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REVERSING DOOR - the theatre group consisting of students and graduates of Theatre and Education Department on JAMU, Brno, Czech Republic. Our group works with principals of a collective devising theatre.
// REVERZNÍ DVEŘE - divadelní soubor studentů a absolventů Ateliéru divadla a výchovy JAMU v Brně tvořící postupy kolektivního autorského divadla.
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ABOUT THE GROUP REVERSING DOOR

The theatre group Reversing Door was found in October 2010 by graduate student Kamila Kostricova (Konyvkova), under the patronage of a Theatre and Education Department on Theatre Faculty, Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno, Czech Republic. Since that time the group (people from 20 to 26 years old) creates and performs with Kamila Kostricova (Konyvkova) as a director.

Drama Department on JAMU Brno, was established in 1992 as an art-educational field of study that focuses mainly on the field of creation, training and educating in nonprofessional theatre. This focus is not only about creating a staging with different theatre groups of children, senior highs or adults, but also about different theatre projects (projects that taking place before and after professional performances, theatre in education, participative theatre, Forum theatre, theatre workshops, etc.).

We want “to make performance together” and express ourselves to you, to world around us by means of it. We want to play, to play about an attractive theme, to play by our own manner, to play for real audience, to play also in confrontation with foreign spectators of miscellaneous nationalities, to play but also to be a spectator who’s looking for another theatrical experiences.

We use the principles of a collective devising theatre during a creative process. Each member of the group participates on genesis of all components of the performance: the first is the theme; the last not least is its acting and directing ideas.

The members of the theatre group Reversing Door for the year 2017 are: Lucie Hejlova, Sabina Hlubkova, Filip Janouch, Veronika Kolouskova, Jonas Konyvka, Kamila Konyvkova Kostricova, Michaela Mikulova, Martin Mohr, Monika Okurkova, Petr Theodor Pidrman, Lucie Prouzova, Tomas Psorn, Anna Rockova and Anna Votrubova.
OUR PERFORMANCES

2010/11: VIRTUOUS MAN AND LAST WOMAN
(premiere 19th March 2011, last performance 7th June 2011)

2011/12: TRIPLE BYPASS BURGER
(premiere 23rd March 2012, last performance 18th April 2013)

2012/13: URGES FROM THE ATTIC
(premiere 5th April 2013 in Svitavy, premiere 14th May 2013 in Brno, still in the repertoire)

2013/14: FOR FREELANCE LOVER
(premiere 4th April 2014 in Svitavy, premiere 24th April 2014 in Brno, still in the repertoire)

2014/15: I AM LUCIEN
(premiere 31th May 2015 in Brno, still in the repertoire)

2015/16: ORDV8T
(premiere and last performance 4th June 2016 in Brno)

2016/17: LIFE WAS EMPTY
(premiere 27th May 2017 in Brno, still in the repertoire)
FESTIVAL PARTICIPATIONS

- Svitavský Fanda 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Svitavy, CZ ... young amateur theatre festival (with nomination to national festival "Šrámkův Písek" 2011, 2012 and 2014, with nomination to national festival "Wolkrův Prostějov" 2013)
(www.kultura-svitavy.cz)

- Špíl-Berg 2011 - Brno, CZ ... young, experimental and poetic amateur theatre festival (the guest of the festival)
(www.spil-berg.jamu.cz)

- Sítko 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 - JAMU, Brno, CZ ... festival of Drama Department on JAMU Brno
(sitko.jamu.cz)

- Zvezden Prah 2012, 2013 - Knezha, Bulgaria ... North International Amateur Theatre Festival under the patronage of AITA/IATA
(www.f31m6d.wix.com/borba1896)

- Um bez přestávky 2012 - Brno, CZ ... multi-genre festival of student and nonprofessional works
(sites.google.com/umbezprestavky)

- Lathife 2012, 2013, 2015 - Lanškroun, CZ ... underground amateur theatre festival
(www.lathife.cz)

- Skluz 2012 - Ostrov, CZ ... theatre festival of students from high schools and universities

- Český Tučňák 2012 - La Fabrika, Prague, CZ ... the biggest national competitive festival of young arts (with nomination on a price "Český Tučňák" in category Young Theatre)
(www.facebook.com/ceskytucnak)

- Setkání / Encounter 2013 - JAMU, Brno, CZ ... International Festival of Theatre Schools (offprogram)
(www.encounter.cz)

- Soukání 2013 - Ostrov, CZ ... International Theatre Festival
(www.zusostrov.cz/hophop)

- Wolkrův Prostějov 2013 - Prostějov, CZ ... national festival of poetry
(www.facebook.com/pages/Wolkrův-Prostějov)

- Vreme 2013, 2015 - Vratza, Bulgaria ... International Youth Theatre Festival, the festival with a long tradition, the festival under the patronage of AITA/IATA
(www.facebook.com/pages/International-Youth-Theatre-Festival-Vreme-Vratza-Bulgaria-Official)

- Artsy Fartsy 2013, 2014, 2015 - Hlinsko, CZ ... International Festival of Student Art
(www.artsyfartsy.cz)

- Ludic Theatre Days 2013 - Iasi, Romania ... International Theatre Festival
(www.ludic.ro)

- Momentum - Dny mladého divadla 2014 - Polička, CZ ... youth theatre festival
(www.divadelniklub.cz)

- Focus 2014 - Theatre without borders - Leopoldschlag, Austria ... International Austrian Amateur Theatre Festival
(www.amateurtheater-ooe.at)

- Fitag 2014 - Girona, Spain ... international non-professional theatre festival
(www.fitag.cat)

- Interrampa 2014 - Rokiskis, Lithuania ... XX. anniversary international theatre festival
(www.facebook.com - event)

- Theater.Camp.2015 - Baden - Mödling - Wien, Austria ... international theatre project with final outdoor performance played at square in Mödling, Baden and Wien's MuseumsQuartier
(www.facebook.com - Theater.Camp.2015 - public group)

- RITU 2015 - Besançon, France ... international event organized by Theatre University Franche-Comté (Le Théâtre Universitaire de Franche-Comté – TUFC)
(www.theatre-universitaire-fc.fr)

- TelAviv-Yafo 2015 - Tel Aviv, Israel ... comunity theatre festival with international participation
(www.studioact.co.il)

- Divadelní tříska 2016 - Prague, CZ ... festival of amateur interpretative theatre for adults (with nomination to national festival Piknik Volyně)
(www.bezzaruky.cz)

- Divadelní Piknik 2016 - Volyně, CZ ... festival of amateur interpretative theatre for adults (with nomination to national festival Jiráskův Hronov 2016)
(www.divadelnipiknik.cz)

- Činoherní klub uvádí... 2017 - Prague, CZ ... presenting non-profesional performances on the professional stage Činoherní klub
(www.cinoherniklub.cz)
REVERSING DOOR THANKS TO:




Theatre Faculty, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU in Brno) (difa.jamu.cz)




Company MojePlacky (www.mojeplacky.cz)




Artist's life foundation / Nadace život umělce (www.nadace-zivot-umelce.cz)




Svátek - Štěpánek (www.svatek.me.cz) - through the project Nakopni.mě