Under Pressure – Theatertreffen 2021


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TANZ. Eine sylphidische Träumerei in Stunts / Chinchilla Arschloch, waswas

© Eva Würdinger / Robert Schittko

TT20 Epilogue

We are very pleased that we will be able to present two selected productions from the 2020 selection of ten in Berlin and Potsdam in the context of “TT20 Epilogue” in December 2021 and January 2022. “TANZ. Eine sylphidische Träumerei in Stunts” (TANZ. A sylphid reverie in stunts) by Florentina Holzinger will be presented at Sophiensæle from 11 to 13 December and “Chinchilla Arschloch, waswas (Chinchilla Arsehole, eyey)” by Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug) will be shown at Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam from 12 to 14 January. The performances will be complemented by audience talks. More information and tickets are available from the two respective partner theatres.

To “TANZ. A sylphid reverie in stunts” at Sophiensæle
To “Chinchilla Arsehole, eyey” at Hans Otto Theater

Open Calls for the 2022 Festival Edition

The Open Call for the 2022 Stückemarkt is closed. Since it was once again impossible to host the International Forum in 2021, we have decided to repeat our invitations to the artists that had already been selected. This means that, unfortunately, there will not be an Open Call for the 2022 International Forum. The Open Call for the revised Theatertreffen-Blog will be announced in December 2021.

  • Stückemarkt: Submissions no longer possible. The selection will be announced here from end of February 2022.

Green Ambassadors 2021

Green Ambassadors 2021

© Piero Chiussi

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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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.

Make Me Up, 2019

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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