New performances: ANIMA-Vom Beseelen der Dinge

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One year after its premiere, the artists collective Schuberty Krahl Bauer again present their production ANIMA-Vom Beseelen der Dinge.

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HYBRIDS in Die Novelle Zeitschrift für Experimentelles #6: Königshäuser

My short prose HYBRIDE ODER ICH WILL KELLY OSBOURNE SEIN was published in the current issue of the literary magazine Die Novelle #6: Königshäuser. Thank you very much, dear editors!

The magazine is available through Amazon.

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Reading list 2017



1. Ursula Krechel/Landgericht
2. Stefan Hertmans/Der Himmel meines Großvaters (Oorlog en terpentijn; translated by: Ira Wilhelm)
3. Rüdiger Safranski/E. T. A. Hoffmann, eine Biographie
4. Thomas von Steinaecker/Wallner beginnt zu fliegen
5. David Foster Wallace/Der große rote Sohn (The Big Red Son; translated by: Ulrich Blumenbach)
6. David Vann/Aquarium (Aquarium; translated by: Miriam Mandelkow)
7. David Foster Wallace/Der Besen im System (The Broom of the System; translated by: Marcus Ingenday)
8. Roger Willemsen/Wer wir waren
9. Martin Walser/Ein sterbender Mann (abandoned)
10. Rüdiger Safranski/Nietzsche-Biografie seines Denkens
11. Uwe Johnson/Begleitumstände, Frankfurter Vorlesungen
12. Kirsten Fuchs/Die Titanic und Herr Berg
13. Isaac B. Singer/Collected Short Stories
14. Marcel Beyer/Flughunde
15. Friedrich Christian Delius/Der Spaziergang von Rostock nach Syrakus
16. Uljana Wolf/Wandernde Errands
17. Gerald Lind/Lumbers Reise (abandoned)
18. Didier Eribon/Rückkehr nach Reims
19. Paul Auster/4321 (4321; translated by: Thomas Gunkel, Werner Schmitz, Karsten Singelmann, Nikolaus Stingl)
20. Max Frisch/Aus dem Berliner Journal
21. Annie Proulx/Aus hartem Holz (Barkskins; translated by: Melanie Walz, Andrea Stumpf)
22. Maylis de Kerangal/Die Lebenden reparieren (Réparer les vivants; translated by: Andrea Spingler)
23. Franzobel/Das Floß der Medusa (abandoned)

The literary highlights of the year certainly include Proulx’s masterpiece, Kerangal’s surprising, remarkably dense book, and the slim “Journal” by Frisch. One third of the books read can be categorized as newer German language prose, almost half are international fiction, and the rest are non-fiction or German language classics.

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100 Years That Shook the World

translated from German by Kate McNaughton

A series of theatre events by the Theatre of Generations (Театр Поколений) to mark the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution in St Petersburg, 06.-16.11.2017


Despite being one of the most globally significant events of the past century, the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia is not officially discussed in the Russian Federation, the state that replaced the Soviet Union which the Revolution had created. This is connected to Russia’s consciously vague and distant attitude to history, which might be summed up as follows: Russia has had more or less impressive periods in its history, but has always been a powerful state with a decisive influence on the world stage. A more sophisticated exanimation of an event such as the Russian October Revolution, which represents a sharp turning point between two such periods, would require the country to undertake a critical self-examination, which would necessarily have unwelcome consequences for its current political class. This is why the authorities tend to avoid the issue.

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PS | Politisch Schreiben Magazine #3

On Friday, 20 Oct 2017, the literary magazine PS | Politisch Schreiben celebrated the publication of its third edition entitled “Imagination, Crisis, Reality”. Essays, interviews, drama, poetry, and prose by 29 writers fill this voluminous edition. Furthermore, as a countdown during the last 30 days until publication, 30 beautiful poetic texts appeared in this context that were presented on their website and can still be enjoyed there.

I am particularly proud to announce that the magazine will include my own text DIE WEITEREN AUSSICHTEN.

If you would like to purchase the book, please send a message to the editors: PSredaktion@yahoo.com.

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AM BODEN (GROUNDED) in Zittau

The opening of GROUNDED (German title: AM BODEN) at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater in Zittau on 29 September 2017, was good for a surprise. Knowing the director, I expected it to be good, of course. What I was not prepared for, however, was its disciplined strictness, however, in which the demanding production goes farther than most other German-language productions of the play. For the duration of uncut ninety-five minutes, Read More »

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Brant’s AM BODEN (GROUNDED) in the 2017/18 season

George Brant’s play GROUNDED (entitled AM BODEN in my German translation) will see seven German-language productions this season:

in Kassel, Markus Dietz directs Michaela Klamminger as the pilot, the show opens today, on 15/09/17,
in Zittau, Dorotty Szalma Read More »

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Leningrad Blockade – Tragedy and Myth

Foto: Teatr Pokoleniy

In their mutual production, Drama Panorama and St. Petersburg Teatr Pokoleniy devote themselves to the topic of the 1941 Leningrad Blockade by the German Wehrmacht and its victims. In Germany, this severe Wehrmacht war crime rarely finds attention while in Russia, Read More »

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Eurodram in Mannheim 2017


The German language Committe of the international network Eurodram will present their 2017 selection of particularly recommendable theatre plays.
In staged readings directed by Sandra Schüddekopf and Aurélie Youlia, we will show plays by Alexander Manuiloff, Ivor Martinić, and Simona Semenič and will talk Read More »

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EIN STÜCK: TSCHECHIEN: NACHLESE (GLEANINGS) 2017

Kateřina Rudčenková: Zeit des Kirschrauchs (The Time of Cherry Smoke)

Translation: Anna Galt

Staged reading and discussion with Czech playwright Kateřina Rudčenková

Thursday, 15th June 2017, 19:00

Czech Centre Berlin, Wilhelmstraße 44, 10117 Berlin

In the festival series, “Ein Stück: Tschechien”, Drama Panorama e. V. and the Czech Centre Berlin once again take a look at contemporary Czech theatre in the 2017 Gleanings. As well as that, Czech poet and dramatist, Kateřina Rudčenková, winner of the audience prize at the festival of contemporary Czech drama “Ein Stück: Tschechien”  2016, has been invited to a one-week residency in Berlin, combined with a staged reading of her play “Zeit des Kirschrauchs”. Read More »

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