Rebecca Jacobson

Weekend read! Upon discovering that she has family buried right here in Berlin's Weißensee Cemetery, American Berliner Rebecca Jacobson set off on a genealogical hunt to connect with her Jewish past. more

Nov 20, 2015 11:50 AM Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW: Berlin's showcase of Nordic art and performance returns for the sixth time, kicking off at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov 13. We spoke to artistic director Ricarda Ciontos about this year's Russian focus, risk, resistance and going wild. more

Nov 10, 2015 12:55 PM Theatre & Dance

Berlin's first dedicated international comedy stage, Comedy Café Berlin, finally opens its doors on Sun, Oct 18. With the city's English comedy scene exploding, the ambitious venue hopes to centralize the scene with shows and comedy classes. more

Oct 15, 2015 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

Celebrating the longstanding contributions Israelis have made to Berlin’s cultural scene, the inaugural ID Festival kicks off this weekend (Oct 16-17) at Radialsystem V! Don't miss premieres, concerts and favourites like "Save Your Love Part I". more

Oct 13, 2015 11:30 AM Theatre & Dance

Via Willkommenskultur or despite it, five Middle Easterners meet in Berlin and explore what it means to be from a region with so many disparate identities in "The Situation". Starting Oct 8 catch director Yael Ronen's newest piece at Maxim Gorki. more

Oct 5, 2015 12:15 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

INTERVIEW: British comedian Josie Long brings "Cara Josephine", her most personal show to date, to two Neukölln venues from Oct 8-9. She spoke with us about heatbreak, guerilla shows and outdoor sports. more

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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Ute Langkafel

From youthful ire to midlife mediocrity, playwright Sibylle Berg's theatrical machinations evoke challenging questions about modern-day femininity. Catch her latest offering, Und Dann Kam Mira, at the Maxim Gorki October 1, 23 and 27. more

Sep 30, 2015 4:15 PM Theatre & Dance

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Laurent Philippe

INTERVIEW: Dancer-choreographer Paula Rosolen gets physical at the Sophiensaele with "Aerobics! A ballet in 3 acts!", on from Oct 1-4. more

Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW. Author Sibylle Berg returns with her follow-up to the smash "Es sagt mir nichts, das sogenannte Draußen", "Und dann kam Mirna", again at Maxim Gorki. Catch her tough protagonists, just a bit older, starting Sep 24. more

Sep 21, 2015 11:15 AM Theatre & Dance

MS Schrittmacher founder Martin Stiefermann heads Places & Traces, a tour that presents Mitte – from Alexanderplatz, Rotes Rathaus and through to the Stadtschloss – as a site of economic crisis. Runs Wed-Sun though Oct 1 more

Sep 11, 2015 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

This year’s International Literature Festival Berlin (Sep 9-19) features 209 events and nearly 200 participants from 54 countries. Sounds like a lot? It is! Where do you start? Let us help! more

Sep 2, 2015 12:30 PM Theatre & Dance

"Marty, we've got to get back to the future!" ETB and artist collective copy & waste take everyone's fave time-travel trilogy and turn it into a cupcake shop and performance series. Check it out in the old West Germany space Sep 3-6, 10-12. more

Sep 1, 2015 11:15 AM Theatre & Dance

The 21st edition of the annual dance explosion returns this summer with performance companies from over 20 different countries exploring the link between visual art and movement. Don't get overwhelmed, here are our picks. On Aug 13-Sep 4. more

Aug 10, 2015 12:40 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

It’s not the Congo (or Vietnam), but Theater der Migranten takes Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness”, gives it a contemporary spin and sets it actually on the Spree. Catch it starting Jul 24 at Flutgraben e.V. more

Jul 21, 2015 1:00 PM Theatre & Dance

And the hedonism of a toga party pales in comparison... Mount Olympus is a 24-hour performance paying homage to the unity of time in Greek tragedy. It's theatre of excess, not just in length, but everything. Catch it at Foreign Affairs through Jul 5. more

Jul 1, 2015 3:20 PM Theatre & Dance

Tanz im August, Berlin's biggest dance festival, kicks off on August 14! British choreographer Rosemary Butcher – the “icon of New Dance” – makes her fest debut with the retrospective "Memory in the Present Tense". more

Jun 25, 2015 3:30 PM

Think Shakespeare's too big a bite to chew in any form? Think again. Forced Entertainment's bringing the complete works of the Bard to a tabletop at the Foreign Affairs festival (Jun 25-Jul 5). more

Jun 22, 2015 12:35 PM Theatre & Dance

Director Michael Thalheimer whittles down Maxim Gorky’s 1902 "Nachtasyl" (The Lower Depths) to 90 minutes, 13 characters and zero shreds of hope. And lots of hanky panky among sewer-dwelling lowlifes. Catch the despair at Schaubühne June 16 and 17. more

Jun 16, 2015 2:45 PM Theatre & Dance

German-British performance collective Gob Squad built a little robot named Myon, and then teamed up with Komische Oper to teach him all about feelings in their new musical "My Square Lady". Catch it Jun 21 at 19:00 and Jun 25 at 19:30. more

Jun 15, 2015 4:00 PM Theatre & Dance

"Das Kohlhaas-Prinzip", Yael Ronen's freewheeling adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella, packs plenty of black humor, theatrical self-awareness and manic energy, and Dionysus and Pentheus face off to the sound of thumping techno in "Mania". more

Jun 10, 2015 1:30 PM Theatre & Dance

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