East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Martina Pecková Černá - theatre researcher, cultural manager, translator

Short biography: 

Since 2010 Head of the International Cooperation and PR Department of the Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague (currently on maternity leave). She graduated from the Department of Theatre Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University in Prague. Co-founder of the TRANSTEATRAL NGO, former project manager at the LETÍ theatre, former employee of the DILIA thearical, literary and audiovisual agency (responsible for promotion of new plays from German, Spanish, Portuguese and French speaking countries). She is focused on contemporary drama, mainly German and Spanish theatre, current Czech performing arts scene and cultural, historical and political contexts of the Visegrad region. 

The most important projects: 

Most important projects:

  • Coordinator of PACE.V4 / Performing arts Central Europe - Visegrad Countries Focus (promotion, research and cooperation of the representatives of performing arts in the Visegrad countries), www.performingartsV4.eu
  • Co-founder and chair of the TRANSTEATRAL NGO (research, international cooperation, translation and publication of contemporary drama), www.transteatral.cz 


  • Member of the Czech OISTAT Centre
  • Member of the Czech UNIMA Centre


  • Petr Kolečko, Viliam Klimáček, Bernhard Studlar - Generation Icons in Central Europe: 3 Plays, Arts and Theatre Institute, 2013
  • Children of the Revolution in Theatre after 1989 (ed. Sarah Flock), Arts and Theatre Institute, 2013
  • ShopWorkshop, Arts and Theatre Institute, 2012
  • Czech Theatre’s Top 50: Czech Performance Collection, Arts and Theatre Institute, 2012
  • Performing Arts Central Europe – Visegrad Countries Focus (ed.), Arts and Theatre Institute, 2012
  • Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle (ed.), Prague Quadrennial / Arts and Theatre Institute, 2011
  • Game’s Not Over: New Czech Plays (not only) for Your Tablet / E-Reader (ed.), Arts and Theatre Institute, 2011
  • Czech Theatre Guide (ed.), Arts and Theatre Institute, 2011
  • Czech Performance Collection, Arts and Theatre Institute, 2010
  • 89 Minutes with Czech Theatre (film), Arts and Theatre Institute / FAMU, 2010


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