The Berlin Theatertreffen is truly an Olympic event of German-language theatre. In accordance with its statutes, the festival invites the ten most remarkable theatre productions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Berlin in May every year.

Here and Now is the motto of the Theatertreffen 2009. The following productions from Berlin, Hamburg, Duisburg, Cologne, Munich, Sils-Maria, Vienna and Zürich were selected by the jury for the festival in Berlin:

Jürgen Gosch / Deutsches Theater Berlin: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Volker Lösch / Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg: Marat, was ist aus unserer Revolution geworden? [Marat, What Happened to our Revolution?] by Volker Lösch, freely adapted from Peter Weiss
Nicolas Stemann / Thalia Theater, Hamburg / Salzburger Festspiele: The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller
Katie Mitchell / Schauspiel Köln: Wunschkonzert [Request Programme] by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Andreas Kriegenburg / Münchner Kammerspiele: The Trial by Franz Kafka
Christoph Schlingensief / RuhrTriennale 2008: Eine Kirche der Angst vor dem Fremden in mir [Church of Fear], Fluxus-Oratorio by Christoph Schlingensief
Joachim Meyerhoff / Burgtheater, Wien: Alle Toten fliegen hoch 1-3 [All The Dead Fly Up 1-3] by and with Joachim Meyerhoff
Martin Kušej / Burgtheater, Vienna: Der Weibsteufel [The Devil Woman] by Karl Schönherr
Jürgen Gosch / Schauspielhaus Zürich: Hier und Jetzt [Here and Now] by Roland Schimmelpfennig
Christoph Marthaler / Waldhaus, Sils-Maria (Switzerland): Das Theater mit dem Waldhaus [Theatre at the Waldhaus], a project by Christoph Marthaler and company

The members of Theatertreffen jury 2009 are: Eva Behrendt, Jürgen Berger, Wolfgang Höbel, Stefan Keim, Peter Müller, Andres Müry and Christopher Schmidt.

Venue and schedule:
Berliner Festspiele, Berlin 1 - 17 May 2009

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