Every second year, the international monodrama festival THESPIS (Kiel/ northern Germany) presents a programme of contemporary "one-man-shows", workshops, lectures, symposiums and public discussions. The festival is an international meeting point for monodrama professionals.
THESPIS is dedicated both to professionals from the field of monodrama and to the public interested in this kind of performance.The festival’s participants are about 15 performers (and theirs staffs) per each edition of the festival. At the same time, there are about 1300 to 1800 visitors (depending on various capacities of the locations).
The ARS BALTICA granted "Thespis. The inimitable and international renowned festival of monodramas from all over the world" takes place from 9 to 16 November 2012 in several locations in Kiel (Germany).
This ARS BALTICA festival is the only one of its kind in Germany. In 2010, it takes place between 9 and 14 November at various venues in Kiel/ northern Germany.
"ARS BALTICA is not a bureaucratic construction for political posturing, but a concept that stands for unconventional and committed collaboration in real cooperative projects." (Rainer Haarmann, former ARS BALTICA Coordinator, 1997)