Klimáček, Viliam (SK)

Klimáček, Viliam

He studied general medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Comenius University in Bratislava. After graduating he worked for nine years as a surgeon and anaesthetist in the Clinic of Cardio-Vascular Surgery in Bratislava. He wrote books of poems – Až po uši (Up to the Ears) (1988); Karamelky (Toffies) (1992), short stories – Ďalekohladenie (Lookinglassstroking) (1991), stories and poetry for children – Noha k nohe (Leg to Leg) (1996 – the book was listed in the “Collection of fifty best children’s books in the world” in Poland), prosaic trilogy – Panic v podzemí (A Virgin Man in the Underground) (1997); Váňa Krutov (Vanya Krutov) (1999); Naďa má čas (Nadia has Time) (2002), novels (Satanove dcéry (Satan´s Daughters), 2007 and Námestie kozmonautov (The Square of Astronauts), 2007), radio plays – Vytetovaná žena (A Tattoed Woman) (1995); Denník nežnej (The Gentle Woman’s Diary) (1996); Ak ma nebudete mať radi (If You Won´t Love Me) (1999), opera librettos – Cirostratus (2002); Osamelá (Lonely) (2003); Hippocampus (2004) and TV scripts – Niekedy by som ťa zabila (Sometimes I would Kill You) (1997); Zborovňa (The Teacher Room) (1999–2000). He regularly writes for radio (the successful dramatization of Tolkien´s Lord of the Rings, 2001 and Ecco´s novel Baudolino, 2006) and television. In 1985 he co-founded the GUnaGU Theatre in Bratislava, which ranks among the most important alternative theatres in Slovakia. Since its establishing until today the theatre presented more than 60 original plays and projects reflecting close human experience and Slovak reality. He works in the theatre as its artistic head, director, writer and actor. A number of Klimáček´s plays won prizes at home and abroad – he is a seven-time holder of the Prize of the Alfréd Radok Foundation, two times he won the DRÁMA competition for the best Slovak drama. Klimáček´s plays were published in collections – Mária Sabína (1997, 7 plays), GUnaGU Remix (2000, 7 plays) and Desať hier (Ten Plays) (2004, 10 plays and a CD with the production Cirostratus). Since 1993, he has worked as a freelance writer and manager of the GUnaGU Theatre. His extensive dramatic work makes him one of the most prolific playwrights in Slovakia, and many of his plays were staged on Slovak as well as world´s stages.

 

List of plays (selection):

 

  • Koža, 1986
  • Poveternostná situácia, 1988
  • Bigbít,1990, première 1990 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Loj, 1992, première 1992 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Nuda na pláži, 1993
  • Smrtičky a vraždeníčka, 1994, première 1995 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Mária Sabína, 1994, première 1995 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Gotika, 1995, première 2002 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Jawa nostalgická, 1997, première 1997 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Argentína,1997, première 1998 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Dáma s kolibríkom,1999, première 1999 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Rozkvitli sekery, 2000, première 2001 Theatre of the Slovak National Uprising, Martin
  • Čechov boxer, 2001, première 2001 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Lara, 2001, première 2002 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Hypermarket, 2002, première 2004 National Theatre, Prague
  • Staré lásky, 2003, première 2004 Chamber Theatre, Martin
  • Historky z fastfoodu, 2004
  • Kto sa bojí Beatles, 2005, première 2007 Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
  • www.osamelá.sk, 2006, première 2006 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Dr.Gustáv Husák, 2006, première 2006 Aréna Theatre, Bratislava
  • Závisláci (som bilbord), 2006, première 2006 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Dračí doupě, 2007, première 2007 Dejvické divadlo, Prague
  • In Da Haus, 2008, première 2008 GUnaGu Theatre, Bratislava
  • Komunismus, 2008, première 2008 Aréna Theatre, Bratislava
  • Ja v Prahe, kufre v Londýne, 2010, première 2010 Theatre Letí and Theatre Na zábradlí, Prague
  • Elektrárna (Jsem Kraftwerk), 2010, première 2010 Ha Theatre, Brno

 

 

Translated plays:


  • Nuda na plážiBeach Boredom - English
  • GotikaGothic – English
  • GotikaGótika – Hungarian
  • Rozkvitli sekery Axes in Flower – English
  • Čechov boxer - Chekhov – Boxer – English
  • Čechov boxer - Cecov boxer Russian
  • HypermarketA Hipermarket – Hungarian
  • Hypermarket Hypermarché – French
  • Hypermarket Supermarket – English
  • Hypermarket - Hipermarket - Polish
  • Hypermarket - Arabic
  • Hypermarket - Hypermarkt - German
  • www.osamelá.sk www.lonely.sk – English
  • Komunismus Communism – English
  • Elektrárna (Jsem Kraftwerk) - I Am the Kraftwer - English


Synopsis of Plays

JSEM KRAFTWERK! / I AM THE KRAFTWERK!

HYPERMARKET

KOMUNISMUS / COMMUNISM

GOTIKA / GOTHIC STYLE

ČECHOV BOXER / CHEKHOV - BOXER