The Cena Brasil International festival emerges in the Brazilian cultural and artistic scene as a great instrument of promotion and dissemination of the performing arts. In addition to being a theater show, Cena Brasil is committed to strengthening the Brazilian theatrical context, establishing a rich exchange between national and international theater companies, providing a rich exchange of experiences among artists during their residency through workshops and lectures that they minister and participate in.
In 2012, in celebration of the 5 years of existence of the In-Scene Theater Group, the 1st edition of Festto was held and has since been followed by annual editions, currently consolidated as part of the cultural calendar in the region.
A playwright based conference based in Valdez, AK.
Every summer we invite the most exciting downtown companies to present their latest projects in an environment of generosity, dialogue, and inspiration. Ice Factory is a place where artists can take risks, try out new ideas, and bring their projects to a new level.
Plays introduced in Ice Factory have gone on to garner Drama Desk nominations, Obie Awards, Audience First Awards in Edinburgh, Off-Broadway productions, commercial runs, and national and international tours.
A 24-day trip to which you are invited, alongside more than 50 artists. White cards, musical and performative courses in 10 atypical venues of the metropolis, new creations, theatre, dance, performances, surprises, 15 free concerts.
ANT Fest is our annual, month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering theater, comedy, music and hybrid theater-makers who fill our stage with their most dynamic ideas.
The PuSh Festival expands the horizons of Vancouver artists and audiences with work that is visionary, genre-bending, multi-disciplined, startling and original. The Festival showcases acclaimed international, Canadian and local artists and mixes them together with an alchemy that inspires audiences, rejuvenates artists, stimulates the industry and forges productive relationships around the globe.
Each year, the Theatertreffen brings remarkable productions from the German-language region as well as the works of emerging artists to Berlin. What are the topics, aesthetics and focus points informing the theatre today? Together with artists, scholars, journalists and – of course – the audience, the festival looks at both the status quo and the future ahead of us.
Nová dráma/New Drama is different every year. To program it anew forces the organizers to listen carefully, to follow European trends and to harmonize them with Slovak particularities. The aim is to model a festival that will always surprise and, perhaps most of all, confirm the meaningfulness of presenting and promoting new Slovak drama.
Inspired by the format in which Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill honed their craft, EST held its first Marathon in 1977. Praised by critics and beloved by audiences, it launched an industry-wide revival of the short play form and broke new ground by putting new and established writers together on one stage.
ANTISTATIC International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance started in 2008 as the first festival in Sofia with this profile. It was initiated in the context of the efforts of the Balkan network for contemporary dance Nomad Dance Academy to promote and to develop this art form in the Balkan region and to make it one of the vital dance centers in Europe.
Over the years, ANTISTATIC Festival has established itself as a platform for new forms and practices in dance and performance and till now it has presented groundbreaking works by both emerging and acknowledged international artists.
Brighton Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in England. It is an international festival that is at the same time rooted in the community. It embraces every art form and every form of artistic expression, and supports both new and established performers in trying out new work and taking risks.
The Festival 10 Sentidos was created in 2011 with the intention of portraying works by artists with disabilities together with artists without apparent disability, and in the successive editions it has since been transformed into a festival with a strong social discourse as opposed to only supporting artists with disabilities. Every year the programming is structured according to a particular motto that strives to highlight problems that affect our society. The Festival is committed to generating new languages of communication via art in order to understand how people differ and how differences are accepted by others.
The program of the festival offers a variety of shows and experiences. True to its eclectic, multidisciplinary line and international, the festival will welcome both confirmed artists as emerging.
The International Contemporary Theater Festival will feature renowned theater makers from all over the world. You can see premieres, guest performances and workshop presentations.
Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is a five-week annual multi-disciplinary arts event with cultural offerings in theater, film, music and poetry held during the spring at renowned venues in downtown Manhattan, NYC. DUAF treats New Yorkers, East Coasters and tourists to the best of new groundbreaking theater and film from around the world. Writers from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape and from around the world have the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times.
In Scena! presents – each year – a survey of the best Italian Theater, from Italy, in New York. It features full productions that have already toured in Italy as well as readings of Italian plays in translation, workshops, lectures and exchanges between Italian and International artists. The goal is to promote greater awareness of Italian theater and Italian artists among New York theatergoers, and to build a bridge between the artistic scenes in Italy and New York, so that they may each support and inspire the other.
Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá has the support of the National and Distral government, public and private companies, the media and more than a thousand subscribers. This Festival, of course, also trusts that the public is eager for new stories and will fill the stages of this Cultural Heritage of Colombia.
Stage Songs Review is devoted entirely to the art of song interpretation. It started in 1976. Today, on stage – not only musical but also, and perhaps above all, in a dramatic theatre – the song is no longer just an addition. This is a legitimate way of presenting creative thought, sometimes more important than the spoken word. To watch how music and word complement each other and co-create a new quality is the core sense of the Wrocław festival.
Zabalaza is a Baxter Theatre Centre Development Programme that develops theatre practitioners from in and around the Western Cape by providing them with performance platforms so that they can realise their creative concepts. This is achieved through mini-festivals in target communities, script readings, showcases and a theatre festival held at the Baxter Theatre Centre annually in March.
Ergo Pink Fest is a festival showcasing the works of female and non-binary identifying playwrights. The festival gives playwrights tailored dramaturgy and mentorship to help them take their work to the next level.
The Festival will expand its year-round contribution to Perth’s cultural life and be central to supporting the next generation of creative thinkers. We will commission and present works that give voice to this generation and we will commission acclaimed national and international artists to collaborate with our local artists.
In 2010, the NCPA launched its first ever multi-lingual theatre festival of premièring plays – NCPA Centrestage. It created a platform for fresh works and encouraged the birth of new groups. The plays went on to perform and win awards at various prestigious national and international festivals.
The Festival takes special care in presenting each year a rich and homogeneous programme focused around a special theme, celebrating the culture of a country or a city, or exploring a special subject. The Festival likes to be daring in its choice of artists, works and performances.
The Jos Repertory Theatre presents the annual Jos Festival of Theatre which has become a nurturing ground for new playwrights, new directors as well as creating an insight into the Nigerian theatre repertory. Featuring plays from the international repertory, new plays as well as landmark Nigerian plays, the festival is currently the only existing private independent theatre festival in Nigeria. We accept new plays all year round for possible performances during the annual festival.
Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM), the largest theatre festival in Asia, organized by the National School of Drama (NSD), is all set to bring its bouquet of plays, interactive sessions, and other cultural events to cheer up the winter afternoons of theatre enthusiasts in the city.
Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists.
Festival founders, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, originally hosted from 2011–2014. Now, undercurrents takes place in Ottawa’s downtown core at Arts Court. Since 2011, undercurrents has has hosted 16 world premieres and presented 6 productions as part of their under development program.
Over the last 14 years, The Public’s UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL has presented over 229 companies from 42 countries. It has grown into a landmark of the New York City theater season and is a vital part of The Public’s mission, providing a high-visibility platform to support artists from diverse backgrounds who are redefining the act of making theater. Widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad, Under the Radar Festival has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form.
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American Realness, participating artists, collaborating institutions and partners acknowledge that we are gathered on the unceded land of the Lenape peoples. We ask you to join in acknowledging the Lenapehoking community, their elders both past and present, as well as future generations.
Janiero De Grandes Espetáculos is the most important festival of scenic arts in Pernambuco, one of the largest in Brazil.
Santiago a Mil is an event that welcomes all approaches and cultures. It’s an invitation to take part in unique events, share unforgettable experiences and to start conversations based on multiple artistic forms.
Every January since 1994, the capital and different cities in Chile become the perfect setting for the performing arts and for different audiences to come together. For three weeks, the festival is held, an exceptional event for contemporary creations, with a high level of artistic excellence and productions that are extremely relevant, both socially and politically.
Each version is made up of outstanding pieces from Chile and abroad, all of which are permanently exploring, pushing the limits, mixing and creating new versions of theater, dance, music, performance, circus, visual arts and the cinema – just some of the different styles from around 25 different countries. Artists such as Pina Bausch, Ariane Mnouchkine, Royal de Luxe, Robert Wilson, Christoph Marthaler, Jan Fabre, Krystian Lupa, Ivo van Hove, Romeo Castellucci, Lemi Ponifasio and Thomas Ostermeier, have all taken part in the festival.
Santiago a Mil also breaks down the country’s territorial, economic and social barriers, taking its free program to 20 Metropolitan Region neighborhoods and 15 of the country’s cities.
