About the school
The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava is the oldest educational institution in Slovakia specialised in training students in the performing arts and artistic creation as well as arts management and production. Its three faculties (Music and Dance, Film and Television, Theatre) provide theoretical and practical training in the performing arts and film. The school was founded in Bratislava in 1949. The Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) is a present-day-oriented school open to students from the entire world. VŠMU is fully accredited as a university within the Slovak education system, providing complex bachelor’s and master’s study programmes in the fields of Performing Arts.
The Shape of Things
Neil Labut’s play The “Shape of Things” is the story of Evelyn, an art theory student, who meets the timid and unattractive Adam. After their meeting, Adam begins to experience a life change. However, this relationship is only an ordinary Evelyn’s project, which ends with a diploma presentation of her “object”, which is Adam himself. It is a play about the boundaries of art, which asks us whether it is possible, in the interest of artistic creation, to afford to cross boundaries.
Author: Neil Labut
Translation: Mgr. art. Maja Hriešik, PhD.
Director: Brian Brestovanský
Dramaturgy: Brian Brestovanský
Stage design: Miroslava Brňáková
Light design: Martin Puškár
Costume design: Monika Rybárová
Production: Katarína Ostatníková, Simona Baloghová