This is a stage to see works by those you probably didn't read in German class. theaterforum kreuzberg is Berlin's home for experimental and courageous theatre.
It was founded by theatre students in 1985 as a destination for artistic experimentation and bold theatre and it remains a place for experimental theatre. The passion nowadays is for pieces from mostly little-known writers from Eastern Europe. Under the artistic direction of Anemone Poland, theaterforum kreuzberg has also brought back pieces by long-forgotten Modernists, often in their Berlin or even German premières. Thee includes pieces by the likes of Jean Tardieu, Michel de Ghelderode, Eugène Ionesco, Diderot (revised by Hans Magnus Enzensberger), Roger Vitrac, Georges Schehadé, and even the world première of a play by painter Max Beckmann. The theaterforum has found its niche in the extensive Berlin theatre scene with its performance of these little-known gems.
A foundation to keep the work going
theaterforum kreuzberg e.V. is the foundation which the theatre's artists founded to help keep the theatre's work going, especially to ensure remarkable productions take the stage here. The fact that the theatre relies on its audiences for support has resulted in a close-knit community that embraces the theatre's inherent eccentricities and the choice of pieces that are less commercial and more artistically daring. It's a win-win for actors and audience alike!
Welcoming ensembles from all over the world
Shortly after it was founded, theaterforum kreuzberg soon began receiving requests from other companies to perform in the space and the theatre continues to welcome a number of visiting companies. They help to make it an even more open place for the art of theatre and allow audiences to experience theatre from around the world right here in Kreuzberg. Not only can you see the company's own productions here, but also great productions from Germany and abroad come here to find their Berlin audience.