PROTOTYPE is committed to surprising our audiences and confounding their expectations through content, form, and relevance. The festival gives voice to a diverse group of composers, librettists, performers and musicians across all genres, backgrounds, and cultures. In providing a recurring showcase of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre pieces, the touring life of the work extends around the world. The festival also presents groundbreaking new works by international artists and has become a global reference of artistic excellence in the field of opera and music-theatre.
International Divine Comedy Theatre Festival gives a chance to see, in a matter of just one week, some of the most intriguing plays of the season from theatres throughout the country.
Divine Comedy is a theatre holiday where the best Polish shows are presented in the true Polish showcase. Apart from Polish shows, competing for the best show of the year title and the Divine Comedian prize, there are also foreign theatre groups, and meetings with philosophers, theatre theoreticians, and critics that accompany the festival.
Our annual celebration of theatre. First held in 1983, the Prithvi Theatre Festival has become an annual event in the Mumbai calendar. There is no one theme – the Festival simply seeks to explore and celebrate theatre in its diversity – local, national, international; old traditions, new forms, cross-currents – and to share theatre with our audiences.
Bangkok Theatre Festival is a grand contemporary theatre event of Thailand with the greatest number of artists, works, and audience. Objectives are: to create awareness and interest in theatre among the public and gain public support, to provide support and space for new practitioners to showcase their work and for old practitioners to produce and perform new works on a regular basis, and to develop and strengthen the network of theatre practitioners for future sustainability.
The festival is an effort of curating a theatre festival with a purpose of bringing innovative performances to the city and its diverse communities.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival invites audience and filmmakers to the large celebration of global independent cinema, showcasing the best films from all over the world, important guests and tributes, cinematic surprises, as well as a series of parallel events.
The launch of the historic first edition came after a period of close to 13 years of investment by Sundance Institute in risk-taking artists from six East African countries (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda) with the aim to contribute to a meaningful and engaging dialogue between artists and their audiences. The first edition of the festival featured productions and readings by many of the East African artists and projects that received support from Sundance Institute over the years. We welcome full productions, works in progress (staged readings or workshop productions), musicals and theatre for young audiences.
SPIELART has been exploring and researching new trends and movements in the world of international theater since 1995, in order to present them to audiences in Munich every two years. The antennas are aimed at unusual forms of expression and aesthetics, current topics, strong personalities, and impressive productions. SPIELART, however, also always concentrates on posing questions about theater itself as an art form, and on consistently re-exploring or re-establishing theater with approaches from the fringes. Important accents of the festival’s platform are also its entrenchment in the city’s cultural life and the dialogue between the city’s artistic and institutional energies.
23rd edition of Konfrontacje Teatralne is another “turning point” for the Festival. We begin to build programme for the next years – experts in Polish theatre, Wojciech Majcherek and Łukasz Drewniak, are responsible for the selection. The new curators chose a quote from Stanisław Wyspiański’s Study on Hamlet – What is there to think? – as a motto of this edition. They created a very diverse theatre programme revolving around Polish way of thinking, which is a kind of reflection on the troubled times. This is the “old spirit” of the new festival. We always wanted to share such thoughts with our audience. We invited recognized creators including Maja Kleczewska, Ivan Vyrypaev, Anna Smolar, Theatre of the Eighth Day and the Czech director, Jan Mikulášek. For the first time students of directing from Cracow and the Warsaw theatre academies will present their works.
From the very beginning of its existence the Festival has been undergoing significant changes, like the ones affecting the social and political reality in Europe and the world. However, it has tried to have its finger on the pulse of these changes, trying through theatre and in the theatre to answer questions about what kind of the world we live in and what we can expect in the near future. The most important task of the Festival has been, invariably, to create conditions for an encounter and confrontation with theatre, which is definitely something more than just an aesthetic experience.
The Festival of New Dramaturgies is organized since 2002 by the Polish Theatre in Bydgoszcz. Its repertoire features world premieres of theatre plays. Every edition has a specific theme.
Welcome to the biennial New Vision Arts Festival! Our line-up showcases the Festival’s role as a creative platform, where artistic genres and cultural insights converge and energize innovation, bringing a new viewing experience to the audience.
