Template for the book cover Postdramatisches Theater (Verlag der Autoren 1999), motif Axel Manthey, stage design Die Dinge in meiner Hand, ballet Gerhard Bohner, Theater Bremen 1979

Postdramatic Theatre Worldwide


In 1999 Hans-Thies Lehmann’s ground-breaking essay Postdramatic Theatre was published, which provided an academic contextualisation – in concrete and accessible language – of the transformations underway in Western theatre since the late 1960s, of its expanded artistic means and of new approaches to the present-day in a world of rapidly shifting media and politics. The book was understood worldwide as an impetus for cultural opening. The symposium discusses the international resonance and perspectives of post-dramatic theatre in science and the arts.

22 — 23 Nov

22.11.: 10 am – 8 pm 
23.11.: 2 – 8 pm 

Panels, film, performances with theatre scholars and artists from 18 countries

Welcome and introduction: Nele Hertling, Hans-Thies Lehmann, Karlheinz Braun

In English and German

Free admission

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+49 (0)30 200 57-2000