Procházka, Antonín

*25. 12. 1953


Graduated from the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. From 1977 he was employed in the drama company of the Tyl Theatre in Pilsen. Theatre critics are particularly appreciative of his talent for comedy. In the 1980s he founded his own theatre company, the Theatre of Small Norms, where sketches, text-appeals and paraphrases of literary classics linked him to the tradition of the movement of small-form theatres typical for the Czech theatre of the 1960s. From the end of the 1980s his comedies were performed regularly by the drama and operetta companies of the Tyl Theatre. His play Keys on Sunday was very popular and won the Audience´s Prize at the Theatre Actualities in Prague. Other successful titles include Not with Your Daughter, Murders and Tenderness and Play It Again, Professor, which was, as both text and production, declared the comedy of the year at the Pardubice GRAND Festival of Laughter. Procházka, an author of light and comic genres, also directs his own plays, writes TV scripts and guest-directs in Pardubice as well as having once led the Pilsen Theatre of Miroslav Horniček and performed in films.


List of plays (selection):


  • Klíče na neděli, 1988, première 6. 1. 1990 Slovácké divadlo, Uherské Hradiště
  • Fatální bratři, 1993, première 9. 1. 1993 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • S tvojí dcerou ne, 1994, première 15. 10. 1994 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Vraždy a něžnosti, 1996, première 12. 10. 1996 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Hledám děvče na boogie-woogie, 1996, première 14. 12. 1996 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Věrní abonenti, 1998, première 14. 1. 1998 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Holka nebo kluk, 1998, première 26. 9. 1998 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Ještě jednou, profesore, 2001, première 3. 2. 2001 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen
  • Muzikvariát, 2001, première 29. 10. 2001 Divadlo Miroslava Horníčka, Pilsen
  • Přes přísný zákaz dotýká se sněhu, 2003, première 25. 10. 2003 Divadlo J. K. Tyla, Pilsen


Translated plays:


  • S tvoji dcerou ne Meskie zludzenia - Polish