Expat Expo | Immigrant Invasion: A Showcase of Wahlberliner is an annual festival conceived and curated by Daniel Brunet that debuted in 2013.

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center puts its Miete where its mouth is with this festival featuring our most important resource – the community of international immigrant artists and the English-language Freie Szene.

To kick things off on Sunday, April 2, we invite you to spend an afternoon with us at ExpLoRE, the format for newcomers, shorter performances and work-in-progress taking place throughout our entire facility, from our stage to our dressing rooms to our breathtaking courtyard. In between the performances, you can enjoy fantastic food, luxurious libations and magnificent music by international, Berlin-based musicians.

Over the six evenings from April 3 through April 8, the Expo features a curated selection of two performances per evening on our stage.

The 2017 lineup can be found below in text form, full descriptions and ticket links will follow.


The Fourth Unity – Renen Itzhaki

LATENT DREAMS – Katrine Turner

Ahnenamt/Ministry for Ancestors – Club Real

Skewed – Shanti Suki Osman

I Don’t Wear Skirts Because I Never Learned To Cross My Legs – Angela Millano

The Wheel – Connecting Fingers

Epilogue – Noemi Berkowitz

Intimate Arsenal (A Quartet) – Claudia Grigg Edo

Hyo(효) – Haenny Park

Carlos Whisper – Katie Lee Dunbar

Mouth Control – MILK

Sweets For A Story – Courtney Gosset / Bees Knees Sweets

evening performances

#Manifesto – Andrej Tomse

Ringside in G Minor – Ex-Teater

The Face Reality Deserves – Divas Iludidas/Deluded Divas

A Dinner of Shadows: The Politics of Being – Erber und Seeger

Intime Fremde – Welcome Project

Clowns’ Houses – Merlin Puppet Theatre

When I See You I Think Of…Dentist – Dawn Robinson

Shlomo’s Friends – Shlomo Lieberman and Friends

MeMe – I see. Ah! – Olivia Hyunsin Kim/ ddanddarakim

Out of the Dark – BirdMoon

LAUTA – Aliina Lindroos / Susie Yugler

L’art et la manière and Planting Memories – Cie Bodysong and collectivo Pausa en movimiento


The 2017 Expat Expo Team is:

Daniel Brunet | Concept and Curation | Ralf Arndt and Torsten Litschko | Technical Direction and Production Management | Jenny Eyer | Stage Management | Daniel Boden, Simona Klaniute | Festival Assistants