INTERVIEW. Portland, Oregon-based playwright Andrea Stolowitz searches for answers about her family as she tracks them down in archives and graveyards. "Berlin Diary – Schlüterstraße 27" is on at English Theatre Berlin Oct 6-9 and 12-15. more

Oct 5, 2016 1:30 PM Stage

Seymour Gris: Kultur for the 90 percent?

Who is Germany's state-funded culture really for? Should more be done to attract "diverse audiences" to Berlin's cultural institutions? more

Sep 9, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

INTERVIEW. Israelis have a voice here, but Palestinians, not so much. Curators of "After the Last Sky" Anna-Esther Younes and Pary El-Qualqili aim to change that with their fest at Ballhaus Naunynstraße starting Sep 9. more

Sep 5, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

Tanz im August Blog: SUNNY openings

INTERVIEW! Emanuel Gat and Awir Leon open this year’s Tanz im August festival with SUNNY, an unpretentious and largely improvised collision of music and movement. Lily Kelting spoke with the duo about musical genres, letting go and more. more

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

As Frank Castorf’s departure as artistic director of the Volksbühne looms, his latest production is more of an insider's farewell than anything groundbreaking. "Die Kabale der Scheinheiligen" will be performed this Sat, Jul 9 at 19:00. more

Jul 7, 2016 4:00 PM Stage

For what might be the last time, Foreign Affairs (Jul 7-17) blurs the lines between theatre, music and art at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and stages across the city. more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

The singing starts at the Staatsoper’s musical theatre fest Infektion! (Jun 23-Jul 16) this Thu with a piece by THE key figure in German documentary theatre, Hans-Werner Kroesinger. If the English-speaking world doesn't know him, it's time they do... more

Jun 20, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW: Four hungry tigers and the promise of the carnage of ancient Rome are now on offer at Gorki as refugees are asked to volunteer as human-food in protest of travel restrictions. Tasteless? more

Jun 16, 2016 11:00 AM Stage

Achtung Brecht and/or camping fans! From Jun 17-19, you can hitch a ride to the Kuhle Wampe campsite to spend the day immersed in an interactive, open-air play, based on Brecht's eponymous 1932 film, "Kuhle Wampe". No word on if s'mores are included. more

Jun 13, 2016 12:31 PM Stage

Theatertreffen Blog: In a TRANS-

Lily Kelting concludes her Theatertreffen Blog contribution with a look at the Stückemarkt's "TRANS-" and a rumination on the power of language. more

May 30, 2016 12:30 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Theatertreffen Blog: The ethics of open questions

For a close, Lily Kelting delivers a think-piece on one of Theatertreffen's most derided plays: Ersan Mondtag's "Tyrannis". And she actually didn't hate it. more

May 23, 2016 4:30 PM The Theatertreffen Blog 2 Comments

Theatertreffen Blog: Greetings!

Stage editor Lily Kelting says a quick "hallo" before she ships off to Theatertreffen, where she'll be reporting on 16 days of Germany's top theatre from the front lines. Here's what to expect. more

May 4, 2016 1:30 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

In 2005, asylum seeker Oury Jalloh was tied to a bed in a jail cell in Dessau and burned alive. His killers have not yet been found. American playwright Evans premieres The Most Unsatisfied Town, a take on Jalloh’s story at ETB, premiering Apr 7. more

Apr 5, 2016 2:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! The Schaubühne’s annual F.I.N.D. Festival is coming up (Apr 7-17). Anis Hamdoun presents his autobiographical play "The Trip", which tells the stories of the friends he has lost in the Syrian conflict on April 8 (with English surtitles). more

Apr 4, 2016 3:00 PM Stage

The Schaubühne’s Festival International Neue Dramatik (April 7-17) is in its 16th year and better than ever. Overwhelmed by choice? Here's our round-up of what to catch. more

Apr 4, 2016 3:00 PM Stage

Starting with a bit of "Krieg" tonight, Mar 11, the Volksbühne launches seven premieres in seven weeks for its Schwarze Serie. more

Mar 10, 2016 5:00 PM Stage

INTERVIEW! Discussing gentrification has become a Berlin cliché, but Schumacher uses the topic to raise an even more basic question: what kind of world do we want to live in? Their answer is "House of Hope" on stage Mar 9-12 at the Theaterdiscounter. more

Mar 8, 2016 1:00 PM Stage

Pakistani American playwright Ayad Akhtar's phenomenally-written "Disgraced" hits Theater am Kurfürstendamm starting Mar 2. How did the Pulitzer prize-winning play pan out on stage in City West? Does it go off with a bang or is it disgraceful? more

Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM Art

For their next trick, artist/hypnotist Eder and Rauter’s ensemble turn the border between life and death into an altered state. Tune in, turn on and sit down for "Black Hole" Feb 25-28 at Sophiensaele. more

Feb 23, 2016 1:45 PM Stage

Is our desire to help others always 100 percent selfless? Of course not. Milo Rau's newest play "Mitleid. Die Geschichte des Maschinengewehrs" examines that through the lens of the modern-day issue of refugees at the Schaubühne Feb 10, 11, and 14. more

Feb 10, 2016 12:00 PM Stage

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