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Project info

The cycle of stage readings 8 @ 8, the aim of which was to promote contemporary Czech and foreign drama, has been running every year since 2005. The individual evenings of the cycle were conceived by the creators as a presentation of the play and its possibilities for future productions. So it was not only a classic stage reading, but a very specific form on the border between reading and staged theater, which is so flexible that it allows the presentation of brand new plays during the months after their world premiere. The main producer was the LETÍ Theater in cooperation with Theatre Agency DILIA. During the fifteen years of the project’s existence, a total of 105 plays have been introduced, some of which were created specifically for the occasion. The 8 @ 8 project was a platform for spectators “with a passion for a new play”, as well as for dramaturges and other theatre makers. Half of the texts presented as part of the project went on to receive regular productions, either at the LETÍ Theater or in other Czech theaters, or on radio (eg the National Theater in Prague, the Vinohrady Theater, the Moravian-Silesian National Theater in Ostrava, the Dejvice Theater, the Klicperovo Theater in Hradec Králové , Josef Kajetán Tyl`s Theater in Pilsen, Na Zábradlí Theater, Ungelt Theater, etc.).