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As Berlin theatres strive for diversity, disability remains one of the last barriers – but maybe not for long. See how the scene is taking steps, starting with "Idole muss man feiern wie sie fallen" at RambaZamba Theater. more

Dec 1, 2017 1:00 PM Theatre & Dance

This holiday season, ditch the smartphone and rediscover the joys of books, vinyl records, Super 8 camcorders, letterpress printers and more. Plus: #MeToo in Berlin, the best and worst of 2017 and much more, on stands now! more

Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM In Print

This month, head to the Deutsches Theater’s smaller stages – the 230-seat Kammerspiele and the 80-seat Box – for a trio of relevant works. more

Nov 25, 2017 1:15 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! Susanne Kennedy gets ready to open a new era at the Volksbühne with the unintentionally timely Women in Trouble, just after #metoo has exploded worldwide. more

Nov 25, 2017 1:10 PM Theatre & Dance

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Photo by Arno Declair

INTERVIEW! Film star Nina Hoss talks about how her relationship with her father and the post-Trump Left inspired her to hit the Schaubühne stage with a very personal adaptation of "Returning to Reims". Catch it Nov 22 and 25-28. more

Nov 21, 2017 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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Photo by Daniel Seiffert

INTERVIEW: Can a theatre director change the world? Milo Rau isn't sure, but that hasn't stopped him from trying. He spoke to us about his three recent projects: a play about Lenin, a "General Assembly", and a film about the Congo. more

Nov 2, 2017 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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Frankfurt General Assembly 1848

What exactly is Swiss director Milo Rau's General Assembly (Nov 3-5)? Here it is, in a nutshell. more

Nov 2, 2017 12:30 PM Theatre & Dance

Identity politics have arrived in Berlin, and the shitstorms are coming fast and furious. Our November issue explores the many race, sexuality and gender identity battles being fought all over town, from the Schwuz fiasco to white dreadlocks. more

Nov 1, 2017 11:30 AM Features

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Photo by Ute Langkafel

In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). more

Oct 10, 2017 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

The new season of Berliner Ensemble under Oliver Reese begins in earnest with four new productions, featuring adaptations of Albert Camus and Bertolt Brecht as well as "Eine Familie" from Tracy Letts. more

Sep 28, 2017 1:45 PM Theatre & Dance

On Sep 24, Germans head to the polls. We're Merk-ing the occasion with an issue that delves into the people behind the politics – monks and vegans, beleagured neo-Nazis, enthusiastic posterers and Turkish "wise men". Check it out on stands now! more

Aug 31, 2017 11:45 AM Features

The Berliner Festspiele aims for the visceral with their Immersion programme, starting on July 1 with a series of performances and installations at Martin-Gropius-Bau and a mysterious durational piece at an old factory in Reinickendorf. more

Jun 26, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

Break out the birthday cake: Exberliner is 15 years old! And to celebrate, we've gathered up the best articles, interviews, rants, confessions and more from the past decade and a half of Berlin in English. And more, on stands now! more

May 31, 2017 11:00 AM Features

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 Theatre & Dance

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

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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