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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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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

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At Schaubühne, Milo Rau contemplates the Russian Revolution through Lenin's dying days. The next performances are Nov 4-5, 16-19 (in German). more

Nov 1, 2017 1:20 PM Theatre & Dance

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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

HARD TALK! Last Sunday, the Volksbühne officially rebooted under the artistic direction of Chris Dercon of Tate Modern fame. The charismatic Belgian invited us for an unusually frank talk about Berlin and the drama surrounding his appointment. more

Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance 3 Comments

The Volksbühne drama: Frank Castorf is out after 25 years, former Tate Modern director Chris Dercon is in. Theater scholar and curator Evelyn Annuß is the woman who initiated the petition against the changes. We ask her what she hopes to accomplish. more

Sep 7, 2017 3:30 PM Theatre & Dance

The Volksbühne opens on Tempelhofer Feld on Sun, Sep 10. Here are some thoughts about the Volksbühne from an ambivalent Anglophone editor. more

Sep 5, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

The Volksbühne under Frank Castorf was funny and exhausting and ingenious and dense and uncompromising and communist. Konrad will miss it. more

Jul 5, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

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 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

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

INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM 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

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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 Theatre & Dance

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