Theatre Divadlo z Pasáže has won several awards during its existence, e.g. the European Citizen 2009 prize (as the first non-profit organization from Slovakia) awarded by the President of European Parliament, Hans Gert Pὄttering. The theatre was founded in Banská Bystrica in 1995 and in 2020, it will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Since the establishment of our theatre, we have presented 28 productions, shot a feature film (Z denníka jedného vagóna / From the Diary of a Wagon), 4 television documentaries, and organised 6 international biennial theatre festivals of community arts – Arteterapia (Art therapy). Furthermore, we have participated in international festivals, theatre shows and workshops in Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, Great Britain, Slovenia, Poland, Hungary, etc. In 2009, the theatre Divadlo z Pasáže toured the United States – Cedar Rapids, San Antonio, New York. In 2011, we presented the production Cudzinec/Stranger in San Antonio in JumpStart Performance Co theatre.
Theatre performances represent an essential part of the existence of every theatre. We know from experience that, as a professional theatre in Slovakia, whose actors are people with intellectual disability, we play an important role in educating the audience not only in the way of creating community theatre but also by spreading the ideas of tolerance as well as by increasing awareness of the lay and professional public. Through performances, we help the audience understand that even people who are generally not considered talented and creative, in fact such are. At the same time, through their acting testimonies, we explain their way of thinking, feeling, their inner desires and perception.
29th June 1995 – About Popolvár as you don´t know him, Director : Viera Dubačová
27th June 1996 – The Assaying, Director : Viera Dubačová
25th June 1997 – The groom for Mrs. Mouse, Director : Michal Ďuriš
12th June 1998 – Reflections (into life), Director : Viera Dubačová
10th September 1999 – Comebacs, Director : Viera Dubačová
26th November 1999 – The footlights from the Passage, Director: Viera Dubačová
25th October 2000 – Talkings , Director : Viera Dubačová
7th June 2001 – The Town, Director : Ján Štrbák
22nd May 2004 – Diagnosis: Desire, Director: Viera Dubačová
17th September 2004 – America after Kafka, Director : Philip Boehm a.h.(St. Luis, USA)
27th October 2005 – Tarzan, Director : Monika Gerbocová
22nd June 2006 – The Little Heaven, Director : Zuza Ferenczová a Barbara Kastner
11th April 2007 – Robinson, Director : Juraj Bindzár
24th April 2008 – Femme Fatale, Director : Katarína Mrázková
15th December 2008 – The miracle behind the curtain, Director : Viera Dubačová
21st May 2009 – Protected territory, Director : Viera Dubačová
28th April 2010 – 3 x A, Director : Jaro Viňarský
1st July 2011 – Mechúrik Koščúrik wandering, Director : Peter Vrťo
18th November 2011 – Stranger, Director : Viera Dubačová (USA production)
3rd April 2012 – Hamlet and son, Director : Ján. H. Mikuš
31st January 2013 – Romeo and Juliet, Director : Šimon Spišák
29th April 2014 – The good person from Szechwan, Director : Šimon Spišák
27th September 2014 – Where is the broom?, Director : Peter Vrťo
29th September 2015 – Waiting for GO(do)T, Director : Katarína Mišíková Hitzingerová
19th January 2016 – On the pasture, Director : Peter Vrťo and Anna Tomaštíková
28th April 2016 – The Little Princ, Director : Šimon Spišák
27th April 2017 – Unawaken, Director : Monika Kováčová
25th January 2018 – Pinocchio, Director : Anna Tomaštíková
21st May 2018 – Take a chance on me, Director : Steve Bailey ( USA )
30th May 2019 – The message from another planet, Director : Šimon Spišák
5th December 2019 – A Norm, Director : Monika Kováčová
In the years 2002 – 2014 Divadlo z Pasáže organized International comunity based theatre festival ART THERAPY.
2002 Art therapy – Theory and praxis in Visegrad countries, Banská Bystrica
2005 Art therapy – Art on the margin, Banská Bystrica
2007 Art therapy – From the margin to the middle, Banská Bystrica
2009 Art therapy – Protected territory, Banská Bystrica
2012 Art therapy – FreeDOM, Banská Bystrica
2014 Art therapy – POWERless to POWERfull, Bratislava
1996 – About a different Popolvár, STV (Slovak Television)
1999 – Comebacs, director: Theatre Divadlo z Pasáže
2000 – „Bare feet of Peter Svendsen“, director: Juraj Vohnout.
2002 – „From the diary of a wagon“, director: Ján Štrbák.
2005 – ARTTHERAPY on the margin, director: Teo Bindas
2006 – „Peep into a dream“ – actors of Theatre Divadlo z Pasáže created their own movies, director: Lukáš Kodoň.
2010 – „Protected territory“,director: Adam Hanuljak and DOGDOCS
2015 – „20th Anniversary Talks“, director: Michal Kočiš
1999 – Footlights from the Passage, director: Viera Dubačová – Slovak television show
2000 – 3×3 Women , project about women, director: Viera Dubačová
2003 – Blue – yellow Zeppelin, European Union promotion, Slovakia tour
2006 – „Talk to us“, Slovakia tour
2008 – „4 x 4“ in Banská Štiavnica and Bratislava, Community based theatre educational workshops
2009 – Protected territory tour in the USA: San Antonio, Cedar Rapids and New York
2010 – in cooperation with theatre Silent sparks we created a workshop „The secret of Art“ based on a fairytale Janko Hraško
2010 – „Talks about diversity“ – a serie of chalk-talk with students from elementary and high schools.
2011 – workshops in Šobov (Banská Štiavnica) for Roma cultural center „Šukar Dživipen“
2011 – „Comunicate with us“, Divadlo z Pasáže comes to perform in Slovak Post Offices , Slovakia tour
2011 – „Talk to us“, Slovakia tour.
2011 – From this year we started to participate on „Theatre night“ in Banská Bystrica every year
2011 – Performance „Stranger“ – international cooperation with Jump-Start Performance Co., San Antonio, Texas, USA, director : Viera Dubačová
2011 – Filmworkshop in cooperation with DOGDOCS – 6 of one minute movies, cut: the actors of Theatre Divadlo z Pasáže
2012 – The tradition of „Theatre season opening“ was born.
2013 – The concert „Neverland of Peter Hudec“, ARCHA theatre Prag, Czech Republic
2013 – 2014 – International children´s day with cooperation with City of Banská Bystrica
2013 – 2014 – public „TEAROOM“, friendly get-together by tea and talks about everything
2015 – The concert „Where is the Mouse?“, CD
…and many other activities in Slovakia and abroad.
…we cooperated with:
Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Denmark, Germany, Spain, USA, Great Britain, Belgium, Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal, Finland, Russia, France, Turkey, …and many others.