We want to challenge the antiquated reputation of the genre of the monologue. Particularly since one could say that monological speaking is gradually replacing the dialogue in our contemporary media world.
In light of the red alert (ALARMSTUFE ROT) discussed at the festival in 2019 it seems even more pressing to ask the question of how speaking and positioning of an individual can be a starting point for communal campaigns to change the status quo. Instead of its manifestation in serial, unconnected sermons, we are interested in the political dimension of the monologue, its power to shake principles and to, on behalf of the community, throw into the world what has been unspoken or unthought and thus to open up new spaces in thinking for everyone. In this sense, in the midst of catastrophic global crises and economic and social injustice, we want to fire up the engine for fantasies that could be the precursors of future realities with FANTASTIC TIMES: A Becoming.A Could.A Different. Hereby also opening up new perspectives for us on the here and now.