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Literature at the Volksbühne in May 2018

In May the Volksbühne presents an intensive workshop, book launches, a staged reading and a reading with film screening in the salons, as well as two evenings of poetry on the main stage:

Die Epilog feat. Luftmenschen
You Don’t Matter!
A two-hour-intensive workshop on self-irrelevance
Friday, 4 May 2018, 9 pm
Volksbühne Kantine
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

In the workshop You Don’t Matter!, design-thinking methods and group work are used to work on the individual irrelevance of the participants. More info


Reihaneh Youzbashi Dizaji
Der rote Berg (The Red Mountain)
Monday, 7 May 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 € / 6 €

While they’re trying to flee, Aida’s father is slain right before her eyes. Mehmet, a stranger, is able to calm Aida in her suffering. The authorities suspect paedophilia may be involved. More info

Staged reading with Christoph Franken and Tobias Lenel; Text/Production: Reihaneh Youzbashi Dizaji; Music: James Douglas


Danuta Czech
Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939-1945
Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Grüner Salon
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

On the day of liberation from National Socialism, Silvia Rieger reads from the harrowing documents from Auschwitz. The essay-like film Night and Fog by Alain Resnais (F, 1956) is a documentation of the German concentration camps in Poland, Auschwitz in particular, recounting the atrocities with news reports, archive material from the Allies and photographs. More info


Best of Poetry Slam
Saturday, 12 May 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne main stage
Admission: 14 €/ 10 €

A slam for those that have already been to many, and a slam for those that have never been, but like to start at the very top. More info

With Volker Strübing, Micha Ebeling, Katharina Huboi, Tanasgol Sabbagh and Sulaiman Masomi. Special Guest: Bodo Wartke


POETRY & KITCHEN: Worst of Chefkoch
with Lukas Diestel and Jonathan Löffelbein
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne main stage
Admission: 14 €/ 10 €

The creators of Worst of Chefkoch, 2017’s food blog of the year, are braving the leap into the offline world with bizarre recipes (prepared and served live), short stories and idiotic poems. More info


Reinhard Schultze
Schneefeuerball (Snow-fire-ball)
Friday, 25 May 2018, 8 pm
Volksbühne Roter Salon
Admission: 8 €/ 6 €

Reinhard Schultze’s literary debut is part of the tradition of complex novels that permeate all of life’s layers. More info


Tickets for all literary events are available at the Volksbühne box office, by telephone on +49 (0) 30 2406 5777 and online at

Please contact the press office at or by telephone on +49 (0)30 24065 610 with press ticket and interview requests, or with any other questions.

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