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  • contemporary adaptation of Strindberg's The Stronger
  • contemporary adaptation of Sławomir Mrożek's The Emigrants
  • ich bin ein berliner
  • Fr., 13.06.2014, 17:00
–> English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

Brief Introduction to the 'Expat Expo Festival: A Showcase of Wahlberliner' Before the Evening Performances

Berliner Melange Deluxe: The EXPAT EXPO is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a glimpse into Berlin's dizzying artistic diversity and maybe discover one or another newcomer. On one selected evening of the festival, Daniel Brunet, ETB's Producing Artistic Director and festival's curator will give you a tour of Berlin's international performing arts center before the shows begin.

Before the evening shows start, Daniel Brunet, Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center and curator of the Expat Expo festival, will show you the theater, its backstage and the beautiful courtyard F40 of Fidicinstraße 40 that the theater shares with Theatre Thikwa. Over the course of this, he will share with you the artistic concept behind Berlin's only international performing arts center with a working language of English and speak more specifically about the Expat Expo. Presentation: Daniel Brunet.

Tickets for the performances (15 EUR) can be bought via English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center. Admission to the introduction is free. 

5:00 pm - Meeting in the foyer, introduction with Daniel Brunet
6:00 pm – Ich bin ein Berliner
7:30 pm – Who's the Strongest After All?
8:30 pm – The Emigrants 

Karten-Telefon: 030/ 69 11 21 1
Karten per E-Mail: tickets(at)etberlin.de
  • Fr., 13.06.2014, 17:00
wo: English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Fidicinstrasse 40, Kreuzberg, 10965 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the Venue:

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is the German capital’s only producing and presenting organization in the Hauptstadt expressly dedicated to English, the 21st century lingua franca, as the working language. Our year-round programming comprises the Producing Series – Made in Berlin, the Presenting Series, as well as our Performing Series and Pedagogy Series. We are a member of Berlin’s Freie Szene, the independent performing arts community, and are currently developing platforms to share our work within Germany and abroad. We consciously use theater and performance as living, discursive forms to bring artists and audiences into conversation with each other about our shared city and the greater world we live in.


About the Festival:

Expat Expo: A Showcase of Wahlberliner

Held from June 9-15, the Expat Expo invites performers, musicians, theater makers, writers, comedians and performing artists in every genre imaginable to present their art and creativity to Berlin for one Anglomanic week. Each evening features a curated selection of performances: on the 13th of June you are welcomed to enjoy successively Ich bin ein  Berliner, a stand-up set/Solo Show by Drew Portnoy, introduced by Paul Salamone, host of the International Comedy Showcase (6:00 pm), a performance by the Greek theater company Fade Out inspired by Strindberg's The Stronger, Who's the Strongest After All? (7:30 pm) and The Emigrants, Threepenny Theatre's interpretation of Sławomir Mrożek. 

About the Festival's Creator and Curator:

Daniel Brunet

Daniel Brunet was born in Syracuse, New York in 1979 and studied theater and film at Boston College. He moved to Berlin in 2001 and began a career as a freelance theater maker with the support of a Fulbright grant. Brunet was the Associate Director/Associate Producer of German Theater Abroad from 2005 to 2008, a transatlantic theater company based in New York and Berlin. After spending seven years commuting between Brooklyn and Berlin, Brunet became Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin in 2012. His directorial work has been seen throughout Germany and the United States at venues including Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Performance Space 122, New York.