Past productions

Theatre Language Studio Timeline

TLS begins

TLS Frankfurt is a not-for-profit theatre organization that was founded by a group of international artists who wanted to break new ground in the city of Frankfurt by providing plays, events and education that informed and enlightened universal ideas through theatre.
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Dickens by Candlelight 2010

TLS stages its first production, Dickens by Candlelight. as it embodied the ideals TLS wanted to bring to the stage: universality, minimalism and the power of transformation.
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The Chekhov Project

Weaving together short stories, personal letters and plays, this theatre project celebrates the influential work of Anton Chekhov and the Moscow Art Theatre.
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FITS in Bornheim

Monthly performances at 10:30pm begin the first Saturday of the month. FITS's late-night comedy show, with different themes and unique show formats, with both short form and long form improvisation games.
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Immersion Art Show

Immersion celebrates 10 years of Andonoski art, with a memorable afternoon which was unique blend of traditional painting, live music, theater - and little surprises.
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Dickens by Candlelight 2011

TLS mounts its second run of Dickens by Candlelight in 2011 in Haus Sindlingen.
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The Saturday Dropin

TLS Frankfurt holds its first 'Dropin', a taster course on the fundamentals of improvisation the first Saturday of every month to students of all levels of experience.
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The Foreigner

The Foreigner opens to huge audiences at the Internationales Theater in the east end of Frankfurt. A comedy with a distinct message on the underlying pressures of being in a place where you don't understand what is going on, and aren't wanted there.
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FITS After Work Comedy Hour begins

FITS moves to its new home, Orange Peel, directly in the Frankfurt city center, where it serves up a unique, improvised comedy show once a month.
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The Letters: Anton & Olga

The Letters from The Chekhov Project is adapted as single, 45-minute piece, and performed at the Arenberg Theatre in Antwerp.
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A Grimm Tale

After a year of developing the script with playwright Lonnie Bradley, A Grimm Tale makes it to the stage.
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TLS Student Improv Jam beginss

TLS begins hosting a free practice improv session for its students of all stripes to jump head-first into the wonderful and unique world of improvisation.
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Shakespeare Anyone Fate and Fortune

TLS inaugurates its next major project, Shakespeare Anyone? The show starts a new life in Frankfurt, whilst continuously running in NYC.
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Dickens by Candlelight 2013

Bringing the show to Frankfurt's city center for the first time, Dickens by Candlelight played to sold out audiences at the Internationales Theater.
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Shakespeare Anyone - What is Love

The cast of Shakespeare Anyone? premieres its second theme at the O-Ton on Bergerstrasse, What is Love?
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Belarusian Dream Theater

TLS Frankfurt staged a reading of a selection of original one-act plays to support the international performing arts project Belarusian Dream Theatre, which brought attention to the society, culture, and politics of contemporary Belarus, honouring victims of censorship.
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The La Ronde Project

Maria Raquel Ott led a talented and eager group of new actors through a six-month workshop, and this beautiful, hilarious, and rhythmic piece was the culmination of all their hard work.
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Shakespeare Anyone? Heaven and Hell

Shakespeare Anyone? Heaven and Hell featured tyrants, true love, death sen-tences, drunkards, and crazed spouses. Shakespeare’s plays are the ultimate live horror stories.
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TLS moves to Bornheim

Theatre Language Studio opens its own doors after five years at Petterweilstrasse 66 in Bornheim Mitte.
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Play-in-a-Day Festival

Play-in-a-Day. One theme. Six Writers. Six Directors. 21 actors. 6 casts. 24 hours to write, rehearse and perform an original play.
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The Language Archive

The piece provided the backdrop for a workshop on subtext and character development with Maria Ott. An intensive workshop culminated in this staged reading of The Language Archive by Julia Cho at Saalbau Bornheim on May 30, 2015.
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Shakespeare Anyone? That Way Madness Lies

Shakespeare Anyone? That Way Madness Lies in the Casablanca Bar is the final in a series of Shakespeare Anyone? performances.
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Dickens by Candlelight 2015

Dickens by Candlelight returned to the stage for audiences once more in the Internationales Theater.
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The Underpants

Steve Martin provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play Die Hose by Carl Sternheim about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative German existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public.
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