UBKKDBK050 Theatre Production Seminar Drama education

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Tomáš Suchánek (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Tomáš Suchánek
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the seminar is to acquaint students with managerial and production work in the practice of cultural institutions. Students will be prepared to work as a producer of an artistic organization (festival) as a person responsible for the conceptual preparation of content and program composition with an emphasis on public relations, media and fundraising. The course will include a visit to selected theater institutions and a meeting with their senior staff (managers, production managers, secretaries, etc.).
  • 1. Introduction to the issues of the seminar. The current situation of the theater. Theater network in the Czech Republic.
  • 2. Basics of theatrical activity. Vision and goals of the theater. The staging team and its activities before rehearsals begin. Rehearsal period, premiere and evaluation of the production.
  • 3. Typology of theater. Statutory theater, private theater, theater as a non-profit organization. Single-ensemble and multi-ensemble theater.
  • 4. Multi-ensemble theater in practice. Visit to the theater (Národní divadlo moravskoslezské or Silesian Theater Opava). Debate with theater executives.
  • 5. Preparation of a theatrical production, composition of the firman. When is subscription important? Why commissioned performances? And what are tours for? Participation in prestigious theater festivals.
  • 6. Budget, grant management, grants and fundraising. How and where to apply for money and be successful. Twenty rules of successful fundraising.
  • 7. Theater as a non-profit organization. A meeting with the managers of the Petr Bezruč Theatre, the multi-genre center Cooltour, Stará aréna.
  • 8. One troupe theater in practice. A visit to the Arena Chamber Stage. Debate with theater management.
  • 9. Standing room only. How to have a theater full of satisfied viewers? Knowledge of the environment and competition. The viewer as a customer. Typology of customers. Getting the viewer. Influences on audience decision-making. Factors influencing audience behavior.
  • 10. Private theater "on the area"? Visit to the Mír Theater and meeting with the theater management. 11. Theater festival. Assembling the production team. Marketing strategy. Public relations.
  • 12. Meeting with the managers and producers of the OST-RA-VAR and Spectaculo Interesse festivals.
  • 13. Meeting with the managers and producers of the Dream Factory Ostrava and Shakespeare Festival festivals.
    required literature
  • NEKOLNÝ, B. Divadelní systémy v zemích EU. Svět a divadlo, 2002, č. 3, s. 145.
  • GREGORINI, J. Realizace dramaturgického plánu v divadle. Praha: SNP, 1990.
  • SMOLÍKOVÁ, M. Management umění. Praha: ProCulture, 2008.
  • DVOŘÁK, J. Kreativní management pro divadlo aneb O divadle jinak. Praha: Pražská scéna, 2004.
  • DRUCKER, P. Řízení neziskových organizací. Praxe a principy. Praha: Management Press, 1994.
  • HINGSTON, P. Efektivní marketing. Praha: Euromedia Group, 2002.
    recommended literature
  • JOHNOVÁ, R. Marketing kulturního dědictví a umění. Praha: Grada, 2008.
  • DVOŘÁK, J. Management divadla – antologie textů. Praha: Pražská scéna, 2004.
  • HRONEC, I. Poznámky o riadeni divadel. Svět a divadlo, 1994, č. 3 a 4.
  • DVOŘÁK, J. Malý slovník managementu divadla. Praha: Pražská scéna, 2005.
  • HERMAN, J. O historii zřizování divadel v Čechách. Svět a divadlo, 1996, č. 5, s. 158.
  • HON, J. Marketing pro divadlo? Ano! Divadelní noviny, 1994, č. 21, s. 7.
Assessment methods
Participation in the seminar. Active approach in discussions. Elaboration of tasks assigned by the teacher. Seminar work.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 8s/sem.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2024, recent)
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