The institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the Justus-Liebig-University is a school dealing with theatre and performance art theoretically and practically. Once a year its students organize the Theatermaschine, a festival, which functions as a display for their artistic work. This year’s Theatermaschine takes place from 1. – 5. June 2017. The five-day-festival includes performances as well as dance and video installations across several places in Gießen – framed by critique talks, concerts, parties and lots of other events.