The Deutsches Theater Berlin as a place for collaborative reflection: With the lecture and discussion series Wer Wen (Who and Whom), the main topic of the new season is opened up for debate. What rifts are there in society, what kind of hostilities are on the rise, and what new alliances are being formed?
Müllersalon / Popsalon / Football Salon
The Müllersalon looks at Heiner Müller's texts, his theses, and his reception. The salon was established by the international Heiner Müller Association and is hosted on a regular basis in cooperation with the Deutsches Theater. In the Popsalon, Tobi Müller and Jens Balzer watch music videos and talk about them together with their guests: enlightening, fast-paced, entertaining. And in the Football Salon, Christoph Biermann (from the magazine 11Freunde) and his guests debate the present and the future of the most beautiful distraction in the world.
Gregor Gysi meets contemporaries
Once a month on Sunday morning the lawyer, publicist and former politician Gregor Gysi meets contemporaries for conversation.
From Mainz to the Memel
Video snippets presented by Kuttner
Every video evening has two elements. It consists of a) the videos and b) Kuttner, the man who selects them in advance for the audience, edits them and finally presents them on stage. Every one of these evenings is different. Because each has its own motto, its own theme. Sometimes it’s about fundamental issues such as love, sex, war, children, football, cars; but sometimes it deals with topics like German pop music as a democratising force, the political aptitude of psychoactive cactuses from Central America, Mick Jagger’s aesthetic faux pas, the potential for aggression caused by the German foreign minister’s ringtone, or the question of what would make a good gift for a Communist party secretary general.
With: Jürgen Kuttner and André Meier
Consistently, Frei-Boxen (Free-Boxing) offers the Deutsches Theater ensemble and the assistant directors a free space for studio productions, performances and creative experiments in the box.