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International Summer School of Documentary Theatre

Archa Theatre’s International Summer School is a platform for experimentation and investigation in the field of documentary theatre. Language of the school is English. Applications till 31 May 2023.
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International Summer School of Documentary Theatre 2023

August 25 – September 7, 2023
Archa Theatre, Prague


Due to popular demand, the application deadline is extended until 31 May 2023

We offer:
·      Creative international environment
·      Archa Theatre premises for your work
·      Technical equipment for creation
·      Artistic direction & experience of internationally acclaimed artists
·      Professional mentoring

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 lectures by Ondřej Hrab:
·      Theatre and sociology 
·      Historical roots of social-specific theatre

Structure of the Summer School: 
The first part of the school is devoted to work in ateliers. Each of the atelier has a special focus: Moving image, sound design, Viewpoints & the text and light design. Participants of the summer school will be divided into individual ateliers before arriving at the Archa Theatre.
The second part of the school is dedicated to independent creation.
The graduates of the ateliers will form creative groups in which they will continue to create with the equipment and in the premises of the Archa Theatre. The summer school will end with a unique premiere in which participants will present the short performances they create in this process to a general audience.  During this process, the Archa Theatre will turn into a playground where the artists can freely create.  Participants will have the unique opportunity to approach Archa in a non-traditional way using its advanced theatrical tools.  
The atelier leaders will be available for artistic consultation in this process, providing a supportive net for free experimentation. Besides this main program, all participants will be able to attend the exclusive presentations, the complementary atelier, the roundtable, and the screenings.

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:
Applicants must complete their application until 31 May 2023.
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. In exceptional cases, participants 
can request a discount on the tuition.   

There is a limited capacity for participation. Selection of participants will be announced by 7 June 2023.


Merve Mutafoglu – summerschool@archatheatre.cz