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International Summer School of Documentary Theatre

25 August - 7 September 2023
Archa Theatre, Prague

Application Deadline: 15 May 2023

Archa Theatre's International Summer School is a platform for experimentation and investigation in the field of documentary theatre. The summer school offers artists coming from all around the world a two-week period of free experiementation using the tools of documentary theatre. Language of the school is English.

We offer

• Creative international environment
• Archa Theatre premises for your work & technical equipment for creation
• Artistic direction & experience of internationally acclaimed artists
• Professional mentoring

The principles of the education

• Instruction based on shared experience
• Respect for each participant as an independent creative personality

Main ateliers

Jana Svobodová: Textual sources and the Viewpoints technique in documentary theatre
Pavel Kotlík: Light as a space for action
Ladislav Štěrba & Jan Sedláček: Sound design for stage
Martin Krupa: Moving image for stage

Complementary atelier

Lise Grimelund-Kjelsen: Finding your textual material 


Merve Mutafoğlu: Socially engaged theatre in Turkey

Exclusive presentations

Ondřej Hrab: Theatre and sociology & Historical roots of social-specific theatre 


Recordings of internationally acclaimed examples of documentary theatre will be shown, followed by a discussion led by Jana Svobodova and Ondrej Hrab.

How to apply?

Please submit a motivation letter and a CV with a photo to the e-mail address stated below. You can also include visual materials showing your work to date.
► summerschool@archatheatre.cz

Applications must be completed until 15 May 2023.
Tuition fee: 700€
In exceptional cases, participants can request discount on the tuition.

More information

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Archa Theatre
Na Poříčí 26, 110 00 Prague 1
T: (+420) 221 716 111
E:: archa@divadloarcha.cz
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Archa Theatre is supported by a CZK 19,000,000 grant from the Capital City of Prague for the year 2023.
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