Contest for Students of Drama and Performance Arts!

The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation together with the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) announce a contest for students of drama and performance studies for the best mini-drama inspired by the quote from scene twelve in Vaclav Havel's play The Memorandum.

DAMU is a modern, university-level school of the performing arts. It offers artistic personalities who have a broad cultural perspective and intense desire for profound learning the opportunity to integrate theatrical knowledge and skill with artistic experiment.

The winner will participate in a two-week residency in Prague with classes at different DAMU departments; visits to Prague theatres; a round-trip air ticket to Prague and accommodation. The schedule at DAMU will be prepared individually according to the winner’s study focus and interests.

The contest is open to undergraduate students of Drama, Dramatic Writing and Slavic studies who submit an original mini-drama, a one-act play, that has not been published and will not be published before the announcement of the contest results. The contest is anonymous. Undergraduate students of other fields are welcome to apply as well. Plays should be sent in pdf format without the author’s name on the script to The subject line should be “The Memorandum”. Authors should submit a separate sheet with all contact information.

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 15. The winner will be announced in June 2020. For more detailed information, including the quote the mini-drama should be inspired by, visit the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.