OPEN CALL TranziT #4 European festival of contemporary theatre practices

TranziT #4
European festival of contemporary theatre practices

The art organisation Creative Laboratory of Contemporary Theater KRILA, based in Rijeka, is launching a public call for the 4th edition of the European festival of contemporary theater practices TranziT which will be held in Rijeka in period from July to November 2023.

The festival promotes European and Croatian independent performing artists and their organisations, while the program brings works that are in synchronicity with the contemporary audiences and the social and technological context. The programme of the festival is happening during several months with a focus on presenting the works with strong authorship and artistic expression, as well as of high quality and relevant content. The festival brings smaller and experimental formats of events that can be held in theater and non-theatrical spaces and that resonate with, engage and/or include the audiences in the creative process. The goal is to develop the festival as a place of exchange, change, transformation and crossing of usual forms, borders and personal and collective obstacles.

Artists/organisations may apply for two categories:

1) Presentation of an artistic work which includes a performance and a talk with the audience after the performance, as well as a shorter workshop for the audience the day before the performance (1-2 days).

2) A research lab with 1-2 guest artists interested in presenting their way of working to the group of local artists/audiences, exploring with them a topic of their choice and possibly opening the door to a possible collaboration and work in Rijeka in the future (2-3 days).

The festival will cover the following costs for the participants:

– artistic fees
– travel expenses (accommodation and transportation).
Preference will be given to applications that can cover part of the costs (e.g. travel expenses).

Deadline for application is May 9, 2023. Please send application to

The application must include:

– Short description and video link of the performance (for category 1)
– Brief description of research lab/workshop proposal (for category 2)
– Short biography of the artist(s)/company and number of participants
Technical requirements (stage and lighting plan).

The selection will be made by the founder and artistic director of the festival, independent artist for contemporary theater practices from Rijeka, Ivana Peranić. The results of the selection will be sent to all applicants by email no later than May 29, 2023.

The TranziT#4 festival program was financially supported by: City of Rijeka, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, Kultura nova Foundation.

The idea of the festival is the result of a collective process and thinking about how to create and collaborate together. It was born as part of KRILA’s collaboration with the collectives ACTS (Oslo), MOVEO (Barcelona), Platform 88 (Montpellier), Poulpe Electrique (Arcueil), ToTum TeaTre (Barcelona) and Workinglifebalance Ltd (Graz) as part of the incubation project MAKE A MOVE, co-funded by the European Union’s Creative Europe program (2018-2020). The pilot edition of the TranziT festival took place in 2020 as part of the official Rijeka 2020 program. So far, TranziT has presented the works of the following artists and organizations: Christina Lederhaas and Johannes Schrettle – Workinglifebalance, Graz, Austria; James Riordan – Brú Theater, Galway, Ireland; Julianna Bloodgood (USA/Poland); Oscar Valsecchi and Sanna Toivaninen – ToTum TeaTre, Barcelona, Spain; Rodrigo Pardo – Oximoron, Marseille, France; Marin Lemić – ON /A, Zagreb; Mihanović, Müller, Šimičić, Šovagović group of authors – Multimedia koliba, Zagreb; Saša Božić – De Facto, Zagreb, Sanja and Till Frühwald – VRUM, Varaždin; Žak Valenta and Ivana Peranić – KRILA, Rijeka; Eva Hofer – Theater im Bahnhof, Graz, Austria. These are projects that vary greatly in terms of content and form. What they all have in common, however, is that the body, movement and physical action are one of the predominant means of expression: from physical and dance theater performances on stage, in the gallery, in specific locations and in public spaces, to multimedia performances and participatory works that aim to create a dynamic space of creativity and dialog between professionals and nonprofessionals in the form of focus groups, organized audiences and/or random passers-by.