Petr Kolečko

(*1984)
Playwright, film and TV scriptwriter

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The author of plays with a solid basis and core generating humor. He has successfully staged many independent artistic projects, such as The Salome Case, Soprano of the Slapy Dam, The Hole, The Wizard, Icing, Federer – Nadal, The Fifty and Jan Tříska’s Golden Ring. His texts have been put on stage by many Czech scenes – Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava (A Good Boy), Municipal Theatre Kladno (Vinnetou), Klicpera Theatre in Hradec Králové, New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague, Roxy NoD (the successful and critically-acknowledged alternative musical Pornstars), Drama Studio Ústí nad Labem (The Gods Don’t Play Hockey), DISK (Love, You Idiot, The Score Twilight, which was always broadcast in Czech Radio). His play Britney Goes to Heaven has been translated into several languages and staged as part of the Immigrants´ Theatre Project in New York (2007, stage reading) and in the Pod Ratuzsom Theatre in Krakow (2008). As a dramaturg, he participated with Tomáš Svoboda in the production of Dürrenmatt’s The Physicists in the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc. He is the (co)author of many scripts for film (District League – Pepík Hnátek’s Last Match, The Fifty, Masaryk) and television (District League, The Wine Makers, Marta and Věra, The Fourth Star or The Dwarf). He has written the play The Painting Teacher for the Czech Radio and is the co-author of Life is Cruel.

Petr Kolečko has graduated from directing and dramaturgy and the AMU Theatre Faculty in Prague. In 2008, he was at the educational stay in the Royal Court Theatre in London, he was the artistic director at the Central Bohemian Theatre Kladno (Jaromír Jágr, the guy from Kladno, “a play with songs”, with Tomáš Svoboda). He has been the artistic director and dramaturg of A Studio Rubín in Prague since 2009.

Petr Kolečko received the DAMU Dean Award (2006, The Score Twilight), the first place in the Evald Schorm Award competition (2007, Love, You Idiot) both Czech Lion and Sun in the Net in Slovakia for the best script (2016, or rather 2017, Masaryk).

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