One special project planned for the 30. International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra is the publication of Transcending Divadelná Nitra 1992 – 2021. Through a series of essays, analyses, academic studies, an interview and a host of photographs, the book will survey the festival’s thirty years of existence from diverse points of view.
Divadelná Nitra as a phenomenon transcends the boundaries of art form, education, socio-political discussion and community work. These and other ‘transcendencies’ will be the topic of future contributions by notable Slovak and Czech figures active in arts and culture theory and practice. Editors Romana Štorková Maliti and Martina Vannayová, as well as festival director Darina Kárová hosted an intriguing live discussion with a part of the contributors’ team on Tuesday, 15 June 2021. We will introduce all of the authors and their themes in one of our upcoming newsletters. The book is scheduled for publication in early 2022, and you can already look forward to a theory-focused event and discussion with the contributors during the festival in 2021, co-organised by The Theatre Institute.
Publication is an essential sphere among the activities of Association Divadelná Nitra. In addition to the annual festival catalogue, it offers a forum to expert reflection on the festival through jubilee publications (e.g. … living desire for beauty. International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra 1992 – 2016, 2016) and issues accompanying volumes to specific projects (e.g. theoretical publication and reader for Parallel Lives – 20. Century Through the Eyes of the Secret Police, 2013).