The MUSON Festival of the Arts starts with the Youth Concert, Musiquest Grand Finale featuring 8 finalist in Competition, and an Art exhibition. In partnership with Society of Nigerian Artists.
A grand celebration of the art of performance and a hub for cultural exchange amidst the stunning backdrop of ancient canals and alleys, the Festival consists of various inter-related parts: the Specially Invited Plays, the Emerging Theatre Artists Competition, the Outdoor Carnival, and the Wuzhen Dialogues, etc. The entire town of Wuzhen, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, is transformed into a stage, and theatre lovers all over the world are invited to enjoy this tantalizing feast of the theatrical arts.
SOLO, the international festival of monodrama performances, is an unequalled event. Since its creation in 2008, the Festival has seen solo performances by Robert Wilson, Romeo Castellucci, Wajdi Mouawad, Theodoros Terzopoulos. Jan Fabre, Daniele Finzi Pasca, Denis Lavant, Pippo Delbono, Angélica Liddell, Redjep Mitrovitsa, Paolo Musio, Fabrizio Gifuni, Danio Manfredini and others. These performances by world theatre stars guaranteed the Festival its unique place among the most important theatre events in Russia and abroad.
Founded in 1967, through the initiative of Mira Trailović and Jovan Ćirilov, BITEF (Belgrade International Theatre Festival) has continually followed and supported the latest theatre trends, becoming thus one of the biggest and the most important European festivals.
Established in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s longest running theatre festival, running for 3 weeks each autumn. We bring world-class theatre to Dublin, support artists in creating outstanding work and provide a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world. At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of our capital. Our mission is to present a programme of exceptional theatrical experiences that will appeal to the diverse communities that make up our city. 2017 marked our 60th anniversary, we have a rich history, with much to celebrate, but we are most excited about is what is yet to come. In the future we want to see more audiences participating in culture and more artists creating bold new work that challenges and inspires.
A weekend of unpublished ten minute plays submitted in competition by playwrights from the United States, Britain, Australia, and South America. Performed as staged readings by an established group of actors from and around Topanga Canyon, Greater Los Angeles. Free admission to the public. Topanga Actors Company was established in 2015 with the mission of bringing contemporary theater work to local audiences.
A festival organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, which is non-competitive and aims to create a state of communication and dialogue between different peoples and groups from the theater and to perform, in addition to introducing the public in Egypt and the Arab region to the latest trends in the theater scene, and to provide a window from which the playwrights around the world on the latest developments in the theater scene in Egypt and the Arab countries.
The CHANGE was born with the intention of spreading through theaters, squares, streets, creating a greater approximation of the public with its urban spaces, and thus, a greater dialogue between the Theater and the City.
The Festival, founded in 1961, has grown steadily over the editions. For ten days, the whole city lives to the rhythm of the Festival. The halls, the gymnasiums, the streets, the courts, become so many places of spectacles. All the techniques, all the genres and all the researches are welcomed: from the thread to the sheath, from the shade to the bunraku, from the object to the screen, from the most intimate form to the giant puppet…the traditional spectacles rub shoulders the most modern forms, meeting a wide range of audience.
The Festival unites all tendencies of the artistic and theatrical progress. It is shaping a positive image of the city and of the whole country on the international theatrical arena. It also stimulates the development of the theatre in the region. The Festival helps the city to attract tourists to the city and to expose the best pieces of world culture to the audience of our country.
When the festival Neue Stücke aus Europa (New Plays from Europe) was started in 1992 in Germany in the former capital Bonn, Europe was going through a time of upheaval. The biennale soon grew into one of the most important events for dialogue between European authors. It was a place of discussion, where mutual understanding and the reality of life in Europe could be experienced first-hand.
Act Alone is dedicated to soloists and solo art in every field.
The International Theater Festival of Manizales is a cultural festival that takes place annually in the city of the open doors, located in the region of the Coffee Region of Colombia.
The Festival successfully brings together a general public and international creation for an original alliance. Avignon is also a state of mind: the city is an open-air forum where festival-goers discuss the shows and share their experiences as spectators. For a month, everyone can have access to a contemporary and living culture.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) is the world’s first festival of original, new work and special events. We bring together artists from different art forms and backgrounds to create dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking new work, which we stage in a rich tapestry of venues across Greater Manchester – from theatres, galleries and concert halls to railway depots, churches and car parks. We work closely with venues, festivals and other cultural organisations around the world, whose financial and creative input helps to make many of our projects possible and guarantees that they have a life after each Festival has ended.
