International Summer School of Theatre in Social Context

Archa Theatre promotes artistic practices that have the courage to examine topical issues expressed in a specific theatrical language. The International Summer School is a platform for experimentation and investigation in the field of contemporary theatre. The program promises students to get acquainted with theatre in social context with the help of Archa Theatre’s artistic vision and theatrical tools. Working language of the school is English.
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International Summer School of Theatre in Social Context 2023

August 25 – September 7, 2023
Archa Theatre, Prague

There has been an increased focus on social and political issues in theatrical creation. Archa Theatre promotes artistic practices that have the courage to examine topical issues expressed in a specific theatrical language. The International Summer School is a platform for experimentation and investigation in the field of contemporary theatre. The program promises students to get acquainted with theatre in social context with the help of Archa Theatre’s artistic vision and theatrical tools.
Working language of the school is English.

During two summer weeks, participants will gain theoretical and practical experience in creating a theatrical performance. The first half of the course is devoted to theoretical studios led by experienced creators in the fields of movement and text on stage, lighting design, music and sound design, and the use of moving image and video for the stage. In the second part of the course, participants work together on the creation of a scenic form using the acquired experience in the field of sound, video, lights, stage action and work with text. The summer school closes with a public presentation in the Archa Theatre and a debate with studio leaders, students and the audience.

Contact

Merve Mutafoglu – summerschool@archatheatre.cz

 

→ download the Archa Theatre Summer School 2022 Brochure

 

Aim of the school

The Archa Theatre's summer school promotes individual and collective discoveries in theatrical creation, and helps participants find their own voice in their creative processes. The summer school is a platform for reflection on and communication of experience, knowledge and ideas in the field of documentary and social-specific theatre. We strive to achieve new ways of thinking by creating open formats of interaction between participants.

 

 

Supported by the peoples of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.

EEA Grants

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Read the feedback from our participants:

“Memories for a lifetime, colleagues for every imaginable project and all under the facilitation of Archa Theatre who provided a school of challenges, nurturing and freedom. It was a phenomenal experience!!!”
Noel Andrew Harron, Theatre-maker,
Northern Ireland

“What I really liked about the summer school is the diversity of the materials we studied. I also really enjoyed being in contact with other artists during the talks. The amount we learned on very specific fields was very big and efficient.”
Elisabeth Woronoff, Director and actress, Belgium

“I am so happy for having had this experience, for working with a team of amazing people.”
Cristina Negucioiu, Actress, Romania/Germany

“In the summer school, I improved my argumentative, listening and teamwork skills while attending workshops and making the performance. I learned more about myself as an individual and as an artist. Also learning the technical stuff from the beginning helps me now to see the bigger picture of the whole creative process and to find more ways to express myself in the environment I am in.”
Linda Šterna, student in Latvian Academy of Culture

“Coming here taught me an entirely different approach to devised theatre. It’s a calm environment, with no
pressure, and allows freedom of creativity.”
Millie Done, Theatre-maker, UK

“A brilliant opportunity for any artist! Challenging and inspiring – lots of ideas to further develop current projects and ideas for new ones, I’ve gone back and gone straight into projects with excitement and determination. Met incredible artists working in Archa and participants of the summer school. Loved it, thanks so much for an inspirational two weeks.”
Fionnuala Kennedy, Theatre-maker, Northern Ireland