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The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague Institute

The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague

Theatre Faculty (Damu)
Department Of Authorial Creativity And Pedagogy

Studies at the Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy are focused on psychosomatically oriented approach to dramatic culture and creation, to authorship and concept of play. The key disciplines are Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner, Authorial Reading and Authorial Presentation. The Department also conducts research in cooperation with the Institute for the Research and Study of Authorial Acting.

The Department was founded in 1992 by Professor Ivan Vyskočil, a renowned actor, writer, psychologist, performer and educator, a prominent figure in Czech absurd and small-forms theatre of the 1960s. After him, the Department was directed by Professor Přemysl Rut, a playwright, actor, writer, pianist and song writer and interpreter. Currently, the Head of the Department is Michal Čunderle, PhD, a theatre theoretician, publisher and author of fairy tales. The Authorial Acting Program in English is led by Dr. Eva Slavíková, a psychotherapist and theoretician of the psychosomatic disciplines and Dialogical Acting.

There are currently about forty Czech and international students at our Department. You can find out more about the Department and what we do here at the final exams that take place at the end of each semester and are open to the public; at the student 'Festival of Authorial Creation Nablizko'; in several our publications, performances and at other occasions. We regularly open courses of Dialogical Acting for students of other universities as well as the general public, both in Czech and English language.


Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Performing Arts Delivery method Length Location
BA in Authorial Acting On campus 3 years Prague
Master's degree
Art & Design
Performing Arts
MA in Authorial Acting On campus 2 years Prague

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Lea B.
Studying at KATAP opened up a whole new world for me. Although I've studied acting before in my country, I did not feel comfortable with myself in front of people. The psychosomatic approach helped me understand my inner self (or better said: selves) and my body better. Our lab-like work enabled a stream of big changes in my perception of stage....
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Ivana Atanasova Iff
Dialogical Acting with the Inner Partner is the real strength of this department, which aims to move towards finding the authentic author in you. This "discipline", or rather call it a practice, that has little to do with acting skills (as we perceive them nowadays), but is bound to the momentary truth of existing as "the doer" and "the observer...
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The Authorial Acting program is not a classic drama studies program. What you'll receive is top notch movement, voice and speech education that will equip you with skills necessary for any actor. How you’ll use these skills on stage is up to you and that’s the biggest advantage and challenge of the program. Artistically, it built up my confidenc...
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The Academy Of Performing Arts In Prague

Theatre Faculty, Department Of Authorial Creativity And Pedagogy
Karlova 26
116 65 Prague
Czech Republic

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