Photo: Thomas Jordi

Storytelling Stage in May:

KulturMarktHalle, Hanns-Eisler-Str. 93, 10409 Berlin
23.5.2024, 7:30 pm

Die sieben Bücher der Nacht/
The seven books of the night.

Stories by and about the Jewish merchant Glikl
on the tercentenary of her death

Christine Lander (Berlin), in German language

The memoirs of this extraordinary businesswoman and mother not only provide an insight into Jewish family life at the time, but are also a unique source of the turbulent early modern period from a Jewish perspective and a collection of traditional stories.
The narrator Christine Lander brings Glikel’s fate to life: Marriages and deaths, gains and losses, marginalisation and threats, plague, war, murder and false messiahs.
The memoirs were translated 200 years later by the Jewish feminist Pappenheim.
In the programme, Christine Lander interweaves insights into Glikl’s biography with the history of the book’s creation and the traditional stories that Glikl wrote down for her descendants to create a colourful portrait of female self-determination.

About: Christine Lander has been a stage storyteller since 2007. Solo, as a bilingual duo or with musicians, she delights her audiences with a wide variety of material. She studied theatre pedagogy at the University of the Arts (MA 2006) and history/South Asian studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin (M.A. 2003). One of her specialisms in storytelling is historical and biographical stories. She has been involved in the Berlin school project ErzählZeit since 2008. She is currently co-curating the “History Theatre” series at the Humboldt Forum. She teaches artistic storytelling at the Berlin University of the Arts, at Erzählkunst e.V. and at the Marburg Summer Academy.

The summer party of the Erzählbühne will take place at the beginning of July, the exact date will be announced. There will be surprise guests, live music and an open stage, plus summery drinks and songs.

Moderation: Sven Tjaben

with an Open Stage afterwords! Bring our own stories, poems, songs…


The summer festival of the Erzählbühne will take place at the beginning of July, the exact date will be announced. There will be surprise guests, live music and an open stage, plus summery drinks and songs.

Photo: Heike Wolters-Wrase
Based on a drawing from
Maria Sibylla Merian

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Storytelling Stage in April:

KulturMarktHalle, Hanns-Eisler-Str. 93, 10409 Berlin
19.04.2024, 7:30 pm

Die Schmetterlingsfrau/ The Butterfly Woman.
Maria Sibylla Merian and the “Summerbirds”

Dorothea Nennewitz (Schöningen), in German language

A fascinating woman who impresses with her determination, perseverance, courage and confidence: Maria Sybilla Merian. 350 years ago, she collected butterfly caterpillars with incredible perseverance, observed their development and recorded everything in unique watercolours and copperplate engravings. In doing so, she broke new ground in insect research and was – unusually for the time in which she lived – an independent, inquiring woman with a pioneering spirit and the courage of an explorer.
Dorothea Nennewitz tells of the eventful life of the artist and naturalist in multifaceted and captivating stories with lively gestures, facial expressions and action.
Audience comment: “You really want to know what happens next.”

About: Dorothea Nennewitz has two professions that she is passionate about: she is a nature educator and a freelance storyteller. She completed the “Artistic Storytelling – Storytelling in Art and Education” course at the Berlin University of the Arts. She interweaves both professions to create new, multi-faceted narrative pieces that bring natural and cultural science topics to life in a very special way. Her clear, lively narrative style draws the audience right into the stories.

Moderation: Sven Tjaben

graphics: Ursula Breinl

Erzählkunst e.V. presents

2nd International Summer Storytelling Festival
August 29th – September 1st 2024:

TRANSMISSION – right here, right now

im/at the Kulturgarten

Performances in English and in German
Wann/ When: August 29th – September 1st 2024
Wo/Where: Open Air Stage in the Kulturgarten, Ernst-Thälmann-Park and in the Theatre unterm Dach, Danziger Str. 103, 10405 Berlin
Wer/Who: Meet Mimesis Heidi Dahlsveen (Norway), Boglárka Klitsie-Szabad (Hungary), Raphael Rodan (Israel/ Netherlands), Erik Sjøholm (Finland), Maria Carmela Marinelli (Italy), Christine Lander (Germany), Hamid Saneiy (Aserbaidschan),and others.
More information coming soon

Festival direction: Naemi Schmidt-Lauber, Nicola Knappe, Sven Tjaben

and now: We are collecting your votes and comments. If you like what we are doing, please write to:

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Erzählkunst goes international!

Networking is everything– Berlin – Budapest – Brixen

Storytelling brings people together, creates experiences, weaves a web from mouth to ear across all borders. We think outside the box and wander far and wide, as stories once did, to bring home our impressions, new connections and great storytelling artists inside.

From June 25.-27. 2024, storytelling artists from all over Europe met in Glasgow for the annual conference of FEST, the Federation of European StoryTellers:  FEST Conference – FEST Network (

And from June 13. – 16. 2024 ,the German-speaking storytellers from Austria, Switzerland and Germany network in Grünau in the Almtal in Österreich at the Erzählertreffen des VEE: Erzählertreffen – VEE (

Grafik: Ursula Breinl

Annual Course in Free Storytelling

A new basic course Free Storytelling starts in October, registration open NOW.
The teaching language is German.

October 2024 – June 2025

The courses take place on Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm and on Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm.
The number of participants is limited to 12.


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More Information here

Erzählkunst e.V. makes the artform of storytelling visible:

World Storytelling Day March 20th, 2024
Building bridges/ Brücken bauen

Events in many countries around the world are dedicated to the art of oral storytelling on the days around 20 March – with the aim of sharing stories, enjoying the wealth of images, languages and stories and making new contacts. Members of Erzählkunst eV can be seen:

on Wednesday March 20th from 4 til 6 pm at the Friedrichsbrücke an der Museumsinsel
in Berlin Mitte

on Friday March 22th at 6 pm and 8 pm in the Figurentheater Grashüpfer in Treptower Park Berlin Treptow

on Saturday March 23rd at 4 pm and at 7 pm at the Ibn Rush – Goethe Moschee, Berlin Moabit, Charity event in favour of the mosque, registration at

Erzählkunst e.V. presented

1st International Open-Air Storytelling Festival, 2023

at the Kulturinsel

Performances in English and in German
When: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th of September, 2023
Where: Open Air Stage at the Kulturinsel, Ernst-Thälmann-Park,
next to the “Theater unterm Dach”, Danziger Str. 103, 10405 Berlin
Who: Juliana Marín Fryling (Col), Dougie Mackay (UK), Milda Varnauskaité (Lit), Neslihan Arol (TR/ Berlin), Sooi Kang (Korea), Silvia Freund (Austria), Johanna Wollin (Berlin) & others
Direction Naemi Schmidt-Lauber, Nicola Knappe, Sven Tjaben

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We celebrated: 15 Years of Storytelling Stage Erzählbühne!

The big celebration for the anniversary

with surprise guests, live music, fire show and open stage.
We ate, drank, sang, laughed and listened to stories – and we are already looking forward to the next 15 years with you!

At the 2.12.2022 in the KulturMarktHalle Berlin.
And it goes on, every month on the 3rd Friday, next time in autumn 2023.

More information here