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Pärnu International Monologue Theatre Festival, „MONOMAFIA“

Several theatre festivals have been held in Estonia. A regular theater tradition has not been created  in Pärnu yet, though the Baltoscandal Festival which takes place in Rakvere originated in Pärnu in 1990. A theater festival would be well suited alongside Pärnu’s other summer cultural events.  From these ideas MONOMAFIA was born.

MONOMAFIA differs from other Estonian theater festivals in that it focuses on the actor as the main point of interest without which the play could not take place. On stage is a man or a woman and opposite them is the audience.  Monologue plays allow for an intimate and special connection between actor and audience. Since the actor is on stage without a partner, audience participation becomes especially important in creating synergy. It is impossible for the actor to hide behind anything. The focus of everyone’s attention is upon the actor and every detail through which the actor’s role evolves and the story unfolds.

The program for the three day festival includes 9 monologue plays from Estonia as well as from neighboring countries.  There are a variety of genres which will appeal to different age groups. The actors include not only experienced theater people but young people as well.  You´ll be drawn to tears and made to laugh out loud.  

See you at the festival!

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