Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Yael Ronen & Irina Szodruch:
Collective Biographical Time Machine

Yael Ronen & Irina Szodruch:
Collective Biographical Time Machine

The workshop will explore the tension and the possibilities between one's unique biography and a collective story. How our private dramas come in resonance with the zeitgeist. How personal memories and historical remembrance can differ or seem interwoven. How an individual life is entangled with national identities. And how this encounter opens up authentic and post-authentic ways of storytelling for the stage. We will examine and stretch the theater’s boundaries of truth and fiction.

The workshop is a self-inquiry and it is open for anyone who is not afraid to show themselves. We will explore private stories, historical memories, improvisations, exercises of the therapeutic and the spiritual realm. It will be practical and personal.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).


  • 2 hours


  • The workshop will take place in spoken English.


  • There is soft working light in the room.

Audience area

  • Chairs are available in the room. Alternatively, it is possible to sit or lie on the floor.
  • 2 wheelchair seats can be booked according to availability
  • The audience is encouraged to take notes during the workshop.
  • This is an interactive workshop in which participants communicate their self-expierience.


  • Participants are invited to share biographical experiences and will experience how they can translate this into theatrical situations.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Yael Ronen is a playwright and director and was born and raised in Israel and has been living and working in Berlin since 2013. She was a director in residence at Maxim Gorki Theater for the past 10 years, where she collaborated with the ensemble to create award-winning shows such as Common Ground, The Situation, Roma Army, or Slippery Slope. Currently, she is working at Schaubühne Berlin (where she previously created Third Generation in 2009) and she will continue to produce shows in various German as well as international theaters. She is a mother of a son and three cats.