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7th International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
09.-14.11.2010 Kiel GERMANY

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Sir Ralph Richardson

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are happy to invite you to THESPIS - still the only international festival of solo performances in Germany - already for the seventh time. We hope that we made the right choices and that the shows that we have in our program are not only representative for the genre but also enjoyable to watch.

Our wonderful world of monodrama is peopled by amazing storytellers, fascinating body artists, emotive actor-poets, musical word-and-rhythm artists and excessive image-creators. Be prepared to listen to enthralling tales, experience clever humour, profound tragedy and variations on the theme of performance that are beyond language and national borders. It is made possible by the never-ending creative spectrum of the form of monodrama - regardless of the country of origin: be it Chile, Switzerland, Israel, USA, Armenia, Scotland, Cuba, Russia, Poland, France, Finland, Lituvia or Germany. These will be truly six days of theatrical adventure!

Should there still be any disbelievers among you, attached to the idea that the possibilities of stage performance grow with the number of persons present on stage, all we are asking is: please allow us to prove that the reverse is true. The fewer, the better: one is perfectly enough! We can promise that you will have no chance to even think about coughing when watching the shows that we had invited to the Kiel Fjord.

We are looking forward to your attendance and support - both are absolutely essential for us and our international guests. Last but not least we would like to extend our thanks to all whose active and generous help contributed to making our dream of connecting people and cultures in the Theatre of the World in Kiel true also this year.

Helga Trabandt
Chair, Mæcenas e.V.

Jolanta Sutowicz
Festival Director

Jens Raschke
Festival Dramaturg


Veranstalter: MÆCENAS e.V.

In cooperation with
the Theater Kiel,
the ITI/UNESCO and
the Ars Baltica