The Fliegende Funken Festival Bremen goes online 

and you can be part of it!

TEACHERS & PERFORMERS:

STEPHEN DAVIDSON
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.

Tickets and information are available at https://www.yesticket.org/events/de/fliegende-funken-festival/

The current “Lockdown Light” in Germany is forcing us to cancel our mini-corona version of this year’s Fliegende Funken Festival as a face to face event. Fortunately, our teachers Lena Breuer, Beatrix Brunschko and Stephen Davidson have agreed to offer online workshops. The World Wide Web makes it possible that even more people can now participate than originally thought.

LENA BREUER
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.

BEATRIX BRUNSCHKO
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.

We will all meet together on Saturday, November 21st at 3 p.m. in Zoom and then split into the various workshops. In the evening, we return for the panel game show We Asked 100 Improvisers… and then hang out and party! Everyone with an even greater appetite for improv has the opportunity to do another workshop on Sunday morning. With your registration you not only get your workshop space but also support the implementation of a festival that has enriched the improv scene for the tenth year already.

Register now at https://www.yesticket.org/events/de/fliegende-funken-festival/

MOVE OVER BABY (Stupid Lovers)
In diesem Stück bringen zwei schlichte Stühle in immer neuen Konstellationen dramatische Situationen hervor, kleine Mosaike der Hoffnung, dass irgendetwas bleiben könnte, während Alles rutscht und prekär wird. Gunter Lösel und Nicole Erichsen begeben sich auf eine turbulente Reise in die geheimen Wünsche von Menschen, die, wenn schon nicht in der großen Welt, dann wenigstens bei ihrem Gegenüber bleibende Spuren hinterlassen wollen.
THEY DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT!
They Don’t Know the Half of it! is a London-based show, pairing a scripted actor with an unscripted improviser with the specific focus of achieving a seamlessly harmonious performance between the two ephemeral collaborators. The troupe consists of professional actors and improvisers, predominantly graduates of the MA Acting programme at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Nursery Originals cast members from The Nursery Theatre, as well a West End Actors.

Due to the corona pandemic and the containment measures, we had to redesign the Fliegende Funken Festival 2020 several times. Workshop leaders had to cancel due to travel restrictions, the former festival location is currently used as a warehouse instead of an event location and and and … With the digital version we are now on the safe side. The festival can take place as planned. If you like, with you!

WONDER WOMEN
Zwei Frauen, ein Auftrag. Was bedeutet es, heutzutage eine Frau zu sein? Inspiriert von den Vorschlägen ihres Publikums entwickeln Wonder Women weibliche Charaktere, die mitten im Leben stehen, die kämpfen, leiden, lebendig sind und es genießen, eine moderne Frau zu sein. Eine Show nicht nur für Frauen!
NORDVIBES
Wild, frei und skurril! Die NordVibes aus Hamburg bringen eine Mischung aus echter Verletzlichkeit und absurder Comedy auf die Bühne. Mal spannend, mal verdreht zeigen sie Eindrücke von, mit, über und unter Frauen – direkt aus dem Leben auf die Bühne. Improtheater mit Zeit für echte Menschen, Momente und Gesang. Diese reine Frauengruppe zeigt Haltung, aber hält sich mit nichts zurück!

Click your way through to https://www.yesticket.org/events/de/fliegende-funken-festival/ if you want to be part of the Fliegende Funken Festival 2020.

Ps .: Planning for the Fliegende Funken Festival 2021 has started already. We hope to meet you all there again in person! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

RANDOM (Théâtre de L'Oignon)
Random is an improv show in the style of Pure Improv. Random is a messy playground for these grown-up children that actors are and an open window on their imaginative power. Random is a freeform Improv Show. From no suggestion, actors and musicians bring you on board into different universes, discovered in front of you, from spontaneously created scenographies.

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.

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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!

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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