Talk / Live stream
Focus Living Theatre

Living Theatre: Then & Now

Taking Julian Beck’s “Das Theater leben (The Life of the Theatre)” as a point of departure, fundamental questions about the Living Theatre will be explored. How do we read Beck’s texts from today’s point of view and do we have answers for the questions that they raise?

  • 1 h
  • 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.

Julian Beck’s collected writings on various aspects of his theoretical and practical theatre work in connection with the Living Theatre are radical and visionary – and not always easy to understand today. How deeply are they rooted in the context of the times of their writing? Where can we look for connections and find inspiration? What do they have to tell us today? In an open discussion, institutional challenges, performative self-contradictions and impossible dialogues will be explored.


Thomas Oberender Author and dramaturg
Milo Rau Director and author
Kathrin Tiedemann Dramaturg, curator and theatre director
Anna Opel Moderation