In one week's time, the biggest stage design event of the year, the Prague Quadrennial, will be underway. In addition to the main exhibition, which will present professionals in the field of theatre scenography from all over the world, PQ also has a student exhibition, where student collectives from all continents are represented. The Czech exhibition has been prepared by a group of students from the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is entitled Envelope Theatre.

What is Envelope Theatre? The concept is based on the creation of productions that fit into a standard C5 envelope. The exhibition takes the form of a post office counter where you can buy an envelope theatre and send it as a letter. The exhibited productions were created by students of Czech art schools. The project looks at scenography as a possibility of cooperation between the artist and the spectator. The authors of the exhibited pieces are, among others, students of DAMU, namely Lucie Pangrácová, Anna Havelková and Hana Kessnerová from KČD and Anna Nevrlá & Marie Wolfová, Levin Eichert & Eszter Koncz and Viktor Prokop from KALD & Tereza Motýlová from FAMU.

The artistic team consisting of Johana Bártová, Jakub Šulík, Tereza Havlová, Adam Pánik and Anna Prstková from the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre has prepared an exhibition that will be open from 8 to 18 June 2023 in the exterior of the Holešovice Market Hall, between halls 24 and 25.

The mail counter, which the students have built together, will be open every day. On the spot, you can buy a selected envelope theatre or make one yourself and send it anywhere. By emphasizing the symbolism of the touches of the hands that send the letter and the hands to which it travels, the DAMU students are responding to the curatorial call for a sensitive handling of digital techonologies.

We look forward to your visit, on behalf of the Envelope Theatre team Alexandra Niedomanská, +420 739 128 521

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30. May 2023