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Burning Issues x Theatertreffen 2022


The first day of the conference will end at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with a keynote by author Deborah Feldman, followed by a Q & A and a get-together in the garden of the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Knee and hand of a woman with glitter wig against an orange background

Anica Happich for Burning Issues, image detail

© Rebecca Rütten

  • 1 h 15 min, no interval
  • In German with simultaneous translation into English

Past Dates

Trigger warning:
The lecture talks about rape and its consequences for the victim, which can be stressful and re-traumatising.

Available as  Video on Demand in the Media Library

The Invention of a Woman
Deborah Feldman was rather late to discover the isms that are now familiar to so many of us. However, she found sociological terms useful tools in dissecting the ideological structures of her own inner world and reassembling them in new forms. Fifteen years after her first, cautious steps away from her religious community, she observes how the awkward lessons she learned then appear to have been entirely overtaken by new ways of looking at the world. Now she attempts that mental leap again: What would happen if she left the community under the present conditions? And: Is it still possible to create space through progressive thinking for all those who come from regressive circumstances?

Deborah Feldman Author

Ein Projekt von Save the world In Zusammenarbeit mit der Akademie der Künste und dem Internationalem Theaterinstitut    
Gefördert durch Neustart Kultur, Fonds Darstellende Künste, GVL und Rudolf-Augstein-Stiftung