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Program Booklet for the Tenth Expo Festival Available Now!

The Tenth Expo Festival is just around the corner! From February 15 to 29, we’re serving up twelve different productions by Berlin-based artists from around the world!

You can download the program booklet in PDF form right HERE!

Irish Arts initiative “Zeitgeist Irland 24” including several events at ETB | IPAC officially launched

ZEITGEIST IRLAND 24 – A season of Irish Arts and culture in Germany throughout 2024, an initiative by Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin, was officially launched on December 8, 2023.

We´re thrilled to be part of ZEITGEIST IRLAND 24 and will present two events as part of the initiative: a new production of Samuel Beckett´s masterpiece HAPPY DAYS directed by Walter D. Asmus in March, and IRISH THEATRE BERLIN, a two-week festival of new Irish theatre and performance with works by Brokentalkers, Pan Pan Theatre, Pat Kinevane, Dee Mulrooney and Eva O´Connor in May/June. Both Happy Days and Irish Theatre Berlin received generous support from Culture Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Berlin.

You´ll find more info about both events on our website shortly.

More about Zeitgeist Irland 24 HERE



Announcing the Lineup of the 10th Expo Festival

After receiving nearly 200 submissions, the curatorial team is very pleased to invite the following productions to be part of the 10th Expo Festival from February 15 to February 29, 2024!


Four-Course Meal ~Hot Pot~ – A Performance by Chōri Collective

Best Funeral Ever (My Russian Funeral) – A Performance by Natasha Borenko

ExpLoRE: Cynthia – A One-Drag-King-One-Puppet-Play by Alexander Cameltoe & The Mannequins | Retina Maneuver – A Lecture-Performance by Ping-Hsiang Wang

Pleasure Incorporated – A Play by Jemima Foxtrot

ExpLoRE – Play Bow – A Dance Performance by Sami Giron Dance | Bypass Portal – A Dance Performance by Niki Yaghmaee

Girevik – An Object Theater Performance by Roman Škadra

ExpLoRE: Tricks for Gold (T4$) – A Performance by Frida G. Franceschini | No Home – A Mockumentary Performance by Yael Esther Mor

InnerVoice-dot-ru – A Documentary Dance Performance by Masha Sapizhak

Æffective Choreography – A Dance Performance by André Uerba

Good Night – A Multimedia Installation For Not Falling Asleep by PRAGMATA

Opportunity Alert! FREE Adaptation Workshop with Vincent Murphy (November 24)

Take part in Vincent Murphy’s workshop on theatrical adaptation for free!

November 24, 2023 from 10am to 2pm

Places are limited to ten participants and people who are interested must register in advance by sending an email to Vincent Murphy at

Vincent Murphy and his wife Petra Milde have recently decided to live half time in New York City and the other half in Berlin. Vinnie would like to get to know people in the arts and theater community in Berlin so he’s offering his internationally recognized workshop on adaptation to anyone who is interested in theater or the arts. His workshop is based on his groundbreaking book Page to Stage. He will be giving a short piece for members of the workshop to adapt mostly in small groups, enjoying a process of discovery and how the structure of a play works. If you have material, you’re interested in adapting he will leave some time at the end of the workshop to do some brainstorming,

The workshop is informative, fun and engaging. You can look at the complete brochure for quotes from companies and individuals around the United States, Canada and Europe that have taken the workshop in the past. Although you would have a deeper grasp of the work if you get the book from Amazon or The University of Michigan Press, Vinnie will email you the first chapter which is all you need to read for the workshop.

Recommendation from ‐‑Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner for Best Play:

Vincent Murphy has of course run the very successful Brave New Works series of new play development at Theater Emory in Atlanta for many years, working with some of the best known and most successful playwrights in America, as well as being a much sought after director and an extremely popular teacher.

To all these credits, he now adds author, and the theatrical world is much the richer for it. Murphy has written an extremely useful guide for anyone – professional, non-­‐‑professional, student, teacher – who is interested in the process of theatrical adaptation.

In precise, clear prose, which is both lucid and enjoyable, Murphy outlines his ʺsix building blocks”structured approach which takes the reader from how to choose literary material to bringing their finished script to life.

Despite the enormous popularity of theatrical adaptation across the world, I have never seen anyone attempt to codify the process, and Murphyʹs short, entertaining volume fills a much-needed gap. I cannot recommend it enough.”

Financing Secured for the 10th Expo Festival in February 2024!

We are very pleased to announce that funding has been secured for the 10th edition of our annual Expo Festival: A Showcase of Wahlberliner*innen! The festival will take place in February 2024 and an open call for productions will be published in September 2023!

You can read more HERE!