Athens and Epidaurus Festivals, Athens, Epidaurus; www.greekfestival.gr; TBA.
International Festival of Making Theater, Athens; www.theater-school.com; Jun 29-Jul 5
Gyula Castle Theatre Shakespeare Festival, Gyula; www.gyulaivarszinhaz.hu; TBA.
POSzt, Pécs; www.poszt.com; Jun 5-14.
Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik; www.artfest.is; May 22-Jun 5.
AHA! International Festival, Bangalore; www.rangashankara.org; TBA.
Bali Arts Festival, Bali; www.baliartsfestival.com; TBA.
Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork; www.corkmidsummer.com; TBA.
Galway Arts Festival, Galway; www.galwayartsfestival.com; Jul 14-27
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Dublin; www.gaytheatre.ie; May 5-18
Founded in 2004 on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Oscar Wilde, the unofficial gay patron saint of wit and theatre, the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival offers emerging LGBT artists and theatrical works an international platform. The Dressers (pictured), written by and starring David Malcom and Michael Cotton, depicts the story of two backstage costume hands dreaming of their big break under the lights. The two actors play eight characters, donning an avalanche of different costumes in this chaotic musical comedy.
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny; www.kilkennyarts.ie; Aug 8-17
International Festival of Puppet Theatre, Jerusalem; www.traintheater.co.il; Aug 10-14
Israel Festival, Jerusalem; www.israel-festival.org.il; May 29-Jun 14.
E45 Napoli Fringe Festival, Napoli; www.napoliteatrofestival.it; Not this year.
In Movimento, Turin; www.teatroinrivolta.it; TBA.
Mittelfest, Cividale del Friuli; www.mittelfest.org; TBA.
Ombre International Theatre Festival, Poggibonsi; www.festivalombre.it; TBA.
Ravenna Festival, Ravenna; www.ravennafestival.org; Jun 5-Jul 11.
Short Theatre Rome, Rome; www.shorttheatre.org; Sep 5-18.
National Festival of Children Theater, Padua; www.teatroragazzi.com; Sep 27-Dec 30
Kijimuna Festa, Okinowa City; www.kijimuna.org; Jul 15-Aug 3.
Nissay Theatre International Family Festival, Tokyo; www.nissaytheatre.or.jp; TBA.
World Theatre Festival Shizuoka Under Mt. Fuji, Shizuoka City; www.spac.or.jp; TBA.
Samosa Festival, Nairobi; www.samosafestival.com; TBA.
No-Mad-I, Valmiera, Riga; www.nomadi.lv; TBA.
Baalbeck International Festival, Beirut, Baalbeck; www.baalbeck.org.lb; TBA.
Festival de Wiltz, Wiltz; www.festivalwiltz.lu; Jun 27-Jul 26.
Mwezi Wawala International Arts and Theatre Festival, Nanzikambe; www.nanzikambearts.org; TBA.
Mwezi Wawala International Arts and Theatre Festival of Malawi, http://www.arterialnetwork.org/ TBA.
Malta Arts Festival, Valletta, Floriana; www.maltaartsfestival.org; July 14-Aug 3
Festival of Independent Theatre “Otra Latitud,” Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas; www.lapuertaabiertateatro.com; Aug 18-23.
International Cabaret Festival, Mexico City; www.lasreinaschulas.com; TBA.
La Rendija Festival, Mérida, Yucatán; www.rendija.net; TBA.
International Art Camp and Festival, Pemba; www.tambo.nl; Jul 28-Aug 3.
Amesterdam Fringe, Amsterdam; www.amsterdamfringefestival.nl; Sep 4-14.
Cultural Nova Summer Festival Heerlen, Herleen; www.culturanova.nl; Aug 29-Sep 7.
Holland Festival, Amsterdam; www.hollandfestival.nl; Jun 1-29.
