BRIEFLY ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE BARRIER-FREE THEATER
The Barrier-Free Theater is a revue of theatrical works that has sought to build pathways and bridges across the barriers between us and within us. The “subtitle” was taken from the name of a book by prominent Czech psychiatrist and psychologist Prof. Ivo Pondělíčka “Pathways to Ourselves and Others”, which concisely and purposefully expressed the intention of the festival: to seek pathways across all kinds of barriers – physical and mental disabilities, social and personal taboos, prejudices, and cultural,ethnic, religious, social, generational, inward differences...
The first year of the revue was held in 2000 under the name Barrier-Free Theatrical Fair. The revue has always taken place in even years, between the biennials of the Spectaculo Interesse international puppet festival. In 2014, the revue was given a new name - Barrier-Free Theater.
The latest revue, the ninth annual, was held in 2016.