The artistic team of the production “The Silence” in conversation with the audience.

© Berliner Festspiele, photo: Fabian Schellhorn

Audience Talks & Further Programme

The topics addressed in the 10 remarkable productions inspire us to engage with the urgent issues of our times. Here you will find information about the newly developed Audience Talks and on the further programme.

Audience Talks

At the Audience Talks  – moderated by Florian Malzacher – short impulse key notes by experts from various disciplines were followed by conversations between participants from the respective production and the audience about backgrounds, social references and decisions regarding content and aesthetics.

Nathan der Weise

Friday, 3.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Wolfgang Kaleck (Human Rights Advocate)
Jury member: Janis El-Bira

The Silence

Saturday, 4.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Katharina Warda (Sociologist)
Jury member: Janis El-Bira

Extra Life

Tuesday, 7.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Mai Wegener​​​​​​​ (Psychoanalyst)
Jury member: Sascha Westphal

Bucket List

Wednesday, 8.5.2024 after the performance
No audience talk, only impulse: Carolin Emcke (Author and Journalist)

Riesenhaft in Mittelerde™

Thursday, 9.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Konstantin Langenick (Actor and Dancer)
Jury member: Valeria Heintges

Die Vaterlosen

Sunday, 12.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Rebecca Ajnwojner (Dramaturg)
Jury member: Eva Behrendt


Wednesday, 15.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Joseph Vogl (Philosopher)
Jury member: Katrin Ullmann

Die Hundekot-Attacke

Saturday, 18.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Sylvie Kürsten (Culture Journalist)
Jury member: Katrin Ullmann


Sunday, 19.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Katja Kipping (Former Social Senator and Lifeguard)
Jury member: Sascha Westphal


Sunday, 12.5.2024 after the performance
Impulse: Ann Cotten (Poet)
Jury member: Martin Thomas Pesl

Further Programme

In several discussion events and lectures, Theatertreffen considered topics like (gender) equality, how to deal with new right-wing tendencies and the relationship of humanity with itself.