Festival of the Memory of Nations Theatre Studios "Where I Come From, Where I Am Going"

Date: May 29 - June 29, 2024

Location: Prague and regions

Themes of the festival: The theme of the festival is emigration in its internal and external form. Like a line, it permeates all theater performances and thus frames the destinies of people who were forced to leave their homes in order to preserve their freedom, the historical memory of their ancestors, or just to escape for a while from the outside world that surrounded and tormented them so that they could immerse themselves in the world of art or into their thoughts.

Program of the festival:


  • May 29, 2024, 17:00: Others Elsewhere Divadlo pod Palmovkou – Studio Palm Off, Zenklova 566, 180 00 Prague 8-Libeň

The story of Eva and Magda, Jewish girls who had to deal with the unknown and leaving home alone.

  • May 30, 2024, 6:00 p.m.: Ticket from 1951: From the story of Eva Haňková – Dejvické Theatre Cafe, Zelená 1084/15a, 160 00 Prague 6

The story of Eva Haňková and the question of home - what makes it and when do we have to leave it?

  • June 3, 2024, 6:30 PM: Could We Fly? – Divadlo v Dlouhé – rehearsal room, Dlouhá 727/39, 110 00 Staré Město

A performance inspired by the memory of Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, rescued by Winton's Transport.

  • June 4, 2024, 6:00 PM: Well, now go! – Post Bellum, Španělská 1073/10, 110 00 Prague 2-Vinohrady

The border between heroism and naivety in the context of the past and present, inspired by the story of fifteen-year-old Miloš Navrátil.

  • June 15, 2024, 4:00 PM: Create!? – NGP – Veletržní palác, Dukelských Hrdinů 47, 170 00 Prague 7-Holešovice (project in cooperation with the National Gallery)

High school students reflect on creation in different regimes and create their own artistic statement in the exhibition The End of the Black-and-White Era.


  • June 10, 2024, 19:00: Pardubice: At home – Divadlo Exil in Pardubice tř. Míru 60, 530 02 Pardubice I-Zelené Předměstí

The production of Ukrainian and Czech children explores the concept of home, freedom, and emigration based on the story of Helena Jindáčková and their own experiences.

  • 16. června 2024, 18:00: Hradec Králové: Bobbins, Threads, Buttons or The Story of a Ragpicker – Studio Divadla Drak

Five students explore questions of home, forced emigration, and the search for a new meaning in life in a production inspired by Jan Němeček.

  • June 25, 2024: Ostrava Antonín Dvořák Theater rehearsal room (the exact name of the production and the time will be specified)

The fates of female political prisoners of the 1950s are explored. Inspired by the story of Alexandra Součková Kovářová and the book “We Were There Too.”

  • June 26, 2024, 5:30 p.m.: Liberec: Ray in the Darkness - North Bohemian Museum in Liberec - AW hall - Masarykova 11, 460 01 Liberec

A performance based on the book “Jizvy zóstą” and the memory of Mr. Šolek, Mrs. Bláhová, and others. Searching for support under a totalitarian regime on the threshold of adulthood.

  • June 29, 2024: Brno: Head, Shoulders, EmigrationKraví hora Amphitheater (exact name of the production and time to be specified), the performance takes place as part of the “Day with Memory of Nations” event

A performance loosely inspired by the stories of eyewitnesses Jana Krutilová and Eva Apfelthaler about searching for freedom under normalization.

We cordially invite you! We look forward to your visit.