Frydrych Gregorová, Magdalena (CZ)
She was born in Třinec. After finishing her studies at a Polish grammar school in Česky Těšín, she studied theatre dramaturgy at the Drama Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. During her studies, she wrote and published her first larger dramatic work Porcelain Doll, which was broadcast as a radio play on the Czech Radio. In the season 2005/06, she was a resident playwright at the Theatre LETI, for which she wrote the play In Ages. In 2007 she was awarded the Evald Schorm Prize for young playwrights for her play Dorotka, that had its Czech premiere in March 2008 at the Švandovo Theatre. For the radio show Tearoom (Čajovna) broadcast on Vltava Radio, she wrote a radio drama Playground. In 2008 she wrote the play Seven lives for the Czech Radio and one year later a libretto for a play TED-NAVZY directed by SKUTR. In 2009 Klicperovo divadlo in Hradec Králové staged her play Vltavínky (directed by Viktorie Čermáková). She has written ten plays and one screenplay so far. Her play Dorotka and a radio play Hřistě won the Evald Schorm Award in 2007. Magdalena Frydrych Gregorova ranks among the most talented Czech contemporary playwrights. Softly cruel poetics, minimalist expressions and tragicomic topics are the main characteristics of her work.
List of plays (selection):
- Panenka z porcelánu, 2004, première 25. 1. 2007 Divadlo LETÍ, Prague (staged reading)
- Na věky, 2005, première 12. 12. 2007 Divadlo LETÍ, Prague
- Dorotka, 2006, première 1. 3. 2008 Švandovo divadlo na Smíchově, Prague
- Vltavínky, 2009, première 12. 12. 2009 Klicperovo divadlo, Hradec Králové
- Dorotka – Dorotka - English