The previous Magdalena Festivals in Frankfurt provided an important reflection on and discussion about the situation of women* in the performing arts, on stage and in practice.
This third edition of the festival aims to deepen that debate, and to address „what we still have to do”, that is, what needs to be overcome to achieve the conditions we need to work as artists?
Starting with the awareness that reality can only be changed through a process of collective emancipation, the choice of this year’s theme emerges. We women* are the protagonists of a movement that breaks new ground to build better gender relations in society!
Under the theme „Collective Empowerment”, this year’s IFTF offers a space for women* to present artistic works and productions that touch the audience and call for joint reflection. The main aim is to address the role of women* in theatre and in life and to redefine it.
During these four days there will be contemporary and multimedia theatre performances, an interactive „gender identity labyrinth” and a symposium on this year’s theme from 17:00 onwards. Our Mongolian yurt, or „Unter-uns-Raum”, offers a special place during the festival for conversations and acoustic live music. In the evening, food and drink will be provided and get-togethers are planned at the bar in the theatre foyer, with musical accompaniment from our DJanes.
Welcome to our International Women‘s* Theatre Festival!
Barbara Luci Carvalho and the IFTF Team