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Political Theatre in Prague

A summer study abroad program 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance, Lenka Pichlíková took ten students to Prague for three weeks in July to explore politics, sociology, culture, history, and art all through the lens of theatrical performance.

Political Theatre in Prague, a six-credit multidisciplinary course open to all majors, focuses on East Central European countries in the Communist bloc from the 1940s to 1989, especially in the political writings and plays of Václav Havel.

The group performed two one-act plays and one act of a full-length play by Havel, using in part techniques they learned from her in the Michael Chekhov method.

The students were Nolan Cleary (Journalism), Fernando Coronado (English and Global Literatures), Milly Garcia Arias (Theatre and Performance), Alexa Gialleonardo (Communication, Psychology minor), Arthur Goady (Playwriting and Screenwriting), Roxanne Guyton-Von Eck (Theatre and Performance), Benjamin Lind (History), Em Stern (Acting), Katarina Tobits (Theatre and Performance, Arts Management minor), and Wren Woodward-Aviles (Theatre and Performance).

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Old Town Square / Summer 2023 study abroad program in Prague with Lenka Pichliková, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance