The cultural association protagon e.V. and the International Womxn Theatre Festival (26.09. – 02.10.2022) in Frankfurt am Main invite all womxn to share their artistic perspectives and positions on this year’s theme FEMINIST FUTURES as part of the festival. Artists can now propose their research, productions and feminist thoughts on culture, the future and gender justice for our programme at with the subject “Open Call IFTF 2022”.

For the diverse programme we are looking for feminist response possibilities for a diverse audience. For this we want to know what artistic strategy or methodology you have developed in recent years (technology and training)? How do you work with technology (linking physical theatre with theatre equipment, set design, lighting, sound)? How does art create a sustainable and diverse future for women* in our society?

Based on the theme FEMINIST FUTURES, our panelists will speak during our symposium, which will take place over two days for the first time, a cooperation with Schauspiel Frankfurt as part of the festival “Politik im Freien Theater”. In 2022, the IFTF will again take into account pedagogical, social and cultural aspects in the public space as well as directly at the festival location. With a tried and tested hygiene concept, theatre performances with an audience on site are planned.

The International Womxn Theatre Festival offers a platform for all womxn to make new contacts and exchange ideas. In 2022, we want to continue the establishment of the network of independent performing artists from the RhineMain region as part of the internationally active Magdalena Network. More information will be announced shortly on our social media channels.

Apply (stating budget and technical conditions) for/as:
• Theatre performances and performances

  • Performances in public space, e.g.Audiowalk, Site-specifics etc.
    • Workshop leaders in performing arts and music
    • DJ*anes & live music
    • Pandora‘s Box: Video performance or video installation etc.
    • ‘Symposium’ – contribution to the topic “How to create Feminist futures?”
  • Participants for the Festival Residency 26 September to 02 October (Secure one of the limited artist residencies on site during the festival! More information will follow soon).

Applications will be accepted in an ongoing selection process up to and including 30 June 2022. By 31 July at the latest, we want to announce the selected artists on our website and the social media channels Facebook and Instagram. If you are interested in the following three areas, please send us your application together in one email: Participation in the symposium, performance / theatre performance, workshop leadership. We look forward to receiving your application!

Applications via the online portal at or directly to:

Application material: Description of the performance (one A4 page), illustrative material (2-3 photos) or video recording (as a link), technical rider and cost plan.


Editor’s note: The open call for the International Womxns’ Theatre Festival 2022 is closed. By the end of July we want to announce the selected artists on our website and the social media channels Facebook and Instagram @frauenfestival.