International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus” 2023

Welcome home!

The 19th International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus is dedicated to the actions of hospitality, collectivity and the potentialities of working together, not apart.

This year we are returning to the familiar, to dive deeper into existing connections and to see what is possible if we make a longer commitment to each other. The festival welcomes back festival favorites from the past, generates new collective practices and shares the latest works generated from Latvian artists and abroad.

Now more than ever, contemporary performance can enhance, ignite and inspire our collective imagination. This year we aim to harness this imagination to form a more equitable landscape, where we inhabit the power to fall in love with all aspects of humanity, embracing pleasures and not shying away from the difficult topics, rather processing them together.
The future is uncertain however, we can take the journey together.

Bek Berger, artistic director of the Homo Novus Festival

The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre “Homo Novus” will take place in Riga from August 30 to September 9.
Tickets for the first shows are on sale now
Full program of the festival available here: