The 10 Selected Productions
Each year, ten remarkable productions are selected by an jury of critics from among around 400 shows within the German-language region and the viewing period.
Each May, they are presented at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other venues throughout the city, depending on the individual productions’ staging requirements. Ever since the Theatertreffen’s foundation – when it was still known as “Berliner Theaterwettbewerb (Berlin Theatre Competition)” – this selection of 10 productions has been the festival’s core. An invitation to the Theatertreffen brings national recognition to the respective production teams – and often a boost to their careers. With its 2020 festival edition, the Theatertreffen introduced a female quota of at least 50 percent in the position of directors for the selection of 10 productions. This rule will be observed up to and including the year 2023.
Selection period for the 2023 Theatertreffen
Premieres that take place in the period from 29 January 2022 until probably the end of January 2023 can be considered by the jury for the 2023 Theatertreffen.