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Deadline extension: 15.07.2021 The fifth International Womxn's Theatre Festival (13 - 19.09.2021) in Frankfurt am Main invites all womxn to share their positions and perspectives of artistic work on this year's theme "Womxn Performing Selves" within the festival. Artists can now propose their research, productions and thoughts on culture and gender equality for our programme here. Under the title "Womxn Performing Selves", the cultural event offers a diverse representation of womxn. This year we will expand the festival framework to include theatre works in public spaces. We are looking for artists for a diverse audience. For this, we want to know what issues moved you during the pandemic. What formats and artistic language did you develop and try out last year? The liveness of theatre will be preserved during the Covid 19 pandemic: through educational, social and cultural aspects, the IFTF's new concept takes into account both the event in public space and directly at the festival venue. With a tried and tested hygiene concept, theatre performances with an audience on site are planned as well as their livestreams. The International Womxn's Theatre Festival offers a platform for all womxn to make new contacts and exchange ideas. In 2021, we want to continue the establishment of the network of independent performing artists from the RhineMain region. More information will be announced shortly on our social media channels. We are looking for applications (with indication of budget and technical conditions) for: • Performances in public space, e.g. Audiowalk, Site-specifics etc. • Participants for the Festival Residency 13 - 19 September (Secure one of the limited artist residencies on site during the festival! during the festival! More information will follow soon). • Workshop leaders • Theatre and performances • DJanes & Live music • Pandora‘s Box: Video performance or video installation etc. • ‘Symposium’ – Contribution on the topic "Womxn Performing Selves" The application should be sent with a project description, videos and a photo to our application form by 15.07.2021. Foto: Katharina Dubno IFTF...

14.02.2021 V-Day - One Billion Rising: A great initiative for the international day of action! We took part. With dance, language and gestures, many institutions show their solidarity and protest against violence against women* and girls* in the short film. Info at:...

for Portuguese speaking women, trans and non-binary persons Friday, 23.10.2020 at 18:00 In this workshop we want to deal with the political history of Samba and use our own bodies to let the resistant practice of dance and the rhythm from Bahia become effective in ourselves. The workshop is part of the empowerment offer "Telling (Hi)Story" of the Anne Frank Educational Institution and will be led by the dance theatre teacher Bárbara Luci...

I am more than happy to know that Barbara’s International Womyns’ Theatre Festival is happening and on behalf of The Magdalena Project, International Network of Women in Contemporary Theatre. I sincerely hope that everyone involved, artists, organisors, technicians and audiences have a truly rewarding experience. In the strange and distanced time we are living we need to find ways to connect, to be together, to defy the isolation. The possibility to make live streams is one way to exercise that defiance.  We can witness each other’s work and be present for each other. But we all know that live stream is not the living encounter that we all treasure in the theatre.  Being present in the same room, exchanging energy and concentration. Sharing ideas in the live medium of performance. These times are asking us to think differently. To think NEW. How can we sustain liveness whist staying within the guidelines metered out by our confused, sometimes incompetent, governments – we are all trying to stay safe. We need to step outside of the familiar structures that we call theatre and define the heart of what it really is – live exchange. This can be done in so many ways and now is the time for re invention.  Theatre does not have to be on a stage in a theatre building with the audience in the dark silently watching those on the elevated stage with light on them – speaking their ideas and truths.  Theatre people can invent encounters of myriad shapes and forms – we just have to think outside of the box – literally. A lot of experimentation may result in a lot of failures but from the piles of manure beautiful flowers can eventually blossom. I am sure the encounters and discussions and performances that will be offered in these days will fuel these contemporary cross border and cross-cultural debates and thinking. And I hope that many will leave the comfort zone and risk these failures so we can find new ways in these strange, challenging and exciting times. Jill Greenhalgh Founding Artistic Director – The Magdalena...

Thank you very much for the numerous, great applications for the International Womyns' Theatre Festival 2020. The decision has been made, the line-up is ready. For those of you who we unfortunately could not include in our selection due to our capacities: Those interested in workshops have the possibility to book accommodation and meals on site in the form of a festival residence. More information about the conditions of participation will follow shortly. HESSEN: Daedalus-Company – Buy little buy less buy nothing at all DJane Irinski DJane carolitaLApomba Dorsey Bushnell – Entdeckungsreise mit und über Grenzen Gabriela Schwab Veloso - Zeitfenster Gala Montero – Guacoldas Chilenische Frauen in Hessen Kay Ree – Live-Musik Mareike Buchmann – TEIL:WEISE MEHR WERDEN Pirkko Cremer – Nunu, die kleine Wolke Vivien Klein – Mamas 2nd Edition Zimt und Zunder Frauen Band – Live-Musik Bárbara Luci Carvalho – Corpus Mundi & Mädchen*Workshop   INTERNATIONAL / NATIONAL: Helena Kontoudakis – Empowering Differences Odin Teatret – Ave Maria Laia Ribera & Rafi Martin – WAX-en Meriam Bousselmi & Miriam Lembjadi – Eine Rose als Stütze Pleun Gremmen & Edith van den Elzen – Videoinstallation Stephanie Bangoura – Workshop Teraz Poliź – Black square. Sonata for keyboard and tape Theater Nucleo – Private Bestiary   RESIDENCE: Gabriela Schwab Veloso Pro Quote Bühne Oriana Irisity Natasha Padilha Terezinha...

This year, we are counting (on) you! All visitors at protagon e.V. register with name and address. Please bring a pen of your own as well as mouth/nose protection. In 2020, only a limited number of visitors can stay on site at the same time. We will offer a fast lane for artists, the crew and well-prepared guests. Bring your toolkit for a safe & fast admission: completed visitor registration form mouth/nose protection Mouth/nose protection can also be purchased at the entrance, if necessary. Please wear it until you have taken your seats. On site The International Womyn‘s Theatre Festival is an event with fixed seating in several spots on site. If a particular seating spot is completely filled, we ask the visitors to take a seat in another spot. There will be NO STANDING ROOM during the performance. Our safety coordinators and safety partners asked us to also mention that dancing will not be possible either. Please take these important notes to heart! The success of the International Womyn‘s Theatre Festival hinges upon it. Distance and hygiene regulations 2020 Let us show together that it is possible to organize public events in accordance with Covid-19 regulations in a respectful, peaceful and high-quality cultured way.  In order to run the event exemplary, please remember that everything is related – we all are responsible for our environment… Basic distance and hygiene regulations: Please keep physical distance Please have mouth/nose protection with you, pulling it down is allowed when sitting Please don‘t form groups Please use the disinfection stations fast lane for artists, the crew and guests with a completed registration form   We thank you for your understanding. We are protagon e. V. – Freunde und Förderer freier...

After having successfully conducted Sommerwerft of protagon e.V. and antagon theaterAKTion, the Womyns‘ Theatre Festival will take place in due consideration of all hygiene requirements. This year‘s topic is “Collective Empowerment across borders“. You can still send us your applications until August...

Reference to the exhibition "This is what a feminist looks like - in Frankfurt" by the Women's Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main. The photo project creates visibility for the diversity of the feminist scene in Frankfurt. We are happy to be part of...

Dance and Empowerment Workshop with Bárbara Luci Carvalho on 13.06.2020 will release feminist impulses for Afrodiasporic Portuguese speaking women* even before the festival. The workshop will take place from 14:00 to 17:00 in the Anne Frank Educational...