Freigeist – The Freedom of Laughter

Playwriting festival

Date: 30/04/2020 / Salzburg State Theatre


The FREISPIEL playwriting festival enters its next season. After a brilliant start in March 2019, the Salzburg State Theatre again dedicates itself to a festival of new theatrical texts, with the FREIGEIST and FREIRAUM programmes.

In the FREIGEIST programme, an amusing major feat of drama and comedy, Michael Niavarani takes the audience on a journey through the history of comedy, from ancient Greece and Molière to Monty Python and Vienna’s cabaret scene. Together with his guests, Niavarani, who also hosted the “Freedom of Laughter” contest in 2019, will examine four new comedies presented by the drama ensemble. We recommend booking your tickets well in advance! 

For FREISPIEL, the Salzburger Landestheater works closely with the theatre publisher Schultz & Schirm, whose managing director Helen Zellweger considers the promotion of authors to be an important component of her publishing work.


Moderator Michael Niavarani