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Festival Update

From 13 to 24 May 2021, the ten productions nominated by the Theatertreffen-jury will be presented as live streams from the producing theatres or as recordings in cooperation with our media partner 3sat, among others. The festival’s programme also includes the international Stückemarkt, featuring streams from the UK, Canada and Berlin, the International Forum in a new setting, a digital showcase as well as a focus on the legendary Living Theatre from New York. The programme can be experienced digitally; analogue events will be announced at short notice, subject to feasibility. The detailed programme schedule with additional information will be published in late April and will be adjusted continually.

Einfach das Ende der Welt

Einfach das Ende der Welt

© Diana Pfammatter


The festival will be opened on 13 May with a live stream of the production “Einfach das Ende der Welt” from Schauspielhaus Zürich, based on Jean-Luc Lagarce and directed by Christopher Rüping. This is the fourth time that the director has been invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen.

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Theatertreffen Award

Theatertreffen Award

© Piero Chiussi

The 2021 Selection of 10 Productions

The Theatertreffen-jury of critics has announced its selection of ten remarkable productions for the 2021 festival edition. 285 productions in 60 cities were viewed either in person or online. 531 votes were submitted and a total of 26 productions were suggested and discussed.
The Theatertreffen-team would like to congratulate the selected directors and collectives, ensembles, theatres and production houses!

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Digital Practice in the Theatre

The extensive discursive programme “UnBoxing Stages – Digital Practice in the Theatre” examined the risks and potential of theatre on the internet at the virtual 2020 Theatertreffen. You can still access the recordings of the panels, the “Long Night of Tutorials” and further conversations!

To the recordings

About Theatertreffen

Every year, the festival Theatertreffen brings remarkable productions from the German-language region as well as works by emerging artists from across the world to Berlin. Which topics, aesthetics and urgent issues are shaping contemporary theatre?

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A Female Quota of 50 %

With its 2020 festival edition, the Theatertreffen introduced a female quota of at least 50 percent in the direction position for the selection of 10 productions. The jury and the festival’s directors have agreed to extend this rule for another two years, up to and including the 2023 festival.

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