Founded in 2001, Rebel Verses is a 2-week festival of performances by some of the best youth companies in NYC & beyond. This festival was born out of the dire need here in New York City for new voices in theater. It is a journey into the unapologetic, unrestrainable creativity of the next generation. Since the festival’s inception, REBEL VERSES has provided youth companies with the opportunity to collaborate and network with their peers and prominent artists, encouraging the development of new works in theatre through this two-week event.
NYMF is the largest annual musical theater festival in America. Each summer the Festival presents productions, concerts, readings and special events in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. NYMF is musical theater’s answer to the independent film movement, combining a grassroots festival model with a technical framework geared specifically to musicals. Located in the heart of the world’s largest theater district – midtown Manhattan, the Festival provides or subsidizes all the key components needed to realize a show, from theaters and technical equipment to marketing, industry and audience outreach, giving independent artists and emerging producers resources and opportunities they couldn’t otherwise access or afford, and giving rise to dozens of new works each summer.
The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms. In 2018, The Guardian named the festival as one of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe.
George Town Festival delivers an entirely new way of experiencing arts to everyone. The festival embodies the idea of making arts accessible to all, regardless of age or background.
The International Alternative Theatre Festival – PUF is one of the most popular alternative theater festivals in this part of Europe. During the 20 years of its existence some 200 hundred plays have been performed, as well as over 100 accompanying programs (exhibitions, performances, concerts). This festival attracts participants from all over the world.
The performances take place at different locations around the city and are all free. Part of the program takes place at the Rojc Community Center.
We choose: Unconventional theatre, Intersections of artistic and social practices, hybrids of forms, genres, techniques
We prefer: process over result, experiment over production, documenting new experiences over illusions, partnership over genius, noname over star power.
For three wild weeks in January, One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, is where the action is. It’s a chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary. The programming is bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. There’s theatre, dance, music, film, free lunchtime concerts, late-night cabarets, and so much more.
The Demoludy International Theater Festival, organized continuously since 2007, was created from the idea of building a platform for dialogue between artists and artists from Central and Eastern Europe. During the decade, we presented nearly 70 theater performances and 30 performative readings.
June , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
June , Teófilo Rocha, Brazil, South America
June , Valdez, Alaska
June , New York, United States
June , Lille, France
June , New York, United States
May , Vancouver, BC, Canada
May , Berlin, Germany
May , Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
May , New York, United States. North America
May , Narodno Sabranie Square Sofia, Bulgaria 1000
May , Pier Werks, 21-22 Old Steine, Brighton, BN1 1EL
May , València, Spain
May , Paris, France
April , Berlin, Germany
April , New York, United States
April , New York, United States
March , Bogotá, Colombia
March , Wroclaw, Poland
March , Capetown, South Africa
March , Toronto, Canada
February , Perth, Australia
February , Mumbai, India, Asia
February , Beirut, Lebanon
February , Jos, Nigeria
February , New Dehli, India
February , Ottawa, ON, Canada
January , New York, United States
January , New York, United States, North America
January , Pernambuco, Brazil, South America
January , Santiago, Chile, South America
January , New York, United States
December , Kraków, Poland
November , Mumbai, India, Asia
November , Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
November , Pune, India, Asia
November , Thessaloniki, Greece, Europe
November , Kampala, Uganda
October , Munich, Germany
October , Lulin, Poland
October , Wroclaw, Poland
October , Bydgoszcz, Poland
October , Hong Kong, China, Asia
October , Lagos, Nigera
October , Wuzhen, China
October , Moscow, Russia
September , Belgrade, Serbia
September , Dublin, Ireland
September , Topanga, California
September , Cairo, Egypt, Africa
September , Brazil, South America
September , Charleville-Mézières, France
September , Lviv, Ukraine
August , Wiesbaden, Germany
August , Iceland, Europe
August , Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
July , Avignon, France
July , Manchester, United Kingdom
July , New York, United States
July , New York, United States
July , Galway, Ireland
July , Penang, Malaysia, Asia
July , Pula, Croatia
June , Moscow, Russia
January , Calgary, Alberta, Canada
November , Olsztyn, Poland