With over 100 drama, dance, and performance events at three locations in the city, the 100° Berlin Festival has invited us to a four-day theatre marathon every year. Its 2015 edition was the festival’s last. For 12 years, HAU Hebbel am Ufer and SOPHIENSÆLE, joined sometimes by the Theaterdiscounter, and by the Ballhaus Ost, have showcased the city’s wide spectrum of independent theatre and performance artists. But there have been enormous changes and developments, both in Berlin as a city and in the independent performance scene itself. To embrace this changes in the cultural environment, in collaboration with LAFT (the Berlin regionalassociation for independent visual arts), and in dialogue with various venues, artists, and the Berlin Senate department for culture and the economy, the Performing Arts Festival Berlin (PAF) has established itself as new format since 2016.