CATNIP | Contemporary American Theater Now In Prague
Created by Nicole J. Adelman and Peppur Chambers in 2015.
Our Mission Statement:
With a focus on stories that speak to social, political, economic and gender themes, CATNIP (Contemporary American Theatre Now In Prague) produces invigorating environmental and experiential theater in Prague at the highest possible standard.
CATNIP Divadlo is committed to creating and nurturing a cultural bridge between the United States and the Czech Republic through invigorating and experiential theater productions. We are dedicated to shepherding new contemporary American work and sharing it with our Czech and international audience.
When Peppur first met Nicole in Los Angeles in 2012, she immediately knew that Nicole had to play the main character in her production, “Dick and Jayne Get A Life,” which then debuted at the Hollywood Fringe Festival one year later. At the time, Peppur was working on a web series called Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places, and Nicole was acting and producing and hosting a radio show.
In 2014, Nicole, Peppur and her mom packed up their things and came to Prague to perform “Harlem’s Awakening” at the Prague Fringe Festival. They liked Prague so much that they decided to stick around and start their own theater production company, and so CATNIP was born. Nicole was already connected with The Language House, and Peppur followed suit, creating a strong relationship between CATNIP and The Language House. With their sponsorship and support, many of CATNIP’s actors and crew come from The Language House.
And then they met Stephanie Cohen, another teacher from The Language House. With the addition of her talent and support, CATNIP has put on four productions so far. In February of 2016, they remounted an extremely successful and sold-out run of “Harlem’s Awakening” at Studio Savec. In August of 2016, they performed A Streetcar Named Desire and produced Glengarry Glen Ross in April of 2017. Most recently, they debuted SUPPER on March 29 at Divadlo D21 and produced a remount at Studio SAVEC in June of 2018.
Nicole J. Adelman – Artistic Director
Peppur Chambers – Marketing Director
Stephanie Cohen – Managing Director/Sponsorship