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Yvonne Büdenhölzer with the Theatertreffen team on stage in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele at the end of the Theatertreffen 2022

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Thank You for 11 Years of Theatertreffen

“During my 11 years as festival director, we watched 690 hours of theatre together in May, saw 110 productions – performed by 1025 actors, staged by 67 directors including collectives – produced by 92  invited theatres and selected by 29 jury members. My thanks go to everyone who made this festival into an inspiring and zealous location for theatre arts: artists, partners, funders, jurors, critics, colleagues and the audience!”

‒ Yvonne Büdenhölzer, Director of Theatertreffen 2012–2022

Theatertreffen 2023

The next Theatertreffen is scheduled to take place from 5 to 21 May 2023. The selection will be announced in late January / early February 2023. The programme will be published in April.

An unfolded notebook with a view of the Berliner Festspiele Media Library stands on a table in front of a window through which one can see a green garden.

View of the Berliner Festspiele Media Library

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Theatertreffen in the Berliner Festspiele Media Library

You can still watch a selection of our events this year digitally in the  Berliner Festspiele Media Library. For example, the three “Starke Stücke”, recorded by 3sat, are available:  “Die Jungfrau von Orleans” (directed by Ewelina Marciniak),  “Ein Mann seiner Klasse” (directed by Lukas Holzhausen) and  “humanistää!” (directed by Claudia Bauer). In addition, many discourse events and speeches are available as video, audio or text.

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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 director have agreed to extend this rule for another two years, up to and including the 2023 festival.

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