These People. Together. Right now.
Improvisational theater from queer, homo- and heterosexual, female and male, Black, White and other perspectives. High-quality, funny, touching and stimulating art that lasts – for everyone.
Workshops (all levels) and shows in German and English.
Two donation-based workshop opportunities exclusively for People of Color and for people with queer identities.
A PASSIONATE FEAST
Eight shows. Eleven workshops. International superstars of improvisational theater! The Fliegende Funken Festival is entering its 9th round – and it’s more international than ever! Five days in September, FF2019 offers high-quality, high-risk and rousing improv power in the “Viertel” – the cultural hub of Bremen!
ART OF COMMUNITY
So get off your cozy couch and throw yourself in this melting pot of crisp comedy, great acting and daringly intelligent theater. Come along and enjoy the political clout, interpersonal warmth and community-building energy of this unique art form with selected improvisers from Germany, the USA, Israel and the Arab world!
Improvised theater is a feast of spontaneity, to which everyone brings their own favorite dish – and then nibbles at what the others bring to the table. This art form creates a communal space for all sorts of identities and social positions. Here, too, political, social and emotional impressions immediately emerge: Whose opinions are considered “normal?” Who decides what is “taboo?” Who laughs at what kinds of jokes? What connects us? What separates us from each other? Who defines the rules of our social play?
FF2019 transforms these and other blazing questions from queer, homo and heterosexual, female and male, Black and White and other perspectives into high-quality, comic, touching and sustainable art for everyone.
Fliegende Funken 2018: Testimonials
Das Fliegende Funken Festival in Bremen ist eines der schönsten Improvisationstheaterfestivals, die ich besucht habe. Das Festival schafft die perfekte Mischung aus internationalen und nationalen Gästen und einer tollen Bindung zur lokalen Kultur- und Improtheaterszene. Dabei sind die Organisatoren und alle Teilnehmer sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend. Tolle Shows, abwechslungsreiche Workshops und eine perfekte Organisation.
The Fliegende Funken-Festival is built around a community of warm, intelligent, hilarious artists. Their collective passion to take risks and push the boundaries of what improv typically looks like was extraordinary. The organizers, staff and performers were all top-notch. Highly recommended!
This festival is one of the best we've ever been lucky enough to attend. The hosts and organizers are completely generous and kind--there's no shortage of hospitality from everyone running the fest. The spaces for performances and classrooms are very good and the city of Bremen is beautiful. From the other performers and teachers to the staff and students, it was an immensely pleasurable and enriching experience!
Wunderbar, bereichernd, augenöffnend und voller Suchtpotenzial!