Theater festival Modrý kocour (Blue Tomcat)

February 19 – 23, 2020, Turnov

25th jubilee of the annual multi-genre theater festival of dramatic and musical, student and experimental performances

 

PROGRAM 2020

Thursday February 20
THU 9:00
KC Střelnice
WORKSHOP
Workshop for actors and non-actors, lecture by Lek Tor
KC Střelnice Turnov
THU 16:00
Municipal theater
ŠPIČKOU LODIČKY RÝPNU DO VZDUCHU (Kicking my tiptoes in the air) / Taneční a pohybové studio Magdaléna
Experimental physical theatre.
18 min. / Municipal theater Turnov / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
THU 16:30
Municipal theater
TAK PŘESTAŇ (Stop it) / Taneční a pohybové studio Magdaléna
Physical theatre performance inspired by poetry of Emma Kausc.
16 min. / Municipal theater Turnov / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
THU 17:30
KC Střelnice
HEMATOM / Vývojová fáze
Experimental teenage fate drama addressing crucial subjects.
40 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
THU 18:30
KC Střelnice
dinner (for festival participants)
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice
THU 19:30
Municipal theater
VASSA / Rádobydivadlo Klapý
Drama about the power of money, and the way it affects the world and indeed, a family.
90 min. / Municipal theater / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
THU 21:30
KC Střelnice
NA POCZĄTKU ZAWSZE JEST CHAOS (In the beginning, there is chaos) / Teatr Etna, Polsko
Grotesque 'positive vibe' comedy
30 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
THU 22:30
KC Střelnice
discussion with jury - analysis of performances
The Mirror Room KC Střelnice
THU 23:00
KC Střelnice
concert BA NAOPANK!
The musical ensemble from Turnov invigorated with alcoholic spirits pushes a mixture of punk-rock, cafeteria music and other dance styles such as rock-ska polka or waltz.
KC Střelnice - KUS / 100 CZK or permanent pass
THU 24:00
KC Střelnice
concert MICHAL A DAVID
Undead legend of the schlager-disco style!
KC Střelnice - KUS
Friday February 21
FRI 9:00
KC Střelnice
WORKSHOP
Workshop for actors and non-actors, lecture by Lek Tor
KC Střelnice Turnov
FRI 10:00
KC Střelnice
STOJÍM V ŘADĚ (I'm Standing in a Queue) / OLDstars
A whirlwind of appellative monologues by the Italian playwright and standup comedian.
60 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
FRI 13:00
KC Střelnice
lunch (for festival participants)
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice
FRI 14:30
KC Střelnice
NordOst / OLDstars
Dramatic rendition of a real event - the terrorist attack on the Dubrovka Theatre in Moscow.
60 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
FRI 16:00
Municipal theater
MISE NOVÝ DOMOV (Mission: New Home) / Stopa
Dark comedy about colonization of Mars.
45 min. / Municipal theater / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
FRI 17:30
KC Střelnice
ELEVÁTOR (The Elevator) / OLDstars
Drama based on a true story of two teenagers who got stuck in a cargo elevator in an abandoned building.
60 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
FRI 18:30
KC Střelnice
dinner (for festival participants)
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice
FRI 19:30
Municipal theater
Opening Ceremony of the 25th jubilee of theater festival Modrý kocour
Mario Kubaš and Demeter

