Bremen is burning for improv! The number of improv teams rises, innovative shows and formats are being developed, Bremen teams are invited to renowned festivals and more and more people are making use of the broad range of classes and workshops Bremen offers.

The annual “Fliegende Funken – international festival for improvised theater” plays a large role in this. This year’s festival takes place from 4th to 8th September under the title-giving motto “FIRE.” The festival venue is the Lagerhaus – located directly in the so-called “Viertel”, the cultural and artistic heart of Bremen.

The preparations are in full swing, so that soon we can present the first worshops and instructors on this website. To be sure not to miss anything, like us on facebook.

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``

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.

Paul Ziehmer Mainz, DIE AFFIRMATIVE

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

Wunderbar, bereichernd, augenöffnend und voller Suchtpotenzial!

Ina Schenker Festival ensemble member, AMS!-Theater, BIK CITY Impro


Internationales Festival für improvisiertes Theater

What a beast of a festival that was! Our thanks go out to our great workshop leaders John Agapiou, Maja Dekleva, Colleen Doyle, Nele Kießling, Gunter Lösel, Jason Shotts and Paul Ziehmer. In their shows and along with them on-stage – the wonderful festival ensemble: Tinka Klindtwort, Lukas Röber, Ingelid Ebeling, David Lehmann, Kira Hess, Ina Schenker, Ubeyde Cimen, Rachel Mischke, Michel Büch and Tobias Sailer.

As a festival kick-off, we performed an “Armando” based on spontaneous anecdotes by the three monologists Anja Stahmann, Tightill and Daniel Schnier! Further gratitude goes out to the Schwankhalle team and the Spotlight auf die freien darstellenden Künste in Bremen. Most importantly, however, we wish to thank the awesome audience, with whom we experienced the entertaining, artistic and connective qualities of improvisational theater night after night.

Fliegende Funken 2018 was designed, organized and realized by Tobias Sailer, Ubeyde Cimen, Rachel Mischke and Michel Büch.

FLIEGENDE FUNKEN 2018: CONNECT! Was supported by Senator für Kultur and Waldemar Koch-Stiftung.

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