After studying acting, he also studied drama direction at DAMU. In 2002 he and colleagues from DAMU formed the Valmet Theatre. In 2003 he won the Reflex magazine's award for best performance at the Zlomvaz student festival. He attracted attention with his student productions, HOMO 06 or Who else is friends with gays (2006) and Visit From The Experts (a Bondy Hut project, 2007). He has also created successful dramatisations – his dramatisation of Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov in the DISK Theatre (2007) was nominated for an Evald Schorm award, while his play The Medea Affair (2010) was nominated for an Alfréd Radok award in the Text of the Year category.


Daniel Špinar (1979), director of the play "Hamlet", studied at DAMU, first acting and later direction, after which he worked as a director at the Vinohrady Theatre. His productions show his distinct directorial style, mosty regarding the formal treatment of the production. Daniel Špinar is the holder of a number of theatre awards - in 2008 he won the Evald Schorm Adward ("The Brothers Karamazov", Disk Theatre, Prague) and in 2010 the Alfréd Radok Award in the category of production of the year ("Woyzeck", Vinohrady Theatre), in 2009 and 2013 the Josef Balvin Award at the Prague German-Language Theatre Festival ("Woyzeck", Vinohrady Theatre; "Kabaret Kafka", Theatre on the Balustrade) and others. He has created some thirty productions, from classic to contemporary texts, and has written several plays himself. He is currently a director at the National Theatre and a lecturer at DAMU. (Source: 22nd International Festival Theatre Pilsen Booklet (printed edition))