The next edition of the Theatertreffen will take place from 7 to 23 May 2021.
Selection Period for Theatertreffen 2021
The selection period for the 2021 festival edition began on 27 January 2020. Productions that will premiere by presumable late January 2021 can be considered by the jury.
The selection will be announced in a press conference on 9 February 2021.
No Open Calls for 2021
In 2020, both Stückemarkt and International Forum had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Theatertreffen-Blog could only be realised in a significantly reduced special edition. Since we place great value on practising solidarity in the fields of arts and culture, we have decided to forego an Open Call for 2021 and to re-invite the artists and bloggers who were intended to take part in the 2020 festival edition.
We are looking forward to receiving applications for the 2022 festival in the autumn of 2021.
Two 3sat “Starke Stücke” Now Available
We are very happy to present 3sat’s recordings of “Der Menschenfeind (The Misanthrope)”, directed by Anne Lenk at Deutsches Theater Berlin, and “Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän (Man in the Holocene)”, directed by Alexander Giesche at Schauspielhaus Zürich as part of the series “Starke Stücke”! Due to the pandemic, both productions – which were invited to the 2020 Theatertreffen – could not be recorded before October, and now they are available for you in the 3sat-Mediathek and on Berliner Festspiele on Demand.
To the recordings
Selfies from the directors with their Theatertreffen Award
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
Impressions from the 2020 Theatertreffen
This year, the festival took place exclusively online for the first time. And even online, the typical Theatertreffen-sense of community could be felt! We would like to thank all participating artists, panel guests, experts, viewers, colleagues, partners and interested followers for an exceptional festival.
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?