Lagronová, Lenka (CZ)

 

*1963

*22. 9. 1963

Graduated in dramaturgy from the Theatre Faculty of the Academyof Performing Artsin Pragueunder Prof. Jaroslav Vostry. Whilst still a student, she wrote several plays that were later produced at the drama school theatre DISK (e.g. Nouzov). As a dramaturge, she has worked exclusively with the director Petr Lebl at the Theatre On the Balustrade. She devotes her time to writing plays for the stage and radio. In her early works she concerned herself with the traumatising experiences of the younger generation, which she describes with a typically rough humour. She writes primarily about episodes along the young women’s journey from adolescence to maturity (Antilope). Her later work was influenced by her departure from theatrical life and entry into a convent (Therese). In 1998 her play Therese won the Alfred Radok Award as the Production of the Year (Komedie Theatre, directed by Jan Nebesky). In 1999 she received the competitive Czech Radio Award for her radio debut Please Stand Up, and in 2002 this play won a prize in the Grand Prix Bohemia. The play Crying was shortlisted in the Alfred Radok Playwriting Competition 2007. Her latest play Z prachu hvězd won the 2nd prize in Competition New Drama inSlovakia.

 

 

 

List of plays (selection):  

  • Nevím kudy kam, 1988, première 23.3.1990 AMU DISK - Divadelní studio DAMU, Praha 
  • U stolu, 1988, première1990 A Studio Rubín, Praha               
  • Nouzov, 1989, première 23.3.1990 AMU DISK - Divadelní studio DAMU, Praha 
  • Pelech, 1992, première 1.3.2002 Pidivadlo, Praha 
  • Pokoj, 1992, première 1.3.2002 Pidivadlo, Praha 
  • Spinkej, 1992, première 1.3.2002, Pidivadlo, Praha 
  • Srnečka, 1992, première 1.3.2002, Pidivadlo, Praha 
  • Těžko sem někdo dohlédne, 1992, première 1.3.2002, Pidivadlo, Praha 
  • Antilopa, 1993, première 12.5.1995 A Studio Rubín, Praha 
  • Markýza, 1993 
  • Páv, 1993 
  • Naši Vaši furianti, 1993, première 5.2.1994 Divadlo Na zábradlí, Praha 
  • Terezka, 1997, première 7.3.1997, Divadlo Komedie, Praha 
  • Vstaň, prosím tě, 1999, première 2000 Český rozhlas, Praha 
  • Království, 2002, première7. a 8. 4. 2006 Divadlo Disk, Praha             
  • Miriam, 2003, première 24.3. 2005 Divadlo Komedie, Praha 
  • Nikdy, 2003, première 7.11.2003 Činoherní studio, Ústí nad Labem 
  • Johanka, 2004   
  • Etty Hillesum, 2005                                 
  • Jan Pavel II. (rozhovory), 2006
  • Pláč, 2007, première 19. 5. 2009 Divadlo Kolowrat, Národní divadlo Praha
  • Křídlo, 2009, première 21.3. 2009 Slovácké divadlo Uherské Hradiště
  • Z prachu hvězd, 2010

 

Translated plays: 

  • Antilopa – Russian
  • AntilopaAntílope - Spanish                                           
  • Království – Królewstvo - Polish                                       
  • Terezka - Slovak
  • TerezkaTereza  - Slovenian
  • Terezka – Terézke - Hungarian                                               
  • Vstaň, prosím tě – Ustani, molim te  - Croatian 
  • Miriam – English
  • Miriam - Polish
  • Jan Pavel II. – Polish


Synopsis of Plays

ANTILOPA / ANTELOPE

KRÁLOVSTVÍ / THE KINGDOM

MIRIAM

Z PRACHU HVĚZD / FROM DUST OF STARS

TEREZKA / THERESE