Since its inception in 1947, the Holland Festival has always been a hotbed for the unorthodox and avant-garde in the performing arts world. The Residenztheater in Munich’s production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s play The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (pictured) deals with the themes of power, love and control when a famous fashion designer gets trapped in a lesbian love affair. The director Martin Kušej’s sterile white luxury apartment setting acts as a desolate prison.
Nederlands Theater Festival, Amsterdam; www.tf.nl; Sep 4-14.
Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Groningen; www.noorderzon.nl; Aug 21-31.
Oerol Festival, Terschelling-Midsland; www.oerol.nl; Jun 13-22.
New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Auckland; www.comedyfestival.co.nz; Apr 24-May 18.
Matariki Development Festival, Wellington; http://www.circa.co.nz/site/Shows/Matariki-Development-Festival-2014 June 23-July 5
Festival Internacional de Teatro, Managua; www.rufinos.org; TBA.
Bergen International Festival, Bergen; www.fib.no; May 21-Jun 4.
Peer Gynt Festival, Vinstra; www.peergynt.no; Aug 1-9
Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Stamsund; www.stamsund-internasjonale.no; May 27-31.
Biennial of Art for Children, Pozna?; www.csdpoznan.pl; TBA
Brave Festival, Wroclaw; www.bravefestival.pl; TBA.
International Mime Art Festival, Warsaw; www.mime.pl; June 13-22.
International Theatre Festival “Bonds of Culture,” Szczecin; www.kana.art.pl; TBA.
Malta International Theatre Festival, Poznan; www.malta-festival.pl; Jun 9-29.
Almada Festival, Almada; www.ctalmada.pt; TBA.
FITEI: International Theatre Festival of Iberian Expression, Porto; www.fitei.com; TBA.
Man.In.Fest International Experimental Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, Turda, Dej; www.maninfest.uv.ro; May 23-25.
Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Sibiu; www.sibfest.ro; June 6-15.
International Street Theatre Festival, Arkhangelsk; www.teatrpanova.ru; TBA.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh; www.edfringe.com; Aug 1-25.
Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh; www.eif.co.uk; Aug 8-31.
Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh; www.imaginate.org.uk/festival; May 5-12.
Perth Festival of the Arts, Perth; www.perthfestival.co.uk; May 22-Jun 1.
Belgrade International Theatre Festival, Belgrade; www.bitef.rs; TBA.
Festival of Monodrama and Mime, Zemun; www.festmono-pan.org.rs; July.
International Festival of Children’s Theatres, Subotica; www.lutfestsubotica.net; Sep 21-27.
Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival, Nitra; www.nitrafest.sk; Sep 26-Oct 1.
Festival Nová Dráma, Bratislava; www.novadrama.sk; May 12-17.
Zvolen Castle Festival, Zvolen; www.djgt.sk; TBA.
Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival, Ljubljana and Maribor; www.anamonro.org; Jul 2-5.
Ljubljana Festival, Ljubljana; www.ljubljanafestival.si; Jul 1-Sep 1.
International Puppet Theatre Festival, Ljubljana; http://www.lgl.si/en/festivals/festival-lutke Sep 12-16
Cultural Calabash, Taung; www.sa-venues.com; TBA.
National Arts Festival, Grahamstown; www.nationalartsfestival.co.za; Jul 3-13.
ASSITEJ Korea International Summer Festival, Seoul; www.assitejkorea.org; Jul 18-Aug 2.
Busan International Performing Arts Festival, Busan; www.bipaf.org; May 2-11.
Chuncheon International Mime Festival, Chuncheon; www.mimefestival.com; TBA.
Chuncheon International Theatre Festival, Chuncheon; www.citf.or.kr; TBA.
Chuncheon Puppet Festival, Chuncheon; www.cocobau.com; TBA.
Hi Seoul Festival, Seoul; www.hiseoulfest.org; TBA.
Seoul Fringe Festival, Seoul; www.seoulfringefestival.net; TBA.
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