45 min. / Municipal theater / 250 CZK including the next performance by Vosto5
FRI 21:00
Municipal theater
Tomcat's inspiration
PROTON!!! / Divadlo Vosto5
On-stage radio play about the discovery of PROTON, a band that had been silenced before it could even have gotten famous.
90 min. / Municipal theater / included in Opening Ceremony
FRI 23:00
KC Střelnice
DJ set MARDOŠA (Tata Bojs)
dance party
KC Střelnice / 100 CZK or permanent pass
FRI 23:00
KC Střelnice
afterparty, friendly discussion and networking
KC Střelnice
Saturday February 22
SAT 9:00
KC Střelnice
WORKSHOP
Workshop for actors and non-actors, lecture by Lek Tor
KC Střelnice Turnov
SAT 9:00
KC Střelnice
discussion with jury - analysis of performances
The Mirror Room KC Střelnice
SAT 10:00
KC Střelnice
Dětský kocour
FRUTTI DI MARE / Anička a letadýlko
A great fairy tale tangled up of deep sea moments, green algae and mermaid songs...
50 min. / KC Střelnice / 80 CZK
SAT 11:30
Municipal theater
ZAVILÁ DROGA (An Intricate Path; Zawila Droga.) / Turnovské divadelní studio
Anecdote about a girl who is trying to materialize her fantasies and desires.
40 min. / Municipal theater / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
SAT 12:30
KC Střelnice
lunch (for festival participants)
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice
SAT 13:30
KC Střelnice
THE OPRESSED THEATRE
Performance from this year's festival workshop.
50 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
SAT 15:00
Municipal theater
MÍT DLOUHOU CHVÍLI ZKLAMANÉHO OČEKÁVÁNÍ (To Have a Long Disappointing expectations) / D.R.E.D.
Experiment with a symbolic leitmotif, the number 20.
40 min. / Municipal theater / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
SAT 16:30
KC Střelnice
PÁREK (Frankfurter) / Statické divadlo
80 minutes of sparkling theatre loaded with music and singing.
80 min. / KC Střelnice / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
SAT 18:00
KC Střelnice
dinner (for festival participants)
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice
SAT 19:00
Municipal theater
AFTERPARTY / Theater KROV, Nizozemsko
Dynamic experiment about the human condition.
60 min. / Municipal theater / 70 CZK (50 CZK students)
SAT 20:30
KC Střelnice
Tomcat's inspiration
KLEŠICE / Nejhodnější medvídci and Divadlo Na tahu
Tragical burlesque combined with historical drama illustrating wartime and post-war experience.
85 min. / KC Střelnice / 150 CZK
SAT 22:30
KC Střelnice
discussion with jury - analysis of performances
The Mirror Room KC Střelnice
SAT 23:00
KC Střelnice
DJ set VENTOLIN & DJ MYSLIVEC (Midi Lidi)
dance party
KC Střelnice / 100 CZK or permanent pass
SAT 23:00
KC Střelnice
afterparty, very friendly discussion and networking
Cafe and Restaurant KUS, KC Střelnice


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ABOUT FESTIVAL

At the end of February, Modrý Kocour will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Blue Tomcat will be a quarter of a century old. Since its birth in 1996, it has grown into the biggest amateur theater festival in the Czech Republic. Although, in essence, it has always been organized as a regional competition, its scope has long surpassed all national amateur events (except for their great grandfather – The Jiraskuv Hronov festival).

As you can expect, we will celebrate… a lot! Look forward to seeing theaters that have defined the Blue Tomcat spirit for decades – Vosto5 and Nejhodnější medvídci (The Best-Behaved Teddy Bears). We will also commemorate. We are preparing audiovisual installations. Just the twentyfive-tier cake plan makes us worried. But it will happen. And we do not want to hog it for ourselves. We will invite several foreign theater groups to the party as well – to raise glasses together and to mix up the theater gene pool.

Wish us well for the preparations! As always, we will try to make the event exciting and exceptional.

Do you know what René Levínský, Vosto5 Theater or Vladimír Hulec have in common? All of them are involved in the creation of a monumental memorial book about Blue Tomcat's quarter-century. Look forward to dozens of texts and hundreds of photos. Sentiment is forbidden! Wild Screams preferred!


JURY 2020

ORGANIZING TEAM

Mario Kubaš
Mario Kubaš
Festival Director
Petr Haken
Petr Haken
Dramaturgist and Founder of the festival
Anna-Maria Zwyrtek
Anna-Maria Zwyrtek
Marketing and PR
Petr Kněžek
Petr Kněžek
Graphic design
Jiří Bagr Vlasák
Jiří Bagr Vlasák
Web & Videos
Markéta Šebková
Kristina Hakenová
Martin Špetlík
Martin Špetlík
Technical Supervisor
Jan Hájíček
Jan Hájíček
Music Dramaturgy

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PARTNERS

CONTACTS AND MAP

Mario Kubaš
Festival Director
mario@festival-modry-kocour.cz
phone +420 777 221 725

Petr Haken
Dramaturgy
hakenovam@seznam.cz
phone +420 606 504 008

Anna-Maria Zwyrtek
Marketing and PR
pr@festival-modry-kocour.cz
phone +420 775 507 525

Markéta Šebková
Production
produkce@festival-modry-kocour.cz
phone +420 732 455 201

Kristina Hakenová
Ticketing
kristina@festival-modry-kocour.cz
phone +420 777 467 849

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