Since it was founded in 1990, Impulse has become one of the most important national festivals of independent theatres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is widely regarded as the fringe-scene counterpart of the Berlin Theatertreffen - also funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation. Directed by Tom Stromberg and Matthias von Hartz, the festival featured a variety of plays, installations and performances at theatres in Bochum, Düsseldorf, Cologne and Mülheim.
Impulse features productions which represent the unique character and innovative force of the independent theatre scene. It presents only those works which apply new approaches, address current issues and demonstrate creativity in working with theatrical forms. At the conclusion of the festival, the festival jury will choose the most interesting production which will then go on tour to the Berlin Theatertreffen, the Vienna Festival Weeks and Zurich.
Artistic directors: Tom Stromberg and Matthias von Hartz
Schedule and venues:
25.11.2009 - 06.12.2009 15th Theatre festival Impulse, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Prinz-Regent-Theater Bochum, Ringlokschuppen Mülheim, Studiobühne Cologne, and other venues