New theatre projects in public space

Since 2017, BUTIÖR has been organising “ShortCuts – New Theatre Projects in Public Spaces” as part of the International Culture Fair in Freiburg (IKF).

ShortCuts is a networking and presentation platform in which actors of the genre – be they artists or organisers – present new projects and productions in short five minute presentations. It focuses on promoting theatre in public spaces in Germany, demonstrating the multifaceted nature of the art form and offering established and up-and-coming artists an opportunity to present themselves.

Over the years, the format has established itself. It is used both to gain an overview of the current scene and to make contacts.

Due to the pandemic, a second ONLINE ShortCuts format took place for the first time in May 2020. Eighty participants, including thirty international organisers, gathered to exchange ideas with artists for corona-compliant performance formats. In January 2021, the online format was implemented once again as part of the International Culture Fair in Freiburg.