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Lily Kelting

The effects of the 2008 economic crisis still ripple worldwide. And at this point the American Dream is looking more and more like a nightmare. No time like the present for Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. What did our critic think? On Jun 26-28. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

Alexander Karschnia, one-third of the free-scene collective Andcompany&Co, reveals what makes his theatre company tick. more

Jun 12, 2017 1:15 PM Stage

You’ve seen Sasha Waltz’s work all over the city, from Sophiensaele to Berliner Festspiele. Now, the godmother of the Berlin dance scene presents her newest Creation, 12 years in the making at Radialsystem V, Jun 9-11 and 16-18. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

Anything goes at this year’s Performing Arts Festival (Jun 13-18), a six-day introduction to the world of independent performance in Berlin. more

Jun 7, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

Theatertreffen Blog: An annotated playlist

For the festival’s closure, Lily Kelting comes up with 10 reflections on the musical side of this year’s Theatertreffen. Spotify playlist included! more

May 22, 2017 2:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

INTERVIEW: Native Berliner Ersan Mondtag returns to Theatertreffen with the post-apocalyptic "Die Vernichtung" (The Extermination). Catch it May 20 and 21 (with English surtitles) at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. more

May 17, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

Theatertreffen Blog: Free hugs in a one-room democracy

Can free hugs make a better world? Probably not. But they do feel good. Berlin’s Social Muscle Club invited guests from their now-global network to host a give-and-take performance as part of the new "Shifting Perspectives" platform. more

May 17, 2017 1:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

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"Three Sisters". Photo by Sandra Then

Theatertreffen Blog: First world problems

Welcome to the 2017 Theatertreffen Blog! Our stage editor, Lily Kelting, looks back at the opening weekend’s productions – and discovers two bold, but utterly different artistic positions about the state of things. more

May 10, 2017 2:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Frank Castorf ’s seven-hour "Faust" is his last lap before the Volksbühne sells its soul. But is it any good? Find out and then catch May 12, 14, 26 and 27. more

May 10, 2017 1:00 PM Stage

Berlin's got sexy nightlife in spades, but the burlesque community’s a little scattershot. Primitiv is holding things down, though: with a biweekly Sunday Soiree (May 14, 7:30pm) and the more kitschier event series, Poetry Brothel. more

May 10, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

Larger-than-life sets, nudity and chicken suits: Get ready for Theatertreffen, your annual cheat sheet to what’s hot in German theatre – May 6-21. more

May 3, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

The Komische Oper proves My Fair Lady works just as well in German. See it in April before it disappears until summer 2018. more

Apr 12, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

The Gorki Theater’s new power players don’t need your pity. The group’s first mainstage premiere is this month: "Winterreise", an ensemble-driven piece from Yael Ronen. Check it out Apr 8 and with English surtitles) 13 and 26. more

Apr 6, 2017 12:45 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Mexico City-based actor, director and author Gabino Rodriguez went undercover in a factory for six months. The result, Tijuana, comes to the Schaubühne’s FIND festival on Apr 4. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Stage

The Schaubühne's annual Festival of International New Drama is back, bringing emerging theatre makers from around the world to Berlin with 14 plays over 11 days (Mar 30-Apr 9), all with English surtitles! Here's our highlight reel. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:15 PM Stage

"Fruits of Labor", the latest piece by Miet Warlop, is a manic concert put on by performance artists unafraid to get weird. Catch March 9-11 at HAU 2. more

Mar 8, 2017 3:45 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Theatre legend Achim Freyer and Claus Peymann have teamed for one final premiere at the Berliner Ensemble, Kleist's Prinz Friedrich vom Homburg. We spoke to Freyer about theater, Brecht and their relationship and his creative arc. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:45 PM Stage

Artistic director Claus Peymann arrived to the Berliner Ensemble in 1999. Almost 20 years later and he says goodbye with Kleist's "Prinz Friedrich vom Hamborg". You can see it Mar 9, 23 and 30. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

Warning: musical-theatrical performance MDLSX will not get out of your head. Italian performance artist Silvia Calderoni delivers an adrogynous, punk performance not to be missed Gorki Studio Feb 16-18! more

Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM Stage

Berlin theatre has plenty of cool and plenty of loud. So let’s celebrate the quiet side: Naoko Tanaka’s "Shadow Trilogy" on at Sophiensaele Feb 9-12. more

Feb 9, 2017 11:45 AM Stage

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