Tobiáš, Egon Luděk (CZ)

 

*1971

* 27.4.1971

 

Graduated in stage design from the Drama Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague; spent one year on a post-graduate course in book illustration and printmaking at the School of Applied Arts. Has written 26 plays of which some have been performed in theatres in Prague and Brno. His debut as a dramatist was in 1992 with the play Vojcev directed by Petr Lébl in the Labyrinth Theatre. Since 2000 he has worked in close cooperation with the director Jan Nebeský who has presