Under Pressure – Theatertreffen 2021


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Open Calls for the 2022 Festival Edition

In mid-October we will publish the Stückemarkt Open Call and are already looking forward to receiving new texts and projects! Since the International Forum could not take place in 2021 either, we have decided to extend the invitation to the already selected artists again next year. Therefore, there will unfortunately be no Open Call for the 2022 International Forum. We will publish information on the promotion of young journalists at the 2022 Theatertreffen on a later date.

Theatertreffen 2022

The next Theatertreffen will take place from 6 to 22 May 2022. The selection will be announced in early February 2022. The programme will be published in April.

Selection Period for the 2022 Theatertreffen

Premieres that take place in the period from 6 February 2021 to probably the end of January 2022 can be considered by the jury for the 2022 Theatertreffen.

Theatertreffen 2021. Impressions of the digital festival

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Impressions from the 2021 Digital Festival

This was the second online edition of Theatertreffen: Live streams and recordings from Haus der Berliner Festspiele and numerous other locations were presented on our new platform Berliner Festspiele Digital. The selection of 10 productions and Stückemarkt were complemented by the showcase “Stages Unboxed”, a focus on the Living Theatre and the customary, extensive discourse programme. This recap video will give some impressions of an unusual festival edition.

Pilot Project Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre

For the first time, the pilot project “Forum Ecological Sustainability in Theatre” will take place within the framework of this year’s Theatertreffen and in cooperation with the action network “Nachhaltigkeit in Kultur und Medien”. The aim is to actively develop a long-term network for issues of sustainability in the theatre and to connect with already existing initiatives.

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Videos on Demand and More

Many of the discourse events of the 2021 festival edition, additional material such as the short portraits of the authors featured in Stückemarkt and further links are still available for you to watch. To do this, click on the menu item “Programme” and navigate to the event you wish to see. Under the menu item “Meet” you will find the 3D stage designs of “Graf Öderland” and “Einfach das Ende der Welt”. The virtual Festival Garden is also still open.

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

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