BERLINDIA!

Burger and her little brother (named Fuck) embark on an epic quest to find their mother, whose recent obsession with techno has taken her to an infinite nightclub city of dreams.
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BERLINDIA!

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  • Nick Malakhow:
    21 Apr. 2022
    A hilarious, hyper-theatrical, compelling journey that explores family, identity, inherited trauma, longing, and more as Burger and her brother navigate one of the most dynamic and distinct theatrical worlds I've seen created. I'd so love to see a visionary and creative production team take it on. The eclectic, chaotic, yet aesthetically-cohesive universe serves as a great symbolic foundation for the sense of exploration, searching, yearning, journeying, migrating, and discovery threaded thematically throughout the play. Quiet and profound moments become all the more potent when juxtaposed with the volume of the rest of the play.
  • Jewish Plays Project:
    14 Feb. 2022
    The Jewish Plays Project recommends BERLINDIA! as a Semi-Finalist for the 11th annual Jewish Playwriting Contest. Our community of readers highly enjoyed the formal experimentation of this play capturing themes of migration, displacement, and wandering that feel inherently Jewish. This play asks the question: "if my family is my only home, what anchors me when my family grieving intergenerational trauma or disappears? This play is intersectional and gives JewBu characters their moment in the sun (or moon!). BERLINDIA! rose to the top of 20 out of 250 plays and we hope this play swiftly finds opportunities to reach new audiences.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Playwrights Horizons Downtown
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    2020
  • Reading
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    Bush Theatre
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    2019

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Playwriting Contest
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Jewish Plays Project
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2022
Finalist
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Bay Area Playwrights Festival
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2022