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Cancellation of Theatertreffen and Theatertreffen der Jugend 2020

Dear audience,
In connection with the measures taken to contain a further spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this year’s 57th Theatertreffen (1 to 17 May 2020) – including the formats Stückemarkt and International Forum as well as award ceremonies and public viewings – and the 41st Theatertreffen der Jugend as part of the National Contest programme (22 to 30 May 2020) will unfortunately have to be cancelled.

Theatertreffen would like to thank the members of its juries, the artists, all theatres and producers involved as well as the Federal Cultural Foundation, 3sat, all other sponsors, partners, supporters and parties involved for their cooperation up to this point.

The National Contest programme / Theatertreffen der Jugend would like to thank its jury, all applicants, all companies from the interim selection round as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and all other parties involved.

We very much regret these cancellations and thank you for your understanding regarding this unavoidable decision.

We will keep you updated on all further developments via our usual channels.

Theatertreffen Award

Theatertreffen Award

© Piero Chiussi

The ten remarkable productions for the 2020 Theatertreffen have been selected.

The jury attended 432 productions in 56 cities in the German-language region. 744 votes were given and each jury member watched between 87 and 120 productions. A total of 35 productions was nominated and discussed.

The Theatertreffen-team would like to congratulate the invited directors, companies and theatres!
To the 10 selected productions 2020

Texts and Performances Invited to Stückemarkt 2020

Against Separation: Five innovative pieces, ambitious both in aesthetics and content, each highlighted different facets of this year’s Stückemarkt-motto and managed to convince the jury.
To the selection

The Fellows 2020

International Forum

Apart from the ten remarkable productions, each year the Theatertreffen invites 35 exciting emerging artists from all parts of the world to attend and reflect the festival, to exchange ideas and experiences across artistic and national boundaries and to search for progressive aesthetics for tomorrow in exclusive workshops.
More than 200 artists from 61 nations responded to the Open Call published in the autumn of 2019. We congratulate the invited fellows and look forward to the 2020 International Forum.

Impressions of the 2019 Theatertreffen 2019

Our recap-video gives an impression of the 2019 festival edition. There were performances and discussions, we hatched plans for the future of the theatre - and partied a little, too! We would like to thank all participating artists, technical and other staff, panel guests, visitors, colleagues and all enthusiasts for a great festival.

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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