International Performing Arts Festival
From June 2 to 6, 2017
From June 2 to 6, 2017, the Schwankhalle and Theater Bremen will again host the Performing Arts Festival OUTNOW!. Founded at the Künstlerhaus Schwankhalle Bremen in 1994, the festival has taken place biannually as a cooperation project of the Schwankhalle and Theater Bremen since 2013. OUTNOW! showcases young artists, groups, and collectives from all over Europe at the start of their professional careers.
Individual artists, directors, groups, and collectives who have not been producing their own works for much longer than three years have being invited to submit their current productions to the OUTNOW! Festival 2017. Contributions from neighboring disciplines such as media art, visual art, and music with performative or theatrical references are just as welcome as performances in public space and site-specific projects. There are no limitations regarding the length of the productions or the number of participants; short works and works with a large cast are also taken into consideration. A jury of repre- sentatives of the organizers will select the works invited to the festival from the submissions.
As a forum for international, up-and-coming theater creatives, OUTNOW! offers the invited artists the opportunity to be present during the entire festival period and exchange their expectations and needs with others. This will lead to a valuable discourse providing impetus for further developing one’s own artistic work and initiating new forms of collaboration. This mutual exchange is supplemented by the outside view of representatives of national and international theater institutions: The contributions to the program will be discussed in larger public panels. Individual conversations with dramaturgs and project directors provide the opportunity to delve into thematic, organizational, and financial issues.