Tender Talks

Discussions on Closeness in Times of Distance

Living during the coronavirus pandemic, our bodies have become more vulnerable, our language more cautious, our approaches more tender. New encounters are rare - but that is exactly what we aim to try with the Tender Talks - conversations about closeness in times of distance. Every fortnight in February and March, the Schauspielhaus invites two individuals to engage in a dialogue on Zoom; where they get in touch with each other by speaking and thinking. Two guests meander their way through topics that move them - and perhaps touch something that also impacts us: how the way we deal with our bodies is changing in these times, how we experience intimacy differently, how tenderness could become a social motif and inspire a re-organisation of the political and private spheres through solidarity.

Tender Talk #1: Sibylle Berg & Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 11 Februar 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #2: Black Cracker & Laurie Penny, 25 February 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #3: Carolin Emcke & Vaginal Davis, 11 March 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talk #4: Annie Sprinkle/Beth Stephens & Mithu Sanyal, 25 March 2021, 8 p.m.

Tender Talks

Tender Talk Nr. 1: Sibylle Berg & Dr. Ruth Westheimer


Dr. Berg meets Dr. Sex: Our friend and favourite author Sibylle Berg talks to Dr Ruth Westheimer, better known as "Dr Ruth", in the first Tender Talk.

Report by Nina Kunz at Schauspielhaus Journal