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Nicholas Potter

Nicholas Potter goes on an overnight expedition to find out why one would hang out in a former airship hangar filled with tropical kitsch, flamingos and squealing brats- aka Tropical Islands. Read more

Insider Tips

A chat with director Yony Leyser about queer history, time travel and his theatre debut at Gorki, W(a)rm Holes. Catch it Jun 12 and 13. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Fifty years on from the famous 1969 riots, two festivals celebrate Berlin’s queer past, present and future. Read more

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Sharon Eyal’s Half Life is a tough act to follow. Performance after performance is greeted with a thunderous standing ovation. How does it pair up with Van Dijk’s Distant Matter? Read on and see for yourself May 30 and Jun 1 at the Komische Oper. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is making waves in the USA. The 34-year-old playwright already has an Obie Award under his belt and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This year he's a jury member for TT's Stückemarkt. Read more

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How She She Pop’s Oratorium brilliantly turns the theatre into a space for pressing public discourse. Read more

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INTERVIEW! She She Pop’s Mieke Matzke on the flaws of democracy, the role of culture and the collective’s second production at Theatertreffen, Oratorium. Read more

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Saturday’s Stückemarkt opening piece Pussy Sludge by American playwright Gracie Gardner is a potential set text for new wave feminism, our author argues. Read more

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Simon Stone’s Theatertreffen opening production of Hotel Strindberg has left our author with one burning question: How on earth could this happen? Read more

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The most prestigious festival for German-language theater sees a freie Szene breakthrough, expensive stage design and diversity issues. Catch the fest May 3-17. Read more

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Our stage editor Nicholas Potter heads up the English-language Theatertreffen Blog this year, covering the fest (May 3-19) throughout. But before it starts, he's got something to say. Read more

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Drugs, sex and 24-hour hedonism are all great, but what about Berlin clubs’ carbon footprint? Could the nightlife scene lead the way towards a sustainable future? Read more

Zeitgeist

Environmentalist Tadzio Müller on Berlin’s bad air and Germany’s car fetish, what’s next for mining regions and why the future of our planet could well be in the hands of bright-eyed kids. Read more

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Thomas Aurin

Berlin’s premier international theatre festival is back from April 4 through 14. We've previewed some highlights from this year's sharply curated guest performances from China to Chile. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Berlin's new Senator for Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection Regine Günther announced a radical new measure: Berlin is to become the first car-free European capital by 2030. Read more

Politics

INTERVIEW! Danke Deutschland, a performance that examines the experience of Vietnamese immigrants in East and West Germany, is a hot-pick from this years FIND festival. We interviewed director Sanja Mitrović and delved deeper into its conception. Read more

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Of the 11 notable Brits we profiled in our March issue, Sean Patten is a founding member of British-German performance art collective Gob Squad. To see him and the gang in action, you can catch "I Love You, Goodbye" on the (supposed) eve of Brexit. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW! Bosnian-born director Oliver Frljić on the flaws of democracy, the role of culture and his second production – Ein Bericht für die Akademie – at the Gorki Theater. Catch it Mar 7 and 30. Read more

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René Pollesch returns to the Deutsches Theater (Mar 4, 15, 23, 24) with a part theatre evening, part film screening modelled around a replica of the Black Maria. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Schaubühne dramaturg and script translator Maja Zade on becoming a playwright herself. See her work for yourself in her new work "status quo" Feb 7-9 and 11. Read more

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