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Get involved! – ETB | IPAC & BIYT project about trees


If trees could talk, what would they say?

This year English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center and the Berlin International Youth Theatre are offering a brand new theater project open to everyone!

We welcome you to participate in Thus Spoke the Trees, a project exploring the role of trees in our ecosystem and imagining what life might be like from their perspectives.

This is a fantastic FREE opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to be part of a creative process and to work with a team of professional artists, including theater makers, musicians from Exploratorium Berlin and an eco-costume designer. As part of the project, we will also meet a scientist from Humboldt University to learn more about the role of trees in our ecosystem and the current climate crisis.

The project will be split into two phases: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (February – March 2020) and REHEARSING AND PERFORMING (March – May 2020). We are currently looking for people aged 10 – 75+ to join the RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT phase, to help us create the theater piece.

This phase will take place from Tuesday, February 4 to Thursday, February 7, 2020 (11:30 am – 4:30 pm) as a 4-day intensive during the Winterferien and will continue every Wednesday evening throughout February and March.

Thus Spoke the Trees is a FREE opportunity that will give you the chance to:

·         Co-create a brand new piece of theater

·         Be part of researching the role of trees in our city and ecosystem

·         Develop your theater-making, writing and performance skills

·         Continue with the next phase of the project from late March, when we will rehearse the play to be performed on the ETB | IPAC stage in May 2020!

Whether you have prior theater experience or not – all are welcome! You can even be a non-performer at this stage. If you have a basic knowledge of English, are open-minded and committed, with the desire to create something in the spirit of collaboration, WE WANT YOU!

For more details and to secure your spot, please email Grace Evangeline Holme HERE

Line-Up Announced for the 2020 Expo Festival (April 19 – 25)!

The curatorial team of the Expo Festival is very please to announce that the following works and artists have been invited to participate in the 2020 edition of the festival! Many thanks to all who applied – choosing eight works from over 130 submissions was quite a challenge!


ExpLoRE (Sunday, April 19)

Con-Sensual – An interdisciplinary performance by Derya Durmaz

The Horror Woman – A dance performance by GᾹZ Collective (Noga Abramobitch, Helen Burghardt, Zoe Goldstein)

I Am Everybody, I Am Every Body – An interdisciplinary performance by Marque-Lin, staged with B_No_Source [live]

Milktooth – A performance Promona Sengupta

Evening Performances (April 21 – 25)

The White Plague – A play by Alexander Raptotasios (Ferodo Bridges) – April 21

Mortality Hooray – A play by Artemis Chrysostomidou – April 23

I Am Not On The Blacklist – A dance performance by Hyoung-Min Kim and and Gabriel Galindez Cruz – April 24

Noose – A piece of puppet theater by Merlin Puppet Theatre – April 25