VOLKSBÜHNE

Photo: by Sebastian Koeck (bestimmte Rechte vorbehalten)

ABOUT

Perhaps the most controversial theater in Berlin, because of its tumultuous past and bizarre line up of what some people may call simply freak show performances, makes the term avant-garde seem even more dated. The highly conceptualized, yet raw and unrelenting performative explosions displayed on this stage make the theater’s desire to be a populist venue impossible. The directors’ tendencies towards political/social commentary are what unite this seemingly random and unrelated program. Perhaps not the best productions, but most definitely the most controversial make this paradoxical theater so exciting.