PQ+: Those Who Speak For Themselves – Jana Svobodová
Performed in English.
15. 6. 2023
Tickets available via Archa Theatre and GoOut.cz
Theatre performance Those Who Speak For Themselves transforms Archa Theatre into a huge gallery where authentic life stories of twelve women become the exhibits. The audience is left with the decision whether they will experience all the stories or only certain parts of them and the order in which they will assemble them. An important part of the unique theatrical installation by theatre director Jana Svobodová is the original music of Michal Nejtek.
Those Who Speak For Themselves is a show in which the performers are not actors. They don't play roles. They only represent themselves. Stories intertwine, people meet unexpectedly. Like when you walk down the street, you think of something, someone passes by and you catch his sentence. And it folds into a new story. Then it becomes the only story, yours.
This performance is English spoken!
Concept, Screenplay & Director: Jana Svobodová
Dramaturgy: Ondřej Hrab
Music: Michal Nejtek
Sound design: Ladislav Štěrba, Jan Sedláček
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Asistant director, production: Romana Sekáčová
Costume adjustment: Jiřina Veselá
Personal stories provided, production co-created and performed by:
Ivana Marina Hollá
Martina Marie Živá
The theatre production was created at Archa Theater during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those Who Speak For Themselves is part of a documentary theater project supported by the EEA Grants.
Premieres: 29 and June 2021, Archa Theatre, Prague
Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
Supported by the peoples of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.
PQ+ is an accompanying programme of the festival Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, presenting contemporary Czech scenographic and performance production to an international professional audience.
PQ+ is organised by the PerformCzech / Arts and Theatre Institute in collaboration with PQ and is financially supported by the Czech Recovery Plan, NextGenerationEU.
Národní plán obnovy
Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Institut umění - Divadelní ústav