A digital conversation with Thomas Ostermeier | 14.12.2020
The Schaubühne was able to play again for a full six weeks in the fall, then the second lockdown came. How everyone is dealing with it, what the theater plans to do, and what the outlook is – that's what we talked about with Artistic Director Thomas Ostermeier on Zoom just before Christmas. Vincent Steinl and Katharina Waitz moderated the long and extensive conversation, over 100 members attended this event.
Celebrating the new season | 4.10.2020
We usually invite our members to a brunch, but this year the concept had to be different. So we met for a glass of champagne outside the building, thus keeping the social distance as required. Some 125 members found their way to the theatre and celebrated the new season.
Guided tour C/O Berlin | 25.02.2020
As we have supported the production Outside by Kirill Serebrennikov which was planned to be shown at the FIND festival, we invited our members to a guided tour through the exhibition »Love, Ren Hang« at C/O Berlin. Director Kirill Serebrennikov has been fascinated by the art of the Chinese photographer and poet. »Outside« is a tribute to Ren Hang who died in 2017 at the age of 29. On 29th February we had the opportunity to see the exhibition guided by curator Felix Hoffmann. Unfortunately the FIND was cancelled later…
Friends celebrate: New Year’s Reception | 17.1.2020
One day after the FIND introduction director Dr. Friedrich Barner had invited our members to his annual New Year’s reception. In its 9th year the traditional meet-up once more offered the chance to (re-)connect with old and new friends – and it was booked out within a day.
Introduction to FIND | 16.1.2020
This year the Festival International New Drama (FIND) celebrates its 20th anniversary under the title of »Counter image and counter force«. From 11th to 22nd March international playwrights of the contemporary theatre present their recent works at the Schaubühne. As in past years we arranged an introductory event: dramaturges Nils Haarmann and Florian Borchmeyer gave insight into 2020’s FIND programme and highlights.
Workshop on »Orlando« | 30.11.2019
Twice per season we invite all members to a practical workshop based on one of the current productions: Participants will discuss, dance and act together, thus gaining new perspectives on the theatrical piece in focus. This time the workshop was all about Katie Mitchell’s congenial stage adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s »Orlando«.
7. Friends exclusive show: »Peer Gynt« | 16.2.2020
6. Friends exclusive show: »Amphitryon« | 15.10.2019
5. Friends exclusive show: »Orlando« | 13.9.2019
4. Friends exclusive show: »Youth without God« | 10.9.2019
For each new production we offer one show exclusive to our members – and you can book as many tickets as you like. After the show there is always a little reception and the »Mendelsohn Counter« (the old box office). This is always a nice opportunity to meet old and new friends…
Rehearsal »Orlando« | 17 and 18 June 2019
Two rehearsal attendances had to be scheduled to satisfy the overwhelming response to our invitation. On these days, members had the exclusive opportunity to observe Katie Mitchell and the British-German crew work on the Virginia Woolf-based play »Orlando« (premiere at the Schaubühne on 5th September 2019). We were impressed by the enormous amount of (technical) work that goes into such a multimedia production: director Mitchell juggles a variety of camera perspectives, smooth costume and scene changes and her personnel all at the same time. It seems like one minute on stage equal two hours of rehearsal! Around 6.00 pm we left the rehearsal in excited anticipation of the upcoming production and with an insight into the demanding preparations for what appears so seemless on stage.