Team & Contact

The festival was initiated by a work group of LAFT Berlin and the performance venues of the former 100° Berlin festival. This work group also participated in the realization process of this festival. The members of the work group are Tina Pfurr and Daniel Schrader for das Ballhaus Ost, Aenne Quinones and Sarah Reimann for HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Janina Benduski for LAFT Berlin, Franziska Werner for Sophiensaele and Michael Müller and Georg Scharegg for Theaterdiscounter.

The conceptualization of the festival has been supported by an artistic advisory committee. Members of the committee are Martin Grünheit, Mieke Matzke, Janette Mickan, Frank Oberhäuser, Sahar Rahimi und Stefanie Wenner. Members of the committee 2016 were Eva Behrendt and Nicola Nord.

Associate board members from LAFT Berlin are Sandra Klöss and Martin Stiefermann. 

2018 Festival Team

Janina Benduski
LAFT Berlin Festival Director

Susanne Chrudina – Open Submissions Programming Coordination

Katharina Bischoff – Newcomer’s Platform Coordination

Felizitas Stilleke – Newcomer’s Platform Coordination Assistance

Thomas Fabian Eder – International Cooperations and Berlin Diagonale – Show Camp Coordination

Bernd Fauler – Organization Management

Björn Frers – Press and PR
Tel: +49 30 53 79 61 79

Berit Becker – Marketing

Alexander Ostojski – Social Media

Luisa Kaiser – Editor

Melanie Klimmer – Ticketing

Hannah Pelny – Project Management and Administration

Johanna Werheid – Project Management and Administration Assistance

Daniel Brunet


Berlin Performing Arts Festival

Zentral Telefon: +49 30 303 466 28
Fax: +49 30 33 84 54 53

Office at Ballhaus Ost:
Pappelallee 15
10437 Berlin



The Berlin Performing Arts Festival is organized by LAFT Berlin in cooperation with the performance venues HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Ost and Theaterdiscounter.

It represents the interests of its 360 members, including the essential performance venues, groups and independent artists of Berlin, in dealing with politicians and the public. The LAFT Berlin – Berlin State Association for the Independent Performing Arts e.V.  – supports its members through networking activities, consultation, coordination and services.

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