A note on tickets: due to the current hygiene regulations, our seating is strictly limited. We can offer either single seats or double seats (for members of the same household). Double seats allow us to accommodate nearly twice the number of guests and we would be greatly appreciative if you can arrange to purchase them as much as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our box office staff at tickets@etberlin.de.

A performance co-created by humans and trees of all different ages, experiences and backgrounds

Together, we are celebrating interconnectedness through interspecies storytelling that crosses time and space.

In February of 2020, English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center began a community theater project open to people of all ages. Our initial question was simple: if trees could talk, what would they say? This led us on a journey of collaboration, experimentation and contemplation. Together we walked in Tegel forest, shared memories of trees, delved into mythology and the news, discussed evolution with a scientist and observed the trees in Kreuzberg.

A unique and exciting performance has grown from the seeds of play and curiosity: YOU-ME-HUMAN-TREE was devised by an intergenerational ensemble of over 20 people and contains elements of physical theater, music, storytelling, puppetry, dance, burlesque, poetry and performance art.

The project team is deeply grateful to their project partners exploratorium berlin and die gelbe Villa for their input and support and would like to give special thanks to Professor Kurt Zoglauer of Humboldt University for kindly giving us his time.

Order our Zine online!

The entire team has spent a lot of time making a beautiful 32-page zine full of pictures, insight into the creation of the performance and background information. Take a look for yourself by clicking right HERE!

Physical copies of the zine can be ordered exclusively online for the price of 6 EUR and will be given to you at the performance. If you would like to order one, simply send an email to tickets@etberlin.de with the subject Zine. We’ll confirm the purchase and make sure that your zine is waiting for you when you come to see the show.

The project is funded by Jugend- und Familienstiftung des Landes Berlin and Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung.







Community Theater
  • Fri, October 2, 2020 | 7pmMain Stage
  • with 4 additional performances until Oct 10th

All performances are sold out – please write to tickets@etberlin.de to inquire about Restkarten.

Tickets  12 € (6€ students) | Solidarity Ticket (The Absent Neighbor) 18 €

Devised and performed by Alexander Thal, Alina Klisch, Antonella Zidek, Artemis Mataragka, Eleonoora Omenainen, Geoff Mills, Grace Pyone, Iona Buchanan, Lucas Galindo, Maria Trinks, Nwebo Niermann, Philip Gilke and Rebecca Kenny. With special thanks to Matteo Colombo.

Facilitated and Directed by Grace Holme | Produced by Priscilla Bergey | Costumes by Angharad Matthews | Set Design by Alejandra Alarcón | Lighting Design by Katri Kuusimäki | Music facilitated by Matthias Schwabe, Annemarie Michel und Aida Shahidi (Exploratorium Berlin) | Production Assistance by Ruby Grosser | Assistant Direction by Maria Doncu and Grace Taylor | Film Production by Lucas Galindo | Sound Design by Paul Drauz-Brown | Graphic Design by Bogdan Frincu


A production by English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, supported by Jugend-und Familienstiftung des Landes Berlin and Kreuzberger Kinderstiftung