Theatric-O-Meter

We knew from the start that all ten of the productions invited to Theatertreffen were in some way „remarkable,“ that they had something that made them stand out in the crowd of 700 performances the jury attended over the year.... weiterlesen »

Platonov – The Premiere

The final Theatertreffen 2012 production to premiere is the black sheep of the family. All its other relatives have been and gone, throwing paint on the bare walls of their sets, chatting to their audiences and, in certain isolated incidents... weiterlesen »

Watching the Clock

After the jury’s selection was announced, 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: The phrase “Waste My Time”... weiterlesen »

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. “Unravelled” feels like an accurate description... weiterlesen »