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Kammerspiele und Deutsches Theater
Kammerspiele & Deutsches Theater

The Deutsches Theater in Berlin is a well-known German theatre. It was built in 1850 as Friedrich-Wilhelm-Städtisches Theater, after Frederick William IV of Prussia. Located on Schumann Street (Schumannstraße), the Deutsches Theater consists of two adjoining stages that share a common, classical facade. The main stage was built in 1850, originally for operettas.

CGES Initiatives


CGES continues to expand its role as a major source of information on Germany and Europe in the greater Boston area. Over the next five years, CGES plans to initiate a range of new programs in areas of crucial concern for the transatlantic community: Sustainability, social justice, and critical cultural production.

Sustainability in Germany, Europe, and the world: Institutions, innovations and idealism
Germany has become a world leader in green technology and politics. CGES plans to present the newest developments in this field, as well as ways in which globalization can be used to further sustainable economic development.

Social justice in the Berlin Republic, the European Union, and beyond its borders
Over the past twenty years EU Enlargement has dramatically changed the map of Europe: Berlin has joined London, Paris, and Brussels as one of the major metropolitan areas and cultural hubs. Little is known in the US about the situation in regions formerly behind the ‘iron curtain’. The Middle East has become part of Europe’s direct neighborhood. CGES will convene panel discussions on the chances and challenges of this changing European landscape.

Critical cultural production and the humanities in Germany and other European societies
Brandeis was among the first American university to establish serious music, theater, and fine arts programs. CGES proudly supports this tradition by sponsoring workshops with German and European artists, author readings, film screenings, and a new lecture series in Interdisciplinary Humanities.