Spoken Word Theater

The Berlin Diaries

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
Playing times
We 31.05 · 20:00 - 21:20 Th 01.06 · 20:00 - 21:20 Fr 02.06 · 20:00 - 21:20 Sa 03.06 · 20:00 - 21:20
80 min
Admission price

16 € | 10 € reduced + booking fee

The great-grandfather of Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal for his descendants after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, the playwright goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light. How do people become missing? This post-modern piece explores her attempts to write a play about her family with the help of the diary.


Continuously accessible, step-free and level access (incl. curb ramp) from the street to the building and to the event area of a width of at least 150 cm is available. No barrier-free parking spaces are available, but wheelchair-accessible restrooms are provided. There is space for wheelchairs or walkers in the event hall/area and there is the possibility of special suitable seat reservation and/or to enter the hall ahead of time.

The performance will be in English. Children are welcome to attend. Childcare will also be provided on Saturday. In addition, touch tours and audio description are available by appointment.

Contact: Daniel Brunet
E-mail: brunet@etberlin.de


Author: Andrea Stolowitz
Director: Daniel Brunet
Acting: Carrie Getman & John Julian
Set and costume design: Isabelle Kaiser
Lighting design: Christian Maith
video design: Jake Witlen
Video assistance: Roman Hagenbrock
Assistant director: Rose Nolan
Technical direction: Torsten Litschko
wardrobe mistress: Franziska Müller
Assistant directors: Rebecca Benoit & Sophie Bon
Design assistance: Juliette Catelle
Technique: Jenny Eyer
Photography: Stefania Migliorati


Andrea Stolowitz is a German-American playwright.

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Daniel Brunet is a director, performer, producer and translator.

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John Julian is an American actor currently based in Berlin. He has acted alongside Hollywood stars (Samuel L. Jackson) and for Oscar-winning directors (Giuseppe Tornatore).

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Carrie Getman hails from New York City, where she worked with several NYC based theater companies.

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The 2022 premiere was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, and the revival will receive funding from the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.


We 31.05 · 20:00 - 21:20
Th 01.06 · 20:00 - 21:20
Fr 02.06 · 20:00 - 21:20
Sa 03.06 · 20:00 - 21:20