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Nicholas Potter

Israeli playwright Sivan Ben Yishai's "Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonstick)" kicks off the Gorki's biennial autumn salon festival on Oct 26-28, our critic takes a closer look at the season's highlights. Catch Herbstsalon Oct 26-Nov 17. Read more

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INTERVIEW! With her latest play, Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", now showing at the Schaubühne, director Katie Mitchell opens up about staging the feminist classic, being radical and shifting between the UK and Germany. Catch it Oct 25, 26, and 27. Read more

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Hot off the stage from her “Say my name, say my name” premiere at the Sophiensaele last month, politically involved choreographer Olivia Hyunsin Kim talks her personal struggle of having a hyphenated identity and being reduced to her Korean half. Read more

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A weird, surreal but at times almost too farcical adaptation of Houellebecq’s polarising debut novel about a depressed computer programmer's business trip to the provinces. At Deutsches Theater on Sep 26, Oct 2, 13, 29 (with English surtitles). Read more

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INTERVIEW! As Volksbühne's new season kicks off on Sep 12 with "An Odyssee", its interim director Klaus Dörr opens up about how he saved the embattled institution from the brink of bankruptcy. Read more

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A masterly executed stage adaptation of a Virginia Woolf's challenging 1928 book charting 300 years in the life of its genderfluid, time-travelling eponymous poet protagonist. Catch it at Schaubühne on Sep 11, 12, 13, Oct 25, 26, 27. Read more

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A new season is kicking off on Berlin stages with a slew of big-name directors offering new takes on classical texts. Openings this month include Shakespear's "Lear" (Sep 8), Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" (Sep 5), Homer's "Odyssey" (Sep 12) and more. Read more

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After Hamletmaschine, Sebastian Nübling brings another Heiner Müller piece to the Gorki stage – and it’s only 14 lines! If you're lucky, you can catch it on Sep 1 with English surtitles. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Jewish Berlin-born author Max Czollek takes a German-centric look at how the country treats its Jews offering a novel if no less damning perspective beyond the current political discourse. Read more

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Now in its 31st edition, Tanz im August brings the sleepy summer stage circuit to life. It kicks off Fri, Aug 9. Read more

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Nicholas Potter goes on an overnight expedition to find out why one would hang out in a former airship hangar filled with tropical kitsch, flamingos and squealing brats- aka Tropical Islands. Read more

Insider Tips

A chat with director Yony Leyser about queer history, time travel and his theatre debut at Gorki, W(a)rm Holes. Catch it Jun 12 and 13. Read more

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Fifty years on from the famous 1969 riots, two festivals celebrate Berlin’s queer past, present and future. Read more

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Sharon Eyal’s Half Life is a tough act to follow. Performance after performance is greeted with a thunderous standing ovation. How does it pair up with Van Dijk’s Distant Matter? Read on and see for yourself May 30 and Jun 1 at the Komische Oper. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is making waves in the USA. The 34-year-old playwright already has an Obie Award under his belt and has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. This year he's a jury member for TT's Stückemarkt. Read more

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How She She Pop’s Oratorium brilliantly turns the theatre into a space for pressing public discourse. Read more

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INTERVIEW! She She Pop’s Mieke Matzke on the flaws of democracy, the role of culture and the collective’s second production at Theatertreffen, Oratorium. Read more

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Saturday’s Stückemarkt opening piece Pussy Sludge by American playwright Gracie Gardner is a potential set text for new wave feminism, our author argues. Read more

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Simon Stone’s Theatertreffen opening production of Hotel Strindberg has left our author with one burning question: How on earth could this happen? Read more

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The most prestigious festival for German-language theater sees a freie Szene breakthrough, expensive stage design and diversity issues. Catch the fest May 3-17. Read more

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