American tour 2024

We're going to America!

A part of our ensemble, together with the director, our dramaturge and other members of the theatre will go to the USA to represent the Radost Theatre, the tradition of Czech puppetry and its current course and to promote Czech cultural heritage. One of the themes of this trip is the migration of Czechs and Slovaks to the New World at the beginning of the last century and the goal is, among other things, to build and maintain Czechoslovak relations and community in the USA.

In addition to two of our productions – The Wolf and the Seven Young Goats and Buffalo Bill - we will be bringing an extensive collection of puppets from our depository. We will display the puppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, America's largest institution dedicated specifically to puppetry! The exhibition will remain in Atlanta after our departure and will be open to the public, professionals and families with children for the next month.

So we’re finishing in Atlanta. But where do we start? And where will we be? We're flying into Chicago, where we'll meet both the public and American puppetry experts and present some of our workshops. We will also include a screening of a short film about marionettes made here at Radost and using footage kindly provided by the Moravian Museum (thank you!) and a lecture with discussion by set designer and theatre director Mgr. Pavel Hubička, Ph.D. From there, we will head to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, home of the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library. There we will perform a total of three performances and workshops for the (not only) Czechoslovak community living there.

Then we will take a short break and visit the Czech capital of the USA, Wilber, Nebraska, to enjoy the Czech festival there!

We will also visit four selected art centres and Czechoslovak associations. Our next stop will be Kansas City, Missouri, where we will again perform several performances of our two productions, including workshops, as well as in Yukon (Oklahoma) and La Grange (Texas), which will be the last place where we will perform.

But it doesn't end there! As we've already hinted, we'll finish the whole tour with the opening of the puppet show in Atlanta, including meetings with our American colleagues, discussions and more workshops!

A total of 6 American cities, 6 states and 29 days!

Keep your fingers crossed and America, hold on to your hat! We leave in a month!

The tour is realized thanks to the financial support of the South Moravian Region, the Statutory City of Brno and in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Atlanta, the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, the Centre for Puppetry Arts, the Moravian Museum and ALBAform.

Our partners:

Media Partners:

Divadlo Radost

contributory organization
Bratislavská 216/32
602 00 Brno-Zábrdovice

IČO: 00489123
DIČ: CZ00489123
DS: k6dkmq9