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TUSCH Festival: ETB | IPAC and Carl-Bosch-Schule present SHAPE UP!

We have been participating in the TUSCH program – TUSCH stands for Theater und Schule – since 2002 and within that time frame developed and devised productions and projects with seven different schools.

Since 2016 our partner school is the CARL-BOSCH-SCHULE in Hersmdorf. For this year´s TUSCH festival drama educator Minna Partanen, her team and a number of students from the school created a new show called SHAPE UP! to be performed at Podewil on Friday March 15th at 1pm

SHAPE UP!  Kommt es dir vor, als ob die Welt sich zu schnell dreht? Hast du Angst, dass du nicht deinen Platz im Leben findest? Es ist an der Zeit, dein bestmögliches Leben zu leben. Gestatte uns, dein inneres Potential zu entfesseln. Ein spekulativer Blick auf eine (un)behagliche Zukunft. | In englischer Sprache | Leitung: Minna Partanen, Brea Robertson, Jacqueline Beie, Mareike Dittmer, Fritzi Steglich, Benedikt Wahls

For more info on the festival program and our project check out the festival flyer HERE.

Lineup for the 2019 Expo Festival Announced

We are very pleased to announce the lineup for the 2019 Expo: A Showcase of Wahlberliner! We were blown away by the amount of interest and talent you offered the curatorial team and, with over 160 applications, the number of projects to choose from was even more than ever before!

We would once again like to thank all applicants for their time and their talent and genuinely regret that we were unable to offer more of you a performance.

The 2019 Expo Festival: A Showcase of Wahlberliner


ExpLoRE – April 28, 2019

Poseur – Frederika Tsai and Lena Chen

Text Roulette – Finn O’Branagain

The Intervention of Loneliness – Ming Poon

Salvation (Glitter Doesn’t Care I’m A Boy) – Shlomi Moto Wagner

Banana Pride – Aba Naia + Paola Pilnik

Gold 412 – Maque Pereyra

The Manual – Nima Dehghani

Evening Program (April 29 – May 4, 2019)

Rays – A Performative Encounter with Radiation – Mirjam Sögner

Foreign Body_Trio – Howool Baek

Boxes – Maayan Iungman

Please, Repeat After Me – Ziad Adwan

Vacio – Cie Omkara

Harrende Räume und Trotzender Menschen – Janne Gregor

BLINK mini unison intense wail – Michelle Moura

Full details, schedules and ticketing information will be available soon!


ETB | IPAC supports Berliner Erklärung der Vielen

More than 130 cultural institutions signed the BERLINER ERKLÄRUNG DER VIELEN ( Berlin Declaration of the Many) to speak out for “open and critical dialogue that creates awareness in regards to right-wing strategies” and “reject the illegitimate attempts made by right-wing nationalists to exploit art and cultural events for their own purposes”.  Click HERE to learn more in English or on the button below to visit the German version of the website.

ETB | IPAC hits NACHTKRITIK TOP 10 List with Palmyra

WOW! “Kleines Berliner Theater macht Furore” – Palmyra which cruised through ETB | IPAC last week hit Nachtkritik´s TOP 10 List: check it out HERE

Unfortunately Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas have moved on to continue their European tour. If you´re in Ireland later this month you can catch their show as part of this year´s Cork Midsummer Festival.

Nachtkritik came to see the German premiere of Palmyra – and liked what they saw! You can read the full review right HERE! (in German)

Focus Canada at ETB | IPAC

Thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, ETB | IPAC is very excited to present the work of a series of Canadian theater makers and performers over the next six months. The field of performing arts in Canada is incredibly diverse, featuring a broad variety of themes, performative forms and aesthetic experiments. Internationally, Canadian work appears at an increasing number of festivals, such as last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival where CanadaHub, a showcase for new work from Canada, generated huge interest and was awarded multiple prizes.


FOCUS CANADA begins with Mouthpiece, the multiple award-winning production by Quote Unquote Collective from Toronto (June 5 – 7) and a solo show by the Canadian-Croatian stand-up comic Daniel Ryan-Spaulding (June 9). FOCUS CANADA will continue in the fall of 2018.


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