ATT: Playwrights‘ Festival

Deutsches Theater Berlin

14 - 15 June 2024

The ATT have a long tradition of exploring German-speaking contemporary dramatic writing, a tradition which is continuing under Iris Laufenberg’s artistic direction. The festival team has travelled throughout the German-speaking theatrical landscape over the past year and selected ten performances, all of them first stagings of new theatre texts, which will be shown from 4 to 13 June on the DT’s different stages. The full programme can be downloaded here: ATT Festival guide

Deutsches Theater Berlin invites ETC Member Theatres to the “Day of International Drama” during the ATT on 14 and 15 June 2024.


14 June 2024

Day of International Drama

13:00-17:00 Writers’ Rooms Workshops, in English
19:00-20:30 Authors’ panel, in English with German translation

Since the start of the 2023/24 season, the DT Ensemble has been presenting short texts by international authors in a weekly podcast series: stories about hope, courage and optimism in a heating world; stories from countries who are already directly and heavily impacted by the climate emergency.

Four of the authors, Simona Hamer from Slovenia, Himali Kothari from India, Marwa Manai from Tunisia and Pat To Yan from Hong Kong, will be present in Berlin during the festival.

They will explore the role that theatre narrations can play in the climate crisis from an international perspective on 14 June, in writing workshops open to the ATT audience, and in a panel moderated by nachtkritik journalist Elena Philipp.

The authors’s panel will be livestreamed on

15 June 2024

Networking Meeting for Theatre-Makers


On the last day of the festival, we talk about the theatre texts of the Long Night and about writing itself: How does contemporary drama react to the crises of our present? What are new forms, new strategies of storytelling?
The event is open to dramaturges, authors and

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Caren Jeß, Ewe Benbenek, Nele Stuhler and Patty Kim Hamilton: The ensemble of the Deutsches Theater presents the results of the ATT Ateliers 2024 in four consecutive workshop productions.

Full programme of the festival:

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