May 2018, the 55th Theatertreffen will open at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with a performance of Frank Castorf’s monumental production “Faust”. more


[02 Mar 18]

The Theatertreffen opens with Frank Castorf’s production of “Faust”

The 55th Theatertreffen will begin on Friday, 4 May 2018 with a performance of “Faust” directed by Frank Castorf, a production of Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (under the Artistic Direction of Frank Castorf). The nearly seven-hour-long show will be presented at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele five times, including a preview on 1 May 2018. more


[07 Mar 18]

Six new works selected for the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt

In a Europe-wide competition, the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt searched for new plays and projects. Now, the jury has made its selection. more


[30 Jan 18]

55th Theatertreffen: The jury’s selection

The Theatertreffen of Berliner Festspiele will take place from 4 to 21 May 2018. An independent jury of critics presented their selection for the 55th festival edition at a press conference today, 30 January 2018. more


[10 Nov 17]

Open Calls: Applications for Stückemarkt and International Forum welcome

Every year, the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen supports a new generation of international theatre makers and creative professionals. The formats Stückemarkt, International Forum and Theatertreffen-blog invite artists from various disciplines to attend the festival in Berlin, to present their work and to discuss the art of tomorrow, right here and right now. more


[03 Nov 17]

German Chancellor-Fellow Yanyan Qian from China at the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen

The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation fosters the leaders of tomorrow.
Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowships grants fellowships to up to 50 researchers from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the US – up to ten fellowships for each country – under the patronage of the German Chancellor and funded by the Federal Foreign Office. more