Keynote / Live stream
TT Context / Practice What You Preach

Male, Female, Diverse.

Gender perspectives on the 10 Selected Productions

Theatre scholars Katharina Rost and Jenny Schrödl subject the Theatertreffen’s selection of ten productions to a feminist and gender-critical scrutiny.

  • 20 min
  • In German with simultaneous translation into English

Past Dates

Berliner Festspiele Media Library
This event will be accessible  in the Berliner Festspiele Media Library for the time being.

The theatre uses gender performances in order to make itself understood. Gender is revealed as a construction, altered or simply discarded and forgotten. Often, however, theatrical representation makes use of stereotypes, and regressive gender images in the plays produced remain uncommented. How is gender rendered discernible? What breaks open existing norms and what kind of representation merely reproduces them? Theatre scholars Katharina Rost and Jenny Schrödl have carefully scrutinised the staging of the ten selected productions. They show what a feminist aesthetic could look like and where red flags can be seen.


Katharina Rost University of Bayreuth
Jenny Schrödl Freie Universität Berlin