The Drama Section of the National Theatre in Prague, the Prague Crossroads festival and the Embassy of Independent Belarusian Culture in the Czech Republic in Brno hereby announce a call for a residency stay in Prague.

The resident authors will be accommodated in the National Theatre lodging house located in the historical centre of Prague for a period of six weeks. The call is not limited by age or the author’s citizenship and is intended for authors writing in the Belarussian or Russian language.

The residency stay is aimed to allow the authors sufficient time for writing their own play, and also to acquaint the Czech cultural public with contemporary Belarussian playwriting. During their stay in Prague, the authors will take part in a public reading of their existing works and in other events organised by the National Theatre Drama or the Embassy of Independent Belarusian Culture, based on mutual agreement.

Eligibility criteria:

The applicant must have at least one published (in a book or magazine) or staged theatre play.

Deadline for submitting applications:

● 15 March 2021

(The results will be announced on 31 March 2021; the applicants will be selected by the dramaturgs of the National Theatre Drama)

Place of the residence stay: Prague

Term of the residency stay: 1 May 2021 – 15 June 2021

Two residency stays are available for this term.

See the details in the attached documents: