STOFF 2020

Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF)

The Fringe Festival concept was developed in Edinburgh during the 1940s as a reaction against the conventional line-up of Edinburgh Theatre Festival. The term ‘Fringe’ refers to being at the edge of the theatre field – and not on the carpet. Today, there are over 100 Fringe festivals around the world. STOFF is your Stockholm edition.

Stockholm Fringe Festival was founded in 2009 and has yearly brought the city both international and local talent. STOFF is multidisciplinary including visual art, music, standup, and workshops beyond the expected amount of theatre and performances. The red thread is all acts being cutting edge, artistically and/or politically daring and representing arts which don’t usually get picked up by institutions or bigger stages.

What is STOFF?

Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF) is a six day multidisciplinary arts festival, acting as a ‘stage’ for local and international artists to present their innovative work ranging from performance to installation art and anything in between. The festival stands for artistic freedom and focuses on out-of-the-box and “alternative” works that may not fit into mainstream performance or exhibition spaces. Stoff is a chance for arts practitioners to test new ideas, network and collaborate with other artists, develop work, and get inspired by many different creative expressions.

Not only is STOFF about encouraging emerging artists who are developing their craft but also welcomes established groups and individuals whose work promotes innovative work practices. Through international guest appearances like Peaches, The Infernal Comedy with John Malkovich, Mykki Blanco, and Forced Entertainment, the festival wishes to bridge the gap between the established and the emerging.

How do I know what to see and do?

Usually, there would be a thick printed program to pick up and at least 10 different venues in Stockholm to visit. The 2020 edition of the festival will, of course, be a bit different. But by combining live shows in Stockholm with Online Live Streams and Pay per View’s, we can still promise you a diverse and exciting STOFF experience!

15-19 SEPTEMBER 2020
Stockholm & Online

Stoff at Orionteatern

Black Ocean, with The National Black Theatre of Sweden

An open jazz space of stories and internal landscapes where an audience is sitting within the worlds of Afrofuturism, fragmented texts and ghosts of the past and present -without apology and justification we dare you to sink into the waves … This performance meets blackness, meets ritual, meets memory, meets future. NBTS has created The Nubian Collective – inspired by the musical and intellectual spiritual discourse from the African diaspora from the 1940s-1970s. Artists from across genres meet through their expression of the arts – poetry, literature, music, movements and rituals, creating connection and history for a community celebrating our heritage through the arts.

WEDNESDAY, September 16th
19:00 – 20:20
Orionteatern + Streamed LIVE

SANITASIA – The Sanitation Gala

With Grebnellaw, Butcherqueen, Progressive Genitalia, Shaya Khalil, Farvash and Smiley

Welcome to the future where we take inspiration from current events on Planet 2020.
The Gala will be hosted by real-life Avatars, Leffe Crumlove and Ruccola Hängbjörk, as we blaze through a sanitation fantasia that juxtaposes fiction with reality. The FIERCE lineup of performances from Smiley, Butcherqueen, Shaya, Progressive Genitalia, Farvash and Grebnellaw will leave you refreshed with meaning and insight!

Only a very limited amount of tickets will be on sale for the physical experience but you can enjoy a streamed version online!

SATURDAY, September 19th
20:00 – 23:00
Orionteatern + Streamed LIVE

Alex the robot dancer with Robin Jonsson

Our relationships to robots are changing fundamentally as they perform more and more roles around us: as sex-toys, or as social beings who accompany our elderly in retirement homes, to artists.

At what point do they become human? And are our feelings towards them real?

TUESDAY, September 15th
16:30 – 18:00
Orionteatern (invite only) + Streamed LIVE

Yolanda Aurora Bohm Ramirez

If men are from Mars and women from Venus, oh these static and binary metals iron and copper; are we not then from Mercury? Made from Quicksilver? Metal unshackled? Metal who is shaped by their will? Metal who is resilience? Of course we are! “… and trans people are from Mercury” is time travel and space trips using words and community as vessel. Through what has been and what will, past the stiff and the reactionary (yuck!), till tomorrows and utopias. “… and trans people are from Mercury” is a bitchy, scifi-political, dreamy spoken word-show by and with spoken word-artist and trans activist Yolanda Aurora Bohm Ramirez.

THURSDAY, September 17th
20:00 – 21:00
Orionteatern + Streamed LIVE



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