In Spisska Nova Ves, a town with long term theatre tradition, the Troupe for Children and Youth originated in 1980 as a branch troupe of the Theatre of J. Zaborsky in Presov. The theatre had to overcome a plenty of obstacles and problems, beginning with a big migration in the artistic troupe which had been created by combining of the talented amateur theatrical artists and less used or starting professional producers from the eastern Slovak region, and ending by the absence of a firmer artistic leadership and dramaturgic focusing in the first seasons. A turnover came after a director Miroslav Kosicky had arrived in the half of 80-ties of 20-th century, whose leadership meant an artificial increase, and in 1992 the theatre eventually got its independence as the Spisske divadlo (Theatre from Spis).
A. Kret, Kabinet divadla a filmu SAV, Dubravska cesta 9, 841 01 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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