English Theatre Berlin’s first ever 10-minute play competition was on the theme ENGLISH IN DAILY GERMAN LIFE:

You can hardly overestimate the influence the English language has in German life today: in public spaces, on the street, over the internet and on TV.

But – what influence does English have on the way we live our daily lives? How can Grandma Erna possibly understand what she see in shop windows? Does Coffee To Go really come from Togo? And what about the confusion native English speakers experience when they see words used that apparently are English but which make absolutely no sense to them?

The winners:


In Other Words by Joshua Crone

The Exam by Joshua S. Horowitz

Ten Minutes with Günther by Sonny Hayes

Bombay an der Spree by Kevin McAleer

Hooray for Hollywood by Rich Rubin

Photo: Doris Spiekermann-Klaas/DerTagesspiegel
  • Tues, June 15, 2010 | 8pmMain Stage

with 8 additional performances until Dec 5, 2010

with April Small, Melissa Holroyd, Jeffrey Mittleman, Florian Kashani, Lee Stripe

directed by Lydia Ziemke

The competition was curated by Jon Edward Jordan

Jury members were Karen Cifarelli, Summer Banks, Günther Grosser and Jon Edward Jordan