Calling all Berlin-based performing artists! We’re holding an information night and artist mixer for our annual festival! Come by on Tuesday, October 30 beginning at 7pm to meet potential collaborators, see our space and find out everything you need to know to apply to have your work included in the festival! Over the past six years, numerous Expo productions have been created as a result of artists meeting at the festival’s Info Abend and deciding to make new work together.

Since 2013, this annual festival has presented selected performances from the diverse yet often still undiscovered international independent performing arts community of Berlin with a working language of English. Over six evenings featuring one or two evening-length performances, the festival presents a cross section of this community across all performing arts genres and beyond all language barriers. Within ExpLoRE, the newcomer’s platform, the Sunday afternoon is open to smaller formats or work still under development — these will be performed on two separate stages.

The 2019 schedule of programming will be curated by festival founder Daniel Brunet, Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, as well as choreographer Olivia Hyunsin Kim and theater director Shlomo Lieberman, from the applications received based on the criteria of artistic excellence, internationalism and creative diversity.

The festival accepts proposals both for world premieres as well as restaging of existing productions and provides financial and dramaturgical support. Over the past six years, numerous Expo productions have been created as a result of artists meeting at the festival’s Info Abend and deciding to make new work together.

The 2019 edition of the festival will be held from April 28 – May 4, 2019.

This year, we’re looking to showcase one or two professional productions by Berlin-based artists each evening from Monday, April 29 through Saturday, May 4. Works should be between approximately 45 and 105 minutes in length.

We can also consider shorter works for performance on two separate stages during the day on May 4, 2019.

Learn more about the festival and see the lineup from last year right HERE!

Applications for the 2019 Expo are due by midnight on November 30, 2018 and the complete lineup will be announced on or about January 5, 2019.

The application form and a more detailed open call will be made available here in September 2018.

Info Abend
  • Tues, October 30 | 7pmMain Stage