• © Jan Bosch

  • © Jan Bosch

Dating a Forest


The forest is many things in Germany: a place of longing and a counter-design to urban life, a financial resource, a patriotically charged symbol, a place for leisure and recreation, an essential ecosystem. How about having a date with this forest? Just you and the forest, in the middle of the city. Maybe it will be romantic, maybe you’ll just have a good time, maybe you’ll realize that it’s not really a good fit after all. »Dating a Forest« invites you to make new connections with the forest and grow together. And, as in a good rapprochement, to clear up misconceptions. How could one meet the forest in such a way that one takes it seriously as a partner? Whether the date becomes more in the end, you can determine for yourself.

»Dating a Forest« translates theories of post-anthropocentric sociology into practice – with experts on microbiology, ecosexuality, forest science and nature writing. In times of climate crisis – just you and Forest, for two in the public space around Ballhaus Ost. Book your dating slot – now!


With absurd-fragmentary and playful-confrontational aesthetics, Janna Pinsker and Wicki Bernhardt negotiate human phenomena such as shame, physical change, climate crisis or the power of couple relationships. In doing so, they confer agency on non-human subjects and encounter them as performers in a theatrical setting. In »Dating a Forest«, the forest is the protagonist.


Past Dates
  • Jun 22, 2023
  • Jun 23, 2023
  • Jun 24, 2023
  • Jun 25, 2023


12 | 8 Euros
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70 minutes


German or English

Concept, Realisation


Sound design, mastering

Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow


Martha Pinsker

Dramaturgical consultation

Sumana Roy

Assistence, produktion assistence

Maria Werner


Jeyan Kültür


Daniel Cremer, Sophia Klink, Johannes Litschel, Therese Palm, Sumana Roy


Lindita Bucher

Voice for Therese Palm (de) and Dating Support (engl)

Clara Reiner

Voice for Johannes Litschel (engl)

Elischa Kaminer

Voice for Therese Palm (engl)

Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow

A production by PINSKER+BERNHARDT and Theaterhaus G7 Mannheim, sponsored by BASF TOR 4, in cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Dance Assistance Program. Supported by the multi-year grant of the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main.