Berlin International Youth Theatre (BIYT) has been offering weekly drama classes and producing original, high-quality productions for over a decade.
BIYT is a magical mixture of children and teenagers from different countries, cultures and schools, led by experienced theater practitioners Priscilla Bergey and Grace Holme,
For students ages 8 to 19 who are passionate about acting and learning theater skills, BIYT provides a platform for social exchange, friendship, creative expression and communication in English.
BIYT operates on a three-term basis – Fall, Winter, Spring – with no classes during the summer vacation. Students are welcome to join at any time! Just contact us and we will let you know the next available Probestunde session.
We are looking forward to meeting you! If you are interested in joining any of the classes or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Growing up as a shy school girl in Berlin, joining BIYT helped shape the woman I am today. I found a safe and trusting environment in which I could come out of my shell and be free to play any role without fear.” ~ Rebecca Fixemer – Acting Student of the Year Award 2017 / Institute of the Arts Barcelona
This is a 3 hour intensive class which focuses on devising a play to be performed on the main stage in June. After exploring various themes last term we settled on “Intrigue in the Tudor Court. -The Hubris of the Wealthy.”
We will be exploring life in the times of Henry VIII from Catherine to Jane .
Using a variety of training techniques, scene building exercises and improvisations , you will learn how to create your own charactors, write monologues, choreographies and develop scenes to create an amazing play with the help of an experienced director and other theater specialists.This class is a rare opportunity to work with some of the best theater makers the city has to offer in an established theater.
Ages 13 – 19 | 12 to 3pm Saturdays | in Mitte
For those younger students excited about acting but not ready to commit to the afternoon intensive sessions or perhaps have less experience. These classes focus on stretching and strengthening the basic tools of acting that everyone already has – the imagination, body and voice. The first part of the class consists of fun, relaxing theater games to free the imagination, make everyone feel comfortable within the group and inspire self-confidence. The second part focuses on creating characters through improvisation and writing a monologue for them.
Ages 11 – 15 | 10 to 11.30am Saturdays | in Mitte
These classes are designed especially for children aged 8 to 10, to fire up the imagination and spark a love of theatre and performance. The focus is on having fun, gaining confidence, learning skills and making friends along the way. We will play theatre games, sing, move, dance, practice characterisation and work together to bring stories to life.
Ages 8 – 10 | 10.30am to 12.00 Saturdays | in Kreuzberg
To register and for more information please contact Priscilla Bergey at email@example.com.
- 2010 saw BIYT’s first full-length theater production, Tale of the Rebel Waves.
- 2011 Blood of the Butterfly, a science fiction fantasy where three separate civilizations become entangled in a web of greed, presented in June 2011 and again in December 2011.
- 2012 Till Someone Sneezes, based on The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. Check it out on YouTube.
- 2013 MODELMONSTERMODEL – The Curse of Narcissus , a fashion-horror thriller with incredible costumes.
- 2014 Shakespeare’s Macbeth – a huge success!!
- 2015 Into the Haystack, a dramatic investigation of surveillance in a suspiciously normal yet surreal society where the citizens have given up all rights to privacy
- 2016 Sinner’s Circle – the Salem Witchcriers, a gothic horror tale based on the infamous Salem Witch Trials
- 2017 Till Someone Sneezes Re-visited. Our “Directors Cut” with a new cast and plot twists
- 2018 Tribal Schmibal, a play based on true events, which turned into a parable about intolerance, bullying and forgiveness.
- 2019 came Feathers in the Fire in which the other side of Icarus is revealed. Based on the Greek myth of Icarus, and using elements of physical theater.
- 2020 Dreams of a Seed, a surreal audio play, the journey of five seedlings as they search for a place to sprout. There are not many inhabitable places left and its a difficult journey, but the clouds take an interest in their plight and help things along.
- 2021 Murder at Brightshadow Manor – an original gothic murder mystery created in spite of incredible obstacles and beautifully performed.
- 2022 The Theory of Waiting – Loosely based on Samuel Beckett´s Waiting for Godot