Publication of the Programme and Start of Advance Booking
The complete programme will be published on 14 April. Advance booking will start on 28 April at 14:00.
The 2023 International Forum Participants
The Theatertreffen invites 32 exciting artists from all parts of the world to attend and reflect the festival and to exchange ideas and experiences across artistic and national boundaries. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all participants and thank everyone for their applications!
602 artists from 74 countries responded to the Open Call published in the autumn of 2022.
The 10 Remarkable Productions 2023
On 26 January, the Theatertreffen’s jury of critics announced their selection of 10 remarkable productions for the 2023 Theatertreffen at a press conference. Our congratulations go to the nominated production teams and all participants!
The 10 Treffen 2023
A series of events and both artistic and creative interventions will open new resonance chambers for the long-standing Theatertreffen on a European level as part of the 10 Treffen.
Questions of Privilege
The 2023 Theatertreffen will ask which issues, social processes and political changes are shaping today’s theatre. What kinds of encounters and exchanges of ideas can help us to consider these questions and to make them productive for art? How can we create a safe space for diverse perspectives regarding uncomfortable questions of our times?
For this edition, we will focus on questions of privilege. Because the (creative) reflection on privileges of not-knowing can open up spaces for discussion and action, and an analysis of the absence of certain privileges can change the discourse of privileged societies. Creating awareness of one’s own advantages can contribute to building understanding and solidarity for those who do not have these same advantages. Therefore, this year’s festival will look at a variety of versions of one question: “Who has the privilege to not know…?” This question can be complemented in various directions and is reflected in different ways in the format 10 Treffen, which we will launch in 2023. Ten Treffen (English: ten meetings or encounters) will frame, beguile and embrace the 10 remarkable productions selected for the festival. The main funding institutions and conceptual partners of the new format are the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb and the Goethe-Institut.
Theatertreffen in the Berliner Festspiele Media Library
You can still watch a selection of Theatertreffen events digitally in the Berliner Festspiele Media Library. For example, many discourse events and speeches are available as video, audio or text.
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 ten remarkable productions. The jury and the festival’s directors have agreed to extend this rule for another year, up to and including the 2024 festival.
Our New Look
The Theatertreffen, as part of the Berliner Festspiele, is introducing a new look that we have developed together with the agency 3pc. We have begun using new logos and typefaces here on the website, on our posters and digital channels from March 2023. The new look will become increasingly apparent during the second half of the year as our website is redesigned.