VI. Edition
In der Stadt
June 2023
The BRITNEY X FESTIVAL in Cologne is among the most important platforms for performing arts around the topics of diversity, feminism, queerness, and empowerment. In previous editions guests included: Trajal Harell, Stephanie van Batum & Stacyian Jackson (DON'T WORRY BE YONCÉ), Carolin Emcke, and the BURNING ISSUES initiative. Founded in 2017 by assistant directors Pınar Karabulut, Charlotte Sprenger, Matthias Köhler and Andrea Imler at the time, the festival continues on firmly in the conceptual hands of the assistants at Schauspiel Köln.

In 2022, Britney toured the city for the first time from her home venue on Offenbachplatz, making stops at and in Stadtgarten, Ebertplatz and the old Schauspiel Köln workshops in Ehrenfeld. The festival will take over urban space in 2023 as well, sending an important signal with lectures, performances, and concerts about the visibility of gender, race, and class issues.