Kamila Polívková

(*1975)
Stage designer, costume designer, director

Kamila Polívková’s work could be characterized by openness to the space and searching for new forms of expression. In her aesthetically integrated and rather minimalist scenic and directing concepts, we can trace the tendency to change the narrative contents into communication of capable visual forms and vice versa. Although she started her career as a scenographer, Polívková now ranks among the renowned Czech directors.

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Since 2004, she had been the costume designer and stage designer in the Comedy Theatre in Prague, where she also created graphic design. Her directing debut took place in this theatre with the production of Heroes Like Us (2009), followed by Faith, Love, Hope (2010) and SAM (2012). Polívková’s activities then moved on to Hrdinů Studio in Prague, where she works as a regular director: Day of the Oprichnik (2013), Milena’s Recipes (2013), The Animal World (2014), Skugga Baldur (2016), Actor and Carpenter Majer Speaks about the Situation in His Homeland (2016). She also directed the adaptation of the novel The Duchess and the Cook (2015) for the National Theatre Brno and she created the production Macocha (2017) in coproduction of the HaDivadlo in Brno and Hrdinů Studio.

Polívková regularly works in German-speaking countries, especially in cooperation with director Dušan D. Pařízek (Deutsches Theater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Rezidenztheater München, Burghteater Wien and others).

She studied in the Scenography Studio at the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno. She received the Theatre Newspaper Awards in the category of Alternative Theatre of the 2015/2016 season for directing her own adaptation of Skugga Baldur (2016). She was also nominated for the Alfréd Radok Award in Scenography of 2009. She was also nominated for the best visual concept in movie Garbage, the City and Death (2012) in Talent of 2010 and Czech Lion 2012.

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