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International Forum Berlin

Internationales Forum Berlin

Application deadline

The deadline for applications for the International Forum Berlin 2023 has passed.

Theatertreffen 2023

10 – 28 May 2023


Each year the Theatertreffen at the Berliner Festspiele stages striking German-language theatre productions as well as pieces by young theatre makers from all over the world.

Embedded in the festival, the International Forum invites young theatre practitioners from various nations and with a wide range of aesthetic, cultural and political backgrounds for some intensive days of theoretical and practical exchange. The programme includes attending performances at the Theatertreffen as well as workshops with experts from various disciplines, discussions on contemporary artistic developments and excursions through the multifaceted cultural landscape of Berlin.


The offer is aimed at artists who work in the fields of stage direction, choreography, performance, stage design, playwriting or dramaturgy, who have already gained initial professional experience with projects of their own and whose professional practice is based in Switzerland. A good knowledge of English is a prerequisite for participation in the programme. Artists with children are welcome.


Larissa Bizer