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Festival Istropolitana Project is absolutely unique among all festivals in the Middle Europe and provides a special opportunity for young theater artists to be involved in an international confrontation of their work, opinion and production. It creates space for future theater professionals to meet with eminent theatre scholars, their audience and their colleagues.

Project takes place every second year and provides continuous mutual confrontation between young artists and broad audience. The festival with its competition part is significant event in the context of Slovak culture and theater education system in the Middle-European region and is the only one of its kind within Slovakia.
The project’s target is to hold a creative meeting of the youngest generation of theater artists from national and international schools and to present various approaches and poetics towards theater staging and interpretation.

Every second year since 1977 Theater Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts has organized an international festival of theater schools called Istropolitana Project. This time it is the 20th year of the festival. During its history there have been over 84 schools presented from all around the world, such as Israel, USA, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, China, India, Russia, Spain, Indonesia, Iran and many others. Over 200 great performances have taken place at the festival. Festival helped to start a career of some famous artists, such s Buz Luhrmann (director of the movie Romeo and Julliet, Moulin Rouge)…


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