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Class in Action

Class in Action
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International Youth Theatre Challenge
8th-11th February 2018, Prague

Special event by Events Bohemia, Bear Educational Theatre and InDependent Original.

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Introduction
ClassinAction is three action-packed days of plays, theatre, workshops, events and fun. The event is held every year in February, in Prague, Czech Republic.

ClassinAction is intended for students of English from all types of schools and drama groups, in short anybody with any level of theatre experience aged 12-18 years of age.

It is a unique opportunity for students and young people to meet, compete, and share inspiration with similar-minded colleagues from many different countries of the world.

ClassinAction is primarily conceived to promote international understanding within the younger generation. It provides an exciting and superb forum where people from different cultures can find inspiration and learn from each other. It promotes the use of English as a tool for international communication and it also encourages native English speakers to communicate effectively with non-native speakers. ClassinAction also supports creativity and originality in young people.

Date and venue
The venue is Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the dates of ClassinAction are 8th-11th February 2018 (Thursday-Sunday).

Festival concept and participation
The core idea of the event is to produce a short piece of theatre on one of the given themes. The themes for 2018 are :

1. RACE AGAINST TIME
2. THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
3. SURPRISE

The style and content of the performance is up to you, but you have to manage the time well to tell a strong story in a way that speaks loudly and clearly to people of different nations.
A small theatre/theatres in the heart of Prague host the event. The groups will each get a total of 30 minutes stage time to set up, present, and clear away a piece of theatre that will have a maximum playing time of 15 minutes. There will be an independent international jury which will rank the groups and give feedback. (All other technical parameters will be provided in the information pack that groups receive upon registration.)

Should you be experienced or inexperienced, native speakers or non-native speakers? ClassinAction welcomes a mixture of these categories. Even if you are doing theatre for the first time, you are very welcome. First timers always learn a lot from the experience of playing on a real stage and from watching their more experienced colleagues. ClassinAction is more of a showcase than a competition and everybody is welcome.

Festival organizer
The festival is organised in close co-operation with The Bear Educational Theatre and the Independent Original. This strong connection is a guarantee of ClassinAction high professional level. (More information on www.beartheatre.cz)

Festival programme


Thursday, 8th February 2018
Ensembles arrive in Prague, they meet a local guide
Inspection/technical rehearsal in theatre
Guided walk through the Old Town
Friday, 9th February 2018
Breakfast in hotel
Morning and afternoon performances in theatre
Get-together Party (Open Mic)
Saturday,10th February 2018
Breakfast in hotel
Morning workshops of the mixed groups, creation and rehearsals of the new show conceived yesterday
Afternoon performances of mixed groups in theatre.
Evening Gala Dinner, Award Ceremony, Disco, Fun
Sunday, 11th February 2018
Departures after breakfast.

Prices
Full festival package price

Hotel category Budget *** ****
Rate per person in a triple room EUR 175 EUR 198 EUR 225
Single/twin room supplement for three nights EUR 24 EUR 48 EUR 66

Accommodation usually is in two-bedded rooms in 4*hotels and could be in more-bedded rooms in 3* and budget hotels.

Package price includes:
participation in ClassinAction programme as described further below
three overnights in hotel of your choice
three buffet breakfasts
services of local English speaking guide for all programme activities
free accommodation for 2 teachers in groups with 10+ persons

Included in participation:
1 hour theatre rehearsal on Thursday
professional theatre space on Friday and Saturday
rehearsal space for mixed groups on Saturday morning
theatre experts to help mixed groups on Saturday
lunch on Friday and Saturday
Get-together on Friday
final evening program on Saturday including dinner, awards, DJ party
DVD with all shows and a photo report throughout the festival

Next step
Please fill in and dispatch following preliminary booking form to make us aware of your interest. On receipt of the completed form we will contact you with a detailed information pack that will give you all the information to make a decision about your participation. Note: sending the preliminary booking form does not yet commit you to the project, it is simply an expression of your interest.

Are you ready to take the Challenge? Yes? We are looking forward to see you in Prague at ClassinAction in February 2018 !!!