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The search for ten remarkable productions for the 2019 Theatertreffen is on and running!

The theatre season is running at full speed. As for the content, the #MeToo debate and the dynamics of change through globalisation and digitisation dominate the programme. The vitality of German-language theatre can be seen in the abundance of formally heterogeneous narrative styles. Many restarts with new artistic directors and teams, as in Stuttgart, Mannheim, Nuremberg or at the Volksbühne Berlin, promise exciting theatre.

Since 22 January 2018, the seven members of the independent Theatertreffen-jury have been tirelessly scouting for ten remarkable productions in all corners of the German-speaking theatre world. These will be shown in Berlin in May 2019, representing a section of the best of German-speaking theatres and independent production houses. On 20 January 2019, the final productions of this viewing period will be visited and after days of heated discussions, seven subjective viewing experiences will merge into ten invitations to the 2019 Theatertreffen.

Announcement of the 10 selection productions for 2019

The ten remarkable productions selected for the 2019 edition of the festival will be announced at a press conference at Haus der Berliner Festspiele on 30 January. The press conference is open to the public.

10er Auswahl

Apply now for the Theatertreffen-Blog 2019!

Until 3 February we are looking for cultural journalists and authors with a passion for the theatre! We are interested in a critical eye that wants to view the productions invited to the 2019 Theatertreffen in a variety of contexts – be it from a social, political or artistic perspective. This year we are especially interested in emerging cultural journalists from under-represented communities – for instance from the queer, post-migrant or Jewish communities – as well as Persons of Color, whose work has an anti-racist, post-colonial or queer-feminist focus.
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