ETB | IPAC & Berlin International Youth Theatre (BIYT) announce:

BRAND NEW THEATER PROJECT – If trees could talk, what would they say?

This year English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is pioneering 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 theatre 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 theatre

·   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 theatre 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