Theatertreffen

About the Festival

Every year in May, Germany’s most important theatre festival brings together theatre-makers, journalists and guests from all over the world in Berlin. The centrepiece of the Theatertreffen is formed by the ten “most notable productions,” which are chosen every year by an independent jury of critics from a possible 400 performances of the season. This summit of German-language theatre is divided into three event sections: the Theatertreffen Camp during the day ties in public and discursive events with visitors from the worlds of culture, politics and commerce, and forges links between theatre and current socio-political subjects (free admission). The central evening events comprise of the performances of the ten selected productions and the guest performances and readings of the Stückemarkt. At night, the Haus der Berliner Festspiele invites you to public discussions, premiere parties and concerts. What’s more, the International Forum and the Theatertreffen-Blog offer young theatre-makers and cultural journalists the opportunity to develop their professional experience.

Yvonne Büdenhölzer
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Yvonne Büdenhölzer

has been the Theatertreffen’s director since 2012. She was born in 1977 near Cologne and studied German philology and educational sciences and worked as a dramaturge for various municipal theatres and independent companies. From 2005 to 2011, Yvonne Büdenhölzer was Head of the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Festspiele’s Theatertreffen. In October 2009, she initiated the symposium “Schleudergang Neue Dramatik – Zur Zukunft der zeitgenössischen Dramatik (Spin Cycle New Drama – On the future of contemporary drama)” at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. In 2009/2010, she was curator (together with Tankred Dorst, Ursula Ehler and Manfred Beilharz) and festival manager for the theatre biennial New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden and Mainz. From 2005 to 2015 she was a visiting lecturer for the course of Applied Literary Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2012 to 2015 she was a member of the Berlin Council for the Arts.

Daniel Richter
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Daniel Richter

has been Theatertreffen’s Head of Dramaturgy since 2017. He studied Modern German Literature, Old German Linguistic and Literature Studies, and Philosophy at the University of Bonn. He has worked as a dramaturge at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen, the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin with directors like Nurkan Erpulat, Staffan Valdemar Holm, Falk Richter, Kevin Rittberger and Nora Schlocker among others. In 2010, he took over the directorship of the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt for the Berliner Festspiele. From 2015 to 2017 he was director of the International Forum, for the 54th Theatertreffen he was co-director of the festival. He has taught at the University of Göttingen, the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Erfurt with a focus on stage dramaturgy, contemporary drama and culture/literature management.

Phone + 49 30 254 89-128

Documentary Theatertreffen 2017

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Theatertreffen 2017

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Theatertreffen 2016

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Theatertreffen 2015

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Theatertreffen 2014

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Theatertreffen 2013

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Theatertreffen 2012

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Database 1964-2018

The database with all productions, theatres and directors since 1964 as well as the Stückemarkt authors.