1. We are happy to invite you to the eighth edition of THESPIS - the only international festival of monodramas in Germany.

  2. What is a “monodrama”?  The British character actor and passionate solo performer, Roy Dotrice once said: „Acting solo is the ultimate in egotism. You require an exceedingly large ego to stand up there and think you can hold an audience’s attention for a couple of hours. It’s just you out there, no one else. There’s no one to foul you up by stepping on your laugh or giving you the wrong cue.”

  3. However, it is not only solo performers who derive fun and satisfaction from what they do and experience freedom while on stage. When everything goes as planned, it is also the audience, who feel exactly the same.  In this global solo theatre, the viewer gets a chance to be a part of the whole, one of the boards that mean the world. He is the contact person and the confidant of the actor who tells a story which is either as big or as small as the life itself – and language, origin, or social background of neither of them is of any relevance. Nevertheless, we are happy that we did it again – we managed to invite artists from four continents to Kiel – most of them for the first time. They will present the current status quo of the world monodrama to you.  Should there be any such thing…

  4. We wish you lively entertainment and stimulating debates!


Festival Director


Chair, Mæcenas e.V.


Festival Dramaturg



in cooperation with: THEATER KIEL  | ITI  |  ARS BALTICA

THESPIS  international monodrama festival  c/o Jolanta Sutowicz  |  Osloring 41  |  24109 Kiel tel./fax: + 49 . 431 . 52 83 07  |  |  legal notice

Under the patronage of the Minister President
of Schleswig-Holstein, TORSTEN ALBIG

It´s that time again!
THESPIS is back: the 9th International Monodrama Festival will be held from November 8 to 15, 2014 in Kiel. Up to 16 shows from all over the world (e.g. Denmark, Singapore, Germany, Mexico, Belgium, U.S.A., France, Ecuador, Poland, Russia, Algeria, Israel and Armenia) will be presented in different venues across the city. The main competition program will be accompanied by several events. The 9th edition of the festival will be the first one with THESPIS junior (management and organization: Neele von Müller) - a project with solo shows aimed at younger audiences and their families. A detailed program of THESPIS will be announced this summer.We look forward to seeing you!
We look forward to seeing you!