The Nová dráma/New Drama Festival will take place in the fall of 2021!
Due to the current
epidemiological situation we decided to move the date of the festival from May
2021 to October 11-16, 2021. The festival will take place in Bratislava and, if
the situation allows, the main program will present the most interesting
productions of contemporary drama in Slovakia from the last two selection
"Since last year of
festival took place in an alternative form (Nová drama/New Drama - alternative,
October 27 - 28, 2020) without a screening of the competition productions, we
decided to combine this part of the festival so that the audience will be able
to see the nominated productions from two selected period. The selection of the
main program will include productions, the premiere of which took place between
1 February 2020 and 30 June 2021,” says Vladislava Fekete, director of the Theatre
Institute in Bratislava.
The situation, which
is currently subject of prevention against the spread of coronavirus, has
raised several questions that directly affect the direction of the festival.
"We try to think ahead and we want to prepare the program so that it is as
variable as possible and we could possibly move it operatively to the online
space," adds Vladislava Fekete.
The program section
Focus, which is focused on the presentation of theatre and drama of a selected
foreign country, will not take place in 2021.