Prague Crossroads Festival

National Theatre Prague/Czech Republic

5 October - 17 November 2023

The Drama ensemble of the NT Prague is extremely pleased to welcome you to the next edition of our annual festival Prague crossroads! It will take place during the month of October with a November echo.

SAVE THE DATES, all the shows are taking place at the NEW STAGE of the National Theatre:

5.10.2023 at 8pm: Victor de Oliveira: Limbo
10.10.2023 at 8pm Kukai Dantza & Marcos Morau / La Veronal: Oskara
14. & 15. 10. 2023 at 8pm Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg: ANGELA (a strange loop)
16. & 17.11.2023 at 6pm  Nature Theater of Oklahoma: Burt Turrido. An Opera

The sixth festival year (or eighth, if we include the two “covid” years when performances were scattered throughout the season) will take place primarily in the first half of October, presenting the productions Limbo by Victor de Oliveira; Oscara by the Kukai Dantza & Marcos Morau / La Veronal dance companies, and ANGELA (a strange loop) by Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg. A November festival echo will introduce a country opera Burt Turrido. An Opera by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma. This year marks the first time when the festival also acts as a co-producer, namely for Susanne Kennedy’s new project ANGELA (a strange loop), joining the ranks of leading European institutions and festivals such as the Volksbühne Am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Wiener Festwochen, Festival d'Avignon, Festival d'Automne à Paris, etc.

The Prague Crossroads festival was launched in 2016 to commemorate Václav Havel, former Czech president and playwright. Thus commenced the history of the annual theatre festival that presents the theme of human rights and topical social and political issues through the instrument that pertains to the NT Drama and informed the personal and artistic growth of the first Czechoslovak president after the Velvet Revolution – theatre.

The NT Drama has organised extraordinary theatrical encounters in the framework of the festival, and it continues to tirelessly search for all the possible purposes of its existence in these troubled times – as a place of exceptional experiences, a platform for forgotten stories, or a space for giving voice to marginalised groups.

Meeting is the key leitmotif of the festival – meeting of the audiences with the world’s leading theatre artists and performers, meeting of the NT Drama community and the guests from abroad, and meeting of theatre professionals, critics and other theatre enthusiasts.

Workshops led by artists who present their productions at the festival are an important and integral part of the festival. The workshops are and generally intended for students of theatre schools and the professional public. The festival thus fulfils its aim, i.e. meeting, also as an educational platform.

Read more on the Národní divadlo - National Theatre Prague website

Phoro: Pražské křižovatky | Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg: ANGELA (a strange loop) (c) Julian Röder

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