The selection conditions for the 2018 festival can be found in the "Status of the Skupa's Pilsen" section. Filling in the registration form and sending a video of the production are neccessary conditions of the submitting process.
SKUPA'S PILSEN is the oldest professional theater festival in the Czech Republic (or, respectively, in Czechoslovakia). It was first held in 1967 as a festive event to celebrate the double anniversary of Josef Skupa. Since 1970, it has become a competitive balance show of Czech professional puppeteers, which was held annually until 1978, then turned into a biennial. After 1990, besides statutory theaters, private groups and individuals also participate. The main program is always accompanied by a representative sample of foreign production (4-5 performances). Traditionally, there is room for a growing puppet generation from high theater schools, which makes it possible to succeed at the prestigious festival. The competition is judged by a domestic or international expert jury awarding individual prizes. The ALFA Theater has been getting almost regular in the last 20 years. A significant shift took place in 2010, when the 28th SP was conceived not only as a competition show of selected productions of Czech theaters, but also as a presentation of Czech puppet theater for foreign guests in order to support the export of Czech puppetry to the world. (Recall in this connection that the ALFA Theater is one of the most successful Czech puppeteers in the world, for example its production of "Three Musketeers" was presented in 20 countries - many of them repeatedly - and won 27 domestic and foreign awards. also attempted to map the state of the puppet theater of the V4 countries and the EU 20 years later. Due to the development of our theater type and the nature of some of the productions offered, the performance of the show was officially supplemented by the word "alternative" for the first time. The SP will also be the next years of the Czech (in 2015, with a crossover to international) professional puppet and alternative theater, where the most successful productions that have been created in the last 2-3 years should be presented as always. Of course, the subsequent reflection in the professional and daily press is of course also valuable for the development of the field.
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