International Small Scenes Theatre Festival Rijeka

time: 03.05.2010. - 11.05.2010.
place: Rijeka, Croatia
This Festival has become one of the favourite gathering points for European theatre enthusiasts with a special love for an unconventional approach to the stage and performing arts.

At the international level, the name of the Festival stands for provocation and challenge. Independent theatre production has for many years been in full swing and the audiences have recognised it. It therefore comes as no surprise that some of the most stirring theatre productions have been produced by the creative energy of small theatre stages.

In addition to theatres from all the neighbouring countries, theatres from the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and other European countries have also performed in Rijeka. Among the many famous names, we should highlight the performance of the leading lady of the Italian Theatre, Emmy Dante, and the winner of the European award for new theatre realities, Alvis Hermanis. We believe this year’s Festival will surprise us in a pleasant way with its guest performers and various shows.  

Read more detailed programme here

About the Festival:
The International Small Scene Theatre Festival was founded in Rijeka in 1994 as a Croatian festival. Under the guidance of its founder, the actor Nenad Šegvic and its first selector – the theatre critic Dalibor Foretic, its aim was to assemble the best and most progressive performances of chamber theatre, most often produced by independent theatre groups.

Since 1999, when the Festival selector becomes the theatre critic and dramaturge Jasen Boko, The SmallScene Theatre Festival has officially changed into an international event, in spite of the fact that it had up till then also included some international shows in its programme. The Festival, however, has never abandoned its basic goal – that of presenting contemporary theatre, first-class acting and performances which offer close contact between artists and audiences.

As a competitive festival (with awards in thirteen categories), relying on substantial concepts and ideas (the selection of shows is based on one or more previously defined themes or subjects), taking place in a lively atmosphere (excellent attendance of round-table discussions after the shows), the Festival has in no time grown into one of the most prestigious theatre events in the region. Read more detailed here

 (Source: HTZ / ISSTF)

(D.H., 04.05.2010)