Open Call: V4@Theatre Critics Residency 2018 (Nitra, Slovakia)

A 7-day residency under the mentorship of Patrice Pavis (France) at the Divadelná Nitra International Theatre Festival 2018 open to young theatre critics up to 35 years of age.

Participants will be selected from:

  • Belarus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine: 2 participants

  • Moldova, Serbia: 1 participant

V4@THEATRE CRITICS RESIDENCY is a creative platform for young theatre critics who will, under the leadership of world-renowned theatre theorist Patrice Pavis (France), attend the 27th edition of the Divadelná Nitra Festival.

Participants will follow the main programme of the festival and they will work together with Patrice Pavis as their mentor, mediator and facilitator.

The participants will be tasked to prepare and make a presentation about the current situation in the performing arts scene in their country, to publish an article which can take the form of review about the Divadelná Nitra performances or interview with artists presented at the festival.

They will also attend and participate in artist talks with selected artists and each day they will work with Patrice Pavis, discussing and reflecting on the productions they have seen.

Selection criteria:    

Professional theatre critics up to 35 years of age – citizen of one of the countries involved in the project (priority will be given to applicants who already pursue their professional carriers in theatre criticism, not students)

Fluent in English (both spoken and written)

Interested to improve his / her presentation skills, critical reflection skills, and analysis of a theatre production and festival dramaturgy

The selected participants will receive:

The opportunity to follow the 27th edition of the Divadelná Nitra under the mentorship of Patrice Pavis

Tickets to all festival performances of the main programme and access to accompanying events

Accommodation for 7 nights including breakfast

Reimbursement of travel costs to Nitra (the most economical means of transport)

Lunches during their stay at the Festival

Deadline: 31 July 2018

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