Miroslav Krobot (born 1951) – Since 1996 has been the artistic head of the Dejvice Theatre, where he brought his entire graduating year from the Faculty of Alternative and Puppet Theatre (KALD) at DAMU. They became the foundation of the new theatre company, bringing their graduation production to the Dejvice Theatre. His first production directly for the Dejvice Theatre was an adaptation of short stories by Edgar Allan Poe entitled “The Soothing System”. There followed an adaptation of Goncharov’s Oblomov, for which he received the Czech Literary Fund Award. Among the unforgettable productions that he has directed at the Dejvice theatre include Twelfth Night, The Three Sisters, Hamlet (nominated for an Alfréd Radok Award in the Production of the Year category), The Idiot and, currently, in particular his adaptation of Kaurismäki’s film screenplay The Man Without a Past.
In 2001 he was cast by Petr Zelenka as the Father in Tales of Ordinary Madness, for which he gained another Alfréd Radok Award, this time in the Talent of the Year category. In 2005 he won a Český lev (Czech Lion) for the same role in the film adaptation. In addition to directing and acting in films, Miroslav Krobot also teaches at KALD DAMU, and works with other Czech theatres as a guest director.