“… the Festival’s program, repertoire is interesting, thought-provoking, original – to squeeze in one word – good plays had been selected to make and to display the quality level of the Festival as much as possible. The Festival made for a full picture of status and tendencies in the global dramatic art to emerge. “Tbilisi International” is a combiner, a link or a bridge between Theater of Europe and Theater of Asia..”.
TBILISI INTERNATIONAL is founded by Tbilisi Municipality, by initiative of Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava in 2009. Charm of one of the oldest cities in the world - Tbilisi - its atmosphere and diversity , its culture and life, its vitality is something, that could create unforgettable experience and inspiration for all participants.
The Festival runs every year by the end of September, beginning of October and is one of the major events in International life of Georgia. But not only - it is becoming one of the main performing arts events in Caucasia, attracting attention of the most well-known, creative, provocative and innovative theater productions from the world, a meeting point of Europe and Asia, of many countries and places in one of the most beautiful, warm, unique theatrical and cultural TBILISI, the capital of Georgia.
TBS INTERNATIONAL contains of:
• INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
• INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM "NEW"
• GEORGIAN SHOWCASE + NEW MARKET Of Caucasia and Black Sea Countries
• MASTERCLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITIONS
Special events and programs for artists, public and guests will add passion to FESTIVAL.
Cultural cooperation in general and exchanges between artists and other cultural professionals are most important tool for artistic development, for friendship and sure, for peace. We aim TBILISI INTERNATIONAL - with its artistic delights will enliven the development and increase the degree of cooperation and interchange between Georgia, Caucasia and other parts of the world.
To host the theatre festival is the great pleasure and prestige, but as well rare opportunity for all the cities and countries.
One should have the best theatre and audience to become the host country for the festival. This is the main condition, but there are many other important conditions, too.
Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre was established by Tbilisi City Hall in May 2009. Nowadays there are all conditions for international cultural life in Tbilisi. We hope that Tbilisi International Festival of theatre, with the other festivals and cultural events, will be the main crossroad for the development stage.
The aim of the festival is to enrich the cultural life of Tbilisi and Georgia with the best works of modern Art and Culture. As well to promote Georgian Art, to introduce it to the International Festivals and Cultural Institutions; To collaborate with Media for more attention and development. Also to create “Showcase” for Georgian audience and vice versa to make Georgian ,,Showcase” for foreign audience.