International Summer School: Theatre in Social Context 6.-17.9. in Prague


Archa Theatre Summer School:

Theatrical creation has focused on topical social and political issues recently. Archa Theatre promotes artistic practices that have the courage to examine topical issues expressed in a specific theatrical language. The International Summer School is a platform for experimentation and investigation in the field of contemporary theatre.

Working language of the school is English.

Issues we focus on:

·      How is reality transformed into an artistic image?
·      Which artistic disciplines serve this purpose?
·      How can artistic activities influence social reality?

Who are welcome to apply:

·      Everyone who is older than 18, is professionally involved in theatre or who wishes to be in the future
·      Everyone who is interested in the methods of the collective creation / devised theatre
·      Everyone who sees theatre as an expression of individuality on stage
·      Everyone who is interested in the principles of documentary and social-specific theatre
·      Everyone who sees theatre as a combination of artistic and technical disciplines

Course structure:

Students will first participate in the joint lectures of the regular workshops. Afterwards, each student will choose a main workshop to attend. After this initial period, each day of the summer school will be consisted of two parts: continued joint lectures of the regular workshops, and work in selected workshops. In the last three days of the summer school, students are expected to prepare a short performance at Archa Theatre by using the theatrical skills they acquired from the workshops they attended.

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.

Applications should be submitted to:

Application deadline: 30 April 2017


500 Euro – includes daily practical exercises, lectures, study materials, refreshments, and tickets to the accompanying program.
In exceptional cases, applicants can request a discount on the tuition.

Note: Selection of participants will be announced by May 19, 2017.

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