29th Festival 2019

Fringe programme

Saturday, 09. November 2019 // 5.00 – ca. 6.00 p.m.

From 14 years

Schauspielhaus / Upper foyer

Free entrance


Book presentation


»Quo vadis Europa?«
(»Europe where are you going?«)

Reading and discussion




»Res publica Europa – Networking the performing arts in a future Europe«


Axel Tangerding, artistic director of Meta Theater, Munich, in conversation with Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Leipzig



Where is the independent scene going in Europe? How much load can the independent performing arts, which are based on values such as tolerance and openness, carry? And how can they be strengthened in a climate characterized by scepticism of Europe?

These questions were at the focus of the »International Network for contemporary performing arts« (IETM) meeting that took place in Munich in November 2018. The book published at the conclusion of the event is titled »Res publica Europa – Networking the performing arts in a future Europe«. It will be presented in a talk with Axel Tangerding as well as in a reading of several excerpts.