The LETÍ Theatre is an independent theatre company in Prague and was founded in September 2005. It has set itself the goal of providing modern European drama with a forum in the Czech Republic and focuses specifically on finding and promoting interesting contemporary plays. All of the plays performed are in their first Czech productions and some are staged as world premieres.
The company of nine initially gave guest performances at a number of Prague theatres. The first professional season in 2005/6 was entitled "A perfect future“ and was accompanied by the creation of the TransLab translation workshop, now a regular feature in the LETÍ Theatre's work. Working together with the Goethe-Institut Prague and literature and drama agency Dilia, the theatre has also developed the 8@8 series to present the latest forms of drama performance in "scenic sketches". Rather than a standard staging of a piece or a staged reading, this offers an "instant" moment of theatre, and has become popular both with drama professionals and the general public.
In 2007, the company finally found a permanent home in Prague. The venue was opened in grand style in October as the "Divadlo Letí“. Since then, the LETÍ Theatre company has taken part in numerous festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad, including the 2007 Bucharest Contemporary Drama Festival and the 2008 "German Language Theatre Festival in Prague“. In the same year, The LETÍ Theatre was also nominated for the Alfréd Radok-Prize in the "Theatre of the Year" category.
Barbora Vaculová, author of “Kabaret o pádu” (Cabaret about the Fall), has been playwright in residence at the LETÍ Theatre since 2008.
About the Spreeagenten
Spreeagenten were founded in Berlin in 2007. Their aim is to support international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialog. Spreeagenten mainly produce theater pieces which are on the edge with other art forms; they often work in other than theatre spaces and they deliberately use several languages on stage.Therefore the theatre is a space where language and cultural bariers can be crossed. Spreeagenten are also interested in contemporary drama. They work with young authors from different countries and try to capture their life stories.