Dear audience,

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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Social-specific Theatre in Practice

A practical handbook by Jana Svobodová – Social-Specific Theatre in Practice / Involving “Real People” Into the Process of Theatre Creation – is available online!

In this practical handbook, I shared with you some of the working principles I use in my theatre practice both as a director and a teacher. I selected seven shows to give you some insight into various aspects of the involvement of untrained performers in theatrical work. I decided to present the process of preparing my most recent show Those Who Speak for Themselves as a case study of the methodological procedures described here. 
Jana Svobodová

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Jana Svobodová – Social-specific Theatre in Practice