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Burning Issues Meets Theatertreffen

Conference on Gender (In)Equality

Day two of the conference is all about working together – a keynote and a panel will introduce the topics and at the Burning Issues Academy, we will roll up our sleeves in workshops and sessions. The day ends with the Lila Podcast, a classic among feminist podcasts.

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  • 12 h
  • In German and English

Past Dates

Registration at

Accreditation Academy Programme on 18 May (limited number of participants):
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Friday, 17 May, 19:30 – 21:30
Saturday, 18 May, 13:00 – 14:30

10:30, Delphi Filmpalast
Welcoming Words
In German with English translation
With Nicola Bramkamp, Yvonne Büdenhölzer, Lisa Jopt, Maria Nübling

10:45, Delphi Filmpalast
In German with English translation
With Charlotte Roche moderator, actor, author

11:15, Delphi Filmpalast
Let the Fame Grow
In German with English translation
With Anne Haug and Melanie Schmidli (Projekt Schooriil)
The self-appointed “Scheißspielerinnen” Anne Haug and Melanie Schmidli of Projekt Schooriil are qualified experts on feminism, true theatre animals and super-approachable stars and will present in a short performance – themselves. Be there!

11:30, Delphi Filmpalast
ca. 90 minutes
Somewhere over the Glass Ceiling
With Maria Fleming General Manager Dublin Theatre Festival, Nele Hertling Director Section Darstellende Künste, Akademie der Künste, Berlin Barbara Mundel designated Director Münchner Kammerspiele, Nina Röhlcke Cultural Councillor Swedish Embassy, Berlin and Franziska Werner Artistic Director Sophiensæle, Berlin
Moderation: Margarita Tsomou curator for theory & discourse at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin
The panel discussion “Somewhere Over the Glass Ceiling” will deal with the question of questions: How can we achieve gender justice in the theatre? To find out, we will talk to women in management positions who contribute to a fairer theatre with their “best practices”.

13:00, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Lunch Break
Catering by Charlottenburger, Festivitäten

14:30, Haus der Berliner Festspiele & Universität der Künste Berlin
2 rounds à 90 minutes, one interval / admission € 10
Burning Issues Academy
Lectures, Panels, Workshops
In German and English
In two rounds of ninety minutes each, there will be opportunities to engage in exchange, discussion and action with artists, feminists and activists.
Registration for the sessions will take place at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Every participant can attend a maximum of two sessions.
Friday, 17 May, 19:30 – 21:30
Saturday, 18 May, 13:00 – 14:30
Complete Academy Programme

21:30, Deutsches Theater Berlin
ca. 45 minutes
Lila Podcast Live
In German
With Anna Bergmann, Yvonne Büdenhölzer, Nicola Bramkamp, Lisa Jopt
Four female theatre-makers who take a stand: Anna Bergmann has only women direct productions on the main stage of Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Nicola Bramkamp took a stand for the abolition of the Gender Pay Gap at Theater Bonn, Yvonne Büdenhölzer introduced a 50 percent quota for women at Theatertreffen and Lisa Jopt is calling theatre workers across the country to reforms. What is needed to turn our plans into reality?


Nicola Bramkamp, Yvonne Büdenhölzer, Lisa Jopt, Maria Nübling

“Let the Fame Grow”

Anne Haug and Melanie Schmidli (Projekt Schooriil)

“Somwhere over the Glass Ceiling”

Maria Fleming, Nele Hertling, Barbara Mundel , Nina Röhlcke and Franziska Werner

An ensemble-netzwerk project in cooperation with the Theatertreffen and in collaboration with the Universität der Künste Berlin.

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Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb.

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