The Schaubühne in Berlin and the Habima National Theatre in Tel Aviv first became acquainted at the FIND 7 festival at the Schaubühne in 2007, which showcased two plays by the Israeli director and playwright Yael Ronen. A short time later, the theatres collaborated on a successful co-production titled "Third Generation". The Habima, founded in Moscow in 1919 and established in Israel in 1928, is the best-attended theatre in Israel with over 300,000 subscribers and holds 1,300 performances around the country each year. Following guest performances of plays about the Holocaust and two workshops titled "Our Way of Living", Yael Ronen and a team of German, Israeli and Palestinian actors will develop a piece based on science fiction and religion which will be shown in Germany and Israel.

Theatres: Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin and Habima National Theatre, Tel Aviv (Israel)

Artists / participants: Marysol Del Castillo, Roni Carmel (IL), Pawel Demirski (PL), Jens Hillje, Damian Hitz, Amit Epstein (IL), Louis Jargow (IL), Marius von Mayenburg, Shay Pitowski (IL), Yael Ronen (IL), Robert Rumas (PL), Irina Szodruch (IL), Patrick Zeller and others

October 2010 – November 2011

Wan­der­lust blog

In February 2010 the participating theatres began sharing their impressions of their joint meetings, workshops, guest performances and co-productions in the Wanderlust blog. In addition each season, three Pfadfinder (scouts) headed out to visite the Wanderlust projects, describe the international theatre partnerships and documente these exciting cross-border encounters in texts and images.

Wanderlust blog

The Wan­der­lust Fund

The German Federal Cultural Foundation established the Wanderlust Fund to support German municipal and state theatres that wish to engage in a partnership of exchange with a foreign theatre for a period of two to three seasons.

Wanderlust Fund


Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
Tobias Veit

Kurfürstendamm 153

10709 Berlin