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NAMSAN ARTS CENTER

SINCE 1962
NAMSAN ARTS CENTER

A Producing Theater Centered On Premiering Original Plays
Namsan Arts Center is a fresh young producing theater creating experimental plays. Besides the season programs, Namsan Arts Center contributes developing new plays and introducing new artists through various ways; emerging playwrights through Feedback on First Draft programme, stage reading events, and the script book publication. It also presents the next generations and accepts different artists from different genre outside of theatre – fine arts, architecture, dance and so on. Namsan Arts Center is the theatre where various experiments can be tried.
A theater mainly used for creative work premieres and producing modern plays
The season programs at Namsan Arts Center run according to premieres of creative works in modern theater at home and abroad. They include ‘communication and impressive stages’ for contemporary audiences through brave and refined stage aesthetics by selecting creative new plays.
Namsan Arts Center has made efforts to go beyond the role of a simple theater, to become a place where creative works are produced. It made its debut to function as a center for creating plays. Besides the season programs, Namsan Arts Center helps develop new plays and revitalize producing functions through diverse methods to recognize and single out promising writers and foster them by introducing new works written by young writers and by standing behind new emerging writers.
Contemporary theater where the audience can feel the pulse of time
Namsan Arts Center is a peculiar theater where the next generation’s play styles, artists and the audience can meet one another through novel planning developed especially for a play-producing theater. It functions as an incubator for future-oriented performance art which plans to set the stage for young artists’ challenges and experiments.
Theater where various experiments can be tried
The Drama Center is a fascinating space whose stage structure combines a proscenium stage and a thrust stage. Unlike general theaters — standardized with a proscenium stage — new stage experiments and dramatic expressions ranging from fantasy to reality can be tested. The tiered seats around the stage can be arranged differently in accordance with the expansion of the stage space. That’s why the boundary between the seats and the stage can be broken down and made into one so the theater itself can become a stage, the audience and the stage can have very close intimacy.