INTERVIEW! Ahead of her jubilee run at the Volksbühne Dec 28-31, the Berlin-made Canadian icon looks back at 20 years of show(wo)manship, rising to legend status and the challenge of the mainstream catching up. Plus playlist! Read more

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INTERVIEW! With a new album and upcoming show at the Volksbühne on Oct 21, we catch psychedelic rockers Moon Duo to chat about their new sound and the sense of collectivity, self-expression, and acceptance that drew them into new-age disco. 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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This summer, EXB is taking you off the beaten track with insiders' hangout tips, hot Berlin debut novels, a trip to a Kurdish village full of Berliners, Max Czollek's original take on how Germany is really treating Jews and much more! Out now! Read more

INTERVIEW! Claessens, the star of Ersan Mondtag’s Salome at the Gorki Theater, on being misunderstood. Catch it this month on Jan 13. Read more

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Our annual roundup of tops and flops. Read on, because there's still time to catch the tops before the end of the year! Read more

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INTERVIEW! Director Adama Ulrich on Partisan, the film tribute to Berlin’s most iconic theatre she co-authored. Catch it at our next EXBlicks on Mon, May 28 at Lichtblick Kino. Read more


A weekly round-up of news stories that piqued our interest or made us scratch our heads. This week: Antisemitism on the streets and on stage, the AfD and the world's famous club... Read more


REVIEW! The figureheads of the new and old Volksbühne square off with two new plays – and two very different aesthetics. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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