Ostravské činoherní divadlo v procesu transformace po listopadu 1989
The Transformation of Drama Theatre in Ostrava after September 1989
The aim of the present paper is to describe the process of transformation theatres in Ostrava underwent after the so-called Velvet Revolution in 1989, which was part of broader social and political changes inciting and following the formation of the Czech democracy. The period of theatre transformation in Ostrava is delimited by the revolution in 1989 and the year 1997 when theatre festival OST-RA-VAR was established to invite theatre practitioners with critics, teachers and students into a dialogue about theatre in the region. The fruitful collaboration helped to form unique theatrical environment, which is nowadays generally acknowledged to be a noteworthy phenomenon of the Czech theatre culture.