• MARCIN BORTKIEWICZ

    SATANA
    November 13 | 4 p.m. | Flandernbunker

  • AGNIESZKA HOLLAND

    MEETING WITH AGNIESZKA HOLLAND
    November 13 | 5 p.m. | Kommunales Kino Die Pumpe

  • OPENING

    12th INTERNATIONAL MONODRAMA FESTIVAL
    November 13 | 7 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Große Bühne)

  • DOMINIQUE FROT

    THE AGENDA
    November 13 | ~8 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Große Bühne)

  • MATINÉE

    MATINÉE
    November 14 | 12 noon | Kulturforum

  • REMIGIUSZ GRZELA

    BOOK PRESENTATION AND MUSIC
    November 14 | 3 p.m. | KulturForum

  • ALEKSANDRAS RUBINOVAS

    MY FATHER
    November 14 | 6 p.m.| Studio im Schauspielhaus

  • JANUSZ STOLARSKI

    JOB, MY FRIEND
    November 14 | 8 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • SYMPOSIUM

    SYMPOSIUM
    November 15 | 11 a.m. | Kulturforum

  • EWA BENESZ

    THE VOCAL PRACTICES. A WORKSHOP
    November 15, 16, 17 | 2 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • ORMINDO

    ORMINDO
    November 15 | 4 p.m. | KulturForum

  • MARTIN ENGLER

    THE VOICE IN THE CLOSET
    November 15 | 6 p.m. | Flandernbunker

  • PIP UTTON

    BACON
    November 15 | 8 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • SYMPOSIUM

    SYMPOSIUM
    November 16 | 11 a.m. | KulturForum

  • ISABEL KOTT

    PICTURES OF YOUR GREAT LOVE
    November 16 | 6 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Studio)

  • RAAFAT DABOUL

    DIRT
    November 16 | 8 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • LIDIYA DANYLCHUK

    THE WHITE BUTTERFLIES, THE BRAIDED CHAINS
    November 17 | 6 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Studio)

  • BJÖRN HÖGSDAL & ESTHER HEISSENBÜTTEL

    READING
    November 17 | 8 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • DAVID CALVITTO

    THE EVENT
    November 18 | 6 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Große Bühne)

  • JACEK RAKOWIECKI & KRZYSZTOF ZANUSSI

    POLISH DOUBLE
    November 18 | 7 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • MARCO MICHEL

    POLISH DOUBLE
    November 18 | 7 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • BEA EHLERS-KHERBEKIAN

    ANNE´S SILENCE
    November 19 | 6 p.m. | Schauspielhaus (Studio)

  • DESPINA SARAFIDOU

    CASSANDRA
    November 19 | 8 p.m. | Die Pumpe

  • ZAZIE SCHUBERT-WURR & MANUEL DOMINGUEZ SANZ

    MARIEM HASSEN. THE UNYIELDING VOICE (OF THE WESTERN SAHARA)
    November 20 | 4 p.m. | Flandernbunker

  • Thespis 2021 - Das letzte Band

    MARKUS DENTLER

    KRAPPS LAST TAPE
    November 20 | 7 p.m. | Theater Die Komödianten

dear friends,

We are back! At least as of now (September 2021). Who knows today what will be tomorrow?

Let's be optimistic. When you stand alone on stage, you don't have to pay attention to social distancing. That is why over the past year and a half one could read again and again that one-person theater may be the only form of theater to survive the long period of pandemic crisis.

This is of course total nonsense, because like any other form of theater, monodrama cannot do without people behind and in front of the stage, and anyone who has already seen a few one-person shows knows that closeness to the audience is often absolutely essential and can have considerable impact on audience’s emotional involvement with the drama.

Let's stay optimistic then. We look forward to a very special 12th THESPIS Festival. There will be reunions with good, old acquaintances in well-known and in new roles, new discoveries and young artists from all over the world (mostly currently living in Germany), on top of that readings, lectures, discussions, workshops, and other events. A full, inspiring festival lies ahead of us. Who could not be optimistic about that? Life goes on.

JOLANTA SUTOWICZ Festival Director | JENS RASCHKE Festival Dramaturg