International Summer School of Documentary Theatre 25 August – 7 September 2023 Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
International Summer School of Documentary Theatre
25 August – 7 September 2023
Archa Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic
On the basis of many years of experience with documentary theatre projects, Archa Theatre organises an international summer school, which offers artists coming from all around the world a two-week period of free experimentation using the tools of documentary theatre. In the first part of the program, participants take place in the ateliers focusing on moving image, sound design, Viewpoints & the text, and light design. In the second part, they create a small performance at the Archa Theatre, which will be presented to general audience. The program also offers a complementary atelier on text, a roundtable, exclusive presentations, and screenings.
After 7 years of operation, the International Summer School has become a unique platform for teaching theatre techniques in the premises of a fully equipped theatre. During the summer school, the Archa Theatre is only available to its participants, so they have a unique space to use for their artistic growth. The performance that participants create together with colleagues from all around the world will be presented at the premiere on 07.09.2023 at the Archa Theatre.
Link to the brochure: https://divadloarcha.cz/documents/Summer-School-new-date-Dar23-2.pdf
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
Lise Grimelund-Kjelsen: Finding your textual material
Merve Mutafoğlu: Socially engaged theatre in Turkey
Exclusive lectures by Ondřej Hrab:
Theatre and sociology
Historical roots of social-specific theatre
Screenings of unique theatre productions:
Recordings of internationally acclaimed examples of documentary theatre will be shown, followed by a discussion led by Jana Svobodová and Ondřej Hrab.
How to apply?
Please submit a motivation letter and a CV with a photo to the e-mail address stated below until 31 May 2023.
You can also include visual materials showing your work to date.
Tuition fee: 700€
The fee includes daily practical exercises, ateliers, presentations, study materials, lunch, refreshments, and tickets to the accompanying program at the Archa Theatre. Students can request a discount on the tuition.
See the video here: https://youtu.be/fZBsrPjV3rU
More information: https://bit.ly/DocumentaryTheatreSummerSchool