Features,Theatertreffen

How did Berlin’s Volksbühne end up in a state of crisis?

4 Jun , 2018  

Brought in to shake up one of the German capital’s iconic theatres, Chris Dercon aimed to expand its remit and embrace a wider range of art forms. Following his abrupt resignation, Annegret Märten examines for The Stage why his agenda proved unpopular with artists and local residents.   Rapid change at the top of Berlin’s prestigious Volksbühne theatre has […]

Features,Theatertreffen

Theatertreffen’s role as a barometer of German theatre

16 May , 2018  

While it is primarily a showcase for the best German-language drama, the Berlin festival is also a forum for heated industry debate. For The Stage. This May, the 55th annual Theatertreffen Berlin honours the past year’s 10 best productions from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, inviting them to be restaged in the German capital. Nominated by […]

Features,Theatertreffen

TT 17 Feature

17 Sep , 2017  

With its heady mix of radical work and discussions on the future of art and the creative process, Berlin’s Theatertreffen is always a politically charged affair. Annegret Märten meets organisers and attendees of the festival to explore how international affairs are making their mark on the German-speaking theatre ecosystem. Berlin’s Theatertreffen has always been a political affair, […]