Theatertreffen 2022

6th – 22nd May 2022

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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 every year. This year’s edition will take place 6th – 22nd May 2022.

The members of the Theatertreffen jury, Mathias Balzer, Georg Kasch, Sabine Leucht, Petra Paterno, Katrin Ullmann, Sascha Westphal and Franz Wille watched and discussed a total of 540 digital and live productions in 63 places during the past 12 months and made their selection of the ten most remarkable productions:

  • All right. Good night. A Play about Disappearance and Loss by Helgard Haug (Rimini Protokoll) with music by Barbara Morgenstern in collaboration with Zafraan Ensemble
    Conceived, written and directed by Helgard Haug | A production by Rimini Apparat in coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Volkstheater (Vienna), The Factory (Manchester), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt/Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen)
  • Das neue Leben. Where do we go from here freely adapted from Dante Alighieri, Meat Loaf and Britney Spears
    Directed by Christopher Rüping | A production of Schauspielhaus Bochum, as part of Transfer Bochum/Zürich
  • Der Tartuffe oder Kapital und Ideologie by Soeren Voima, based on Molière and based on “Capital and Ideology” by Thomas Piketty
    Directed by Volker Lösch | Staatsschauspiel Dresden
  • Die Jungfrau von Orleans based on Friedrich Schiller, in an adaptation by Joanna Bednarczyk
    Directed by Ewelina Marciniak | Nationaltheater Mannheim
  • Die Ruhe by SIGNA
    Conceived and directed by Signa Köstler | Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg
  • Doughnuts by Toshiki Okada Directed by Toshiki Okada | Thalia Theater (Hamburg)Ein Mann seiner Klasse based on the novel by Christian Baron and adapted for the theatre by Lukas Holzhausen and Annika Henrich
    Directed by Lukas Holzhausen | Schauspiel Hannover
  • humanistää! eine abschaffung der sparten based on Ernst Jandl
    Directed by Claudia Bauer | Volkstheater (Vienna)
  • Like Lovers Do (Memoirs of Medusa) by Sivan Ben Yishai
    Directed and choreographed by Pınar Karabulut | Münchner Kammerspiele
  • Slippery Slope. Almost a Musical by Yael Ronen, Shlomi Shaban and Riah Knight, Itai Reicher
    Directed by Yael Ronen | Maxim Gorki Theater (Berlin)

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