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As of January 2024, the Archa Theatre has been transformed into ARCHA+, a multifunctional cultural space open to collaboration with many partners and its own work for the upcoming generation.

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Ondřej Hrab and Jana Svobodová continue their creative activity in the newly founded organization Archa - Centre of Documentary Theatre, z.ú.

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Sólo pro Lu

Solo for Lu is based on the personal story of a Chinese actress and singer who lives in Prague. In her memories she returns to her childhood in communist China. This intimate story full of tragic events as well as journeys in search of success is told by the protagonist herself. The performance is based on the contrast of the personal testimony of a young Chinese woman with the global questions of today’s world and the West’s ambivalent relationship with China. Michal Nejtek’s music was created on the basis of a live sound plan, which the performer herself creates right in front of the audience. The production features refined projection work, minimalist stage sets and an extraordinary performance by Jing Lu. It was successfully staged at the APAP in New York.

Audience responses

“I saw the premiere yesterday and I really liked it. It was worked out to the last detail. Just keeping the audience’s attention for more than 80 minutes on the stage is an accomplishment in itself! Go Jing go!”
Monie Kim

“With one body and one voice she manages to bring a whole world on stage.”
Jitka Polanská

“A powerful performance… it is profound, with moments that are heartrending and moments of gentle humour.”
Helena Klímová


Director: Jana Svobodová
Written by: Jana Svobodová and Jing Lu
Dramaturgy: Nina Rutová
Lyrics: Ondřej Hrab
Music: Michal Nejtek
Light design: Pavel Kotlík
Sound design: Jan Burian
Artistic collaboration: Philipp Schenker
Performed by: Jing Lu
Production: Jindřich Krippner

Premiere: February 28–29, 2012

International festivals:
Festival Kammermachen, Chemnitz, Germany – September 2012
International Theatre Festival, Pilsen, CZ – September 2012
Festival Impact, Veles, Macedonia – October 2012
Festival Temps D’Images, Cluj, Romania – November 2012
National Theatre Radu Stanca – Sibiu, Romania – November 2012
AKCENT Festival, Prague – November 2012
APAP, New York – 12 January 2013  
Living Dance Studio, Beijing – 23 and 24 May 2013 
Divadlo jednoho herce, Cheb – 4 October 2013 
ICAFestival Rotterdam /the Netherlands/ – March 2014
Bürgerbühne Festival, Dresden /Germany/ – May 2014

With the support of the CULTURE programme of the European Union.

Theatron EU Culture

Sólo pro Lu – Jana Svobodová, Jing Lu / Divadlo Archa Sólo pro Lu – Jana Svobodová, Jing Lu / Divadlo Archa Sólo pro Lu – Jana Svobodová, Jing Lu / Divadlo Archa