Encounters | Symposium | Festival
"FRATZ International: Encounters - Symposium - Festival for the Very Young" has been presented by Theater o.N. in Berlin since 2013 and has since established itself as an important international children's theater festival in Europe. Every two years, FRATZ invites remarkable guest performances to Berlin. It also hosts a symposium to discuss and explore the latest developments in dance and theater for very young audiences. Colleagues from all over the world meet in Berlin for this international exchange.
The festival is aimed at children from 0-6 years and follows a decentralized approach. It is important to us, that art and culture should be accessible to all people, regardless of age or social or cultural background. Therefore it is a core element of the festival that the guest performances are shown all across Berlin — sometimes at (temporary) venues in districts where, otherwise, theater rarely occurs.
Before, during and after the FRATZ Festival a workshop program for preschool children between the ages of two and four is taking place, the FRATZ Encounters.
The respective experiences and results of a FRATZ year are documented and evaluated in the FRATZ Reflections. The brochure is printed in German and English and made available online free of charge to the public.