Theatertreffen 2021

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Project description

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

The members of the Theatertreffen jury, Cornelia Fiedler, Wolfgang Höbel, Georg Kasch, Andreas Klaeui, Sabine Leucht, Petra Paterno and Franz Wille watched and discussed a total of 285 digital and live productions during the past 12 months and made their selection of the ten most remarkable productions:

  • Automatenbüfett by Anna Gmeyner
    Director: Barbara Frey | Burgtheater Wien
  • Der Zauberberg(The Magic Mountain) after Thomas Mann
    Director: Sebastian Hartmann | Deutsches Theater Berlin
  • Einfach das Ende der Welt (It's only the End of the World) after Jean-Luc Lagarce
    Director: Christopher Rüping | Schauspielhaus Zürich
  • Graf Öderland (Count Öderland) by Max Frisch
    Director: Stefan Bachmann | A co-production by the Theater Basel (under the artistic direction of Andreas Beck) and the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel/Residenztheater (Munich)
  • Maria Stuart by Friedrich Schiller
    Director: Anne Lenk | Deutsches Theater Berlin
  • Medea* after Euripides
    Director: Leonie Böhm | Schauspielhaus Zürich
  • NAME HER. Eine Suche nach den Frauen+
    Idea, concept, text and direction: Marie Schleef | A production by Marie Schleef in co-operation with the Ballhaus Ost (Berlin), the Münchner Kammerspiele and the Kosmos Theater (Vienna)
  • Reich des Todes by Rainald Goetz
    Director: Karin Beier | Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
  • Scores That Shaped Our Friendship
    A project by and with Lucy Wilke and Paweł Duduś
  • Show Me A Good Time
    Concept and direction: Gob Squad | A production by Gob Squad with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Series (San Diego) in co-production with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg)


Berliner Festspiele

Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 254 89 0
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