Jiří Adámek (1977) - Studied direction at DAMU in Prague, where he now lectures. In his theatrical and musical projects Adámek is not just director but author of the libretto, in some cases of the music. He has undertaken several study stays in France, and is considerably influenced by French post-modern théâtre musical. Ever since the creation of his first full-length production of the "musical theatre" type, Adámek has gained various awards. He was named Personality of the Year at the 2007 Next Wave festival in the area of alternative theatre for his musical stage compositions and theoretical reflections on them. He writes analytical articles about current theatre (for the magazine Svět a divadlo). "Of the ascending generation of Czech directors at the turn of the first and second decades of the 21st century, he appears to be the most rigorous experimenter, a true intellectual who weighs precisely his deeds and steps, interprets them and develops them further. He is the type of artist who enters not only into the area of live theatre, but also into the area of theatre theory and intellectual reflections on his work and on what is going on around him (not just in the theatre). Adámek is the avantgarde of Czech theatre of the second decade of the twenty-first century," director Vladimír Hulec has written about him.
22nd International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (printed edition)