Perform at the Fliegende Funken Festival

Apply now and perform with your Team at the Fliegende Funken – International Festival for Improvised Theater from 19-22 November 2020 in the Pusdorf Studios Bremen!

[Our festival will take place, maybe at a later time, but always with you! Read more about our Corona Policy here.]

Apply now and here!


Stephen Davidson is the Artistic Director of Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, Love and Misinformation: An Improvised Play in the style of Caryl Churchill, and of Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen teaches improv through Improvable and the Nursery Theatre, with the Free London Improv Project, and is also a diversity officer for Hoopla Improv. He has taught and performed all over the world. When coaching and directing improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that players can perform at their best.

We have a number of performance slots for which you can apply now! You and your team have the chance to bring your individual improv style onto our stage. This will make you an important part of this special festival. In this year’s tenth edition, we will initiate exchange between improvisation artists from various improv movements all around the globe, reflecting this year’s festival motto: 



We will have two late night shows, in which two ensembles selected from the applications will perform for 30 minutes each. One evening will take place in German and one in English.


Beatrix Brunschko ist seit 1990 Ensemblemitglied des Theater im Bahnhof in Graz, wo sie bis heute als Regisseurin und Schauspielerin arbeitet und seit 2000 die künstlerische Leitung des Improvisationstheaters inne hat. Seit 2002 unterrichtet sie an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz. Wenn sie nicht gerade in Österreich ist, bereist Beatrix Europa und die Welt, um zu spielen und zu unterrichten.

Lena Breuer ist Schauspielerin, Journalistin, Produzentin, Trainerin, Organisationstalent, Foodie aus Leidenschaft, selbstständig. Sie arbeitet aus Köln heraus für verschiedene deutsche Ensembles, produziert ihre eigene Veranstaltungsreihe “Impro Köln” und ist Mitgründerin des ersten volldigitalen Impro Fest Online. Sie liebt echte, emotionale Szenen, Geschichten mit Haltung und großartigen Blödsinn auf der Bühne.

The Fliegende Funken Festival celebrates improv in its many different styles from around the world. In recent years, artists have came from Ljubljana and Los Angeles, from London and Tel Aviv, from New York and Mainz. All these renowned teachers and exciting performers have shown what improvisation can be: comedy and performance art, patient and organic exploration or quick and hilarious improvised sketches.

This year we invite you to present your own style and the kind of improvisation that you love. Show us what your group is about and how you put it on stage.

We look forward to you and your offers submitted here!

We're still waiting for confirmation from some great teachers and performers stay tuned!! Maybe also you and your team? Apply now!

By the way: In addition to free admission to all festival shows, the Jam and the party, performing artists also get more than 25% discount on the regular workshop fees. We are also happy to assist you in finding affordable accommodation.

Become part of this uniting and connecting edition of the Fliegende Funken Festival!


The Corona crisis still leaves us uncertain whether and, if so, how the FLIEGENDE FUNKEN FESTIVAL will take place in November. We still want to encourage you to APPLY by making our approach transparent:

  • In the summer we will decide whether and under what conditions our festival will take place in November or will be postponed
  • If the festival takes place you have the opportunity to confirm or you can withdraw your participation.
  • Until then, we are working on a concept that can be implemented under the current security measures and is ethically justifiable for us personally. 

Fliegende Funken: Testimonials

This festival brings different people from different approaches to meet, exchange ideas and participate in mutual challenges. It is diverse in a wonderful way and therefor is a celebration of humanity and connection through performance art.

Inbal Lori Tel Aviv/Berlin, PLAYING WITH THE ENEMY

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!

Jason Shotts LA, Performer in ``Dummy``

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!

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Colleen Doyle LA, Performer in Dummy