Miriam Sherwood


The Theatertreffen has a reputation for attracting productions that are remarkable in at least one aspect, but what do these prodigious plays have in common? We've worked out some of the statistics so check them out and find out who the winner is. Read more

May 21, 2012 4:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Theatertreffen acting fact-file

The €5,000 Alfred-Kerr-Preis for the best performance at the Theatertreffen was awarded yesterday to Fabian Hinrichs. But among the copious and varied styles of acting how did they choose? Perhaps they took a page out of our fact-file. Read more

May 21, 2012 4:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

The surtitle situation

Surtitles has always been a topic of heated debate. If executed properly, surtitles enhance the production and create a larger audience, but many times this is not the case. Maybe it's better to do away with them and enjoy the language of theatre. Read more

May 21, 2012 3:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog 1 Comments

Platonov: The premiere

Traditionally many of Chekhov's comedies have been interpreted as tragedies, but not so with Hermanis' Platonov. Through a brilliant cast, adept staging directions, and a wonderful set, he creates a humorous, slice of Russian upper-class in collapse. Read more

May 21, 2012 3:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Watching the clock

Theatertreffen director Yvonne Büdenhölzer named two defining features of this year’s choices: “Collective” and “Time”. Interestingly, the latter was expressed in a deliberately negative way by the festival itself: "Waste My Time". Read more

May 18, 2012 11:00 AM The Theatertreffen Blog


Markus Wenzel and Markus Schäfer. Photo by Nadine Loës

We need to talk about Markus

Monday night saw the performance of the first-ever collective to be selected for the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt. Miriam gives us a peak into the repetitiously named Markus&Markus, Theatertreffen's chosen collective. Read more

May 15, 2012 5:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog


Photo by Piero Chiusi

Running the Faust-Marathon

Director Nicolas Stemann appeared on stage with a microphone at the start of nearly every section of his Faust I+II to explain the plot of Goethe’s two-part tragedy bit by bit as the performance unravelled. Miriam explains to you now. Read more

May 14, 2012 4:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

The D-Word

Miriam has given herself a task during her year in Berlin to find the answer to a question that has been bothering her for a while: What Is A Dramaturg? Read more

May 13, 2012 10:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

A failed attempt to sum up John Gabriel Borkman

Twelve hours of theater. At once. Miriam Sherwood – super-trooper Theatertreffen blogger or total masochist? Here's her sum-up of the trial in five parts: Discomfort, Boredom, Fascination, Confusion, Amusement, Exhaustion, and Awe. Read more

May 13, 2012 9:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Stückemarkt opening and round one: Wolfram Höll/Pamela Carter

Who needs the Stückemarkt? We do! Miriam reports from the front lines of the opening night! Read more

May 11, 2012 1:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

“I’m an anorexic writer”: Interview with Pamela Carter

Miriam gives a glimpse into the creative minds of Theatertreffen. Carter is a UK playwright, director, and dramaturg. Her 2009 play Skåne was selected by this year’s TT Stückemarkt jury as one of this year’s five selected entries. Read more

May 10, 2012 5:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Sarah Kane

Photo by Miriam Sherwood

Opening night triple bill

Theatertreffen kicked off last night with a Sarah Kane triple bill – Gesäubert/Gier/4.48 Psychose (Cleansed/Crave/4.48 Psychosis). Lanterns, intrigue and frustration, as well as a singing interlude by Sandra Hüller, were in the mix. Read more

May 5, 2012 5:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog 2 Comments

Sarah Kane trilogy

Photo by Julian Röder

Theatertreffen, we have lift-off!

German's biggest theatre festival takes flight today. For the next three weeks, in cooperation with Theatertreffen Blog, this spot will be a flurry of drama and drama about drama! Miriam from TT Blog has all the latest. Read more

May 4, 2012 12:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog 1 Comments

Gob Squad

Photo by Phile Deprez

Theatertreffen ticket time!

Showcasing the 10 most outstanding plays of the past season’s German-speaking theatre, tickets for Berlin’s own version of a theatrical Greatest Hits go on sale this Saturday, April 14. Read more

Apr 13, 2012 3:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

Theatertreffen 2012: Miriam illuminates what's coming

Theatertreffen may be over two months away, but that doesn't mean that the theatre scene isn't bustling wildly about in preparation for it (May 4-20). Theatertreffen Blog is partnering with Exberliner to give you the English lowdown. Read more

Feb 24, 2012 1:00 PM The Theatertreffen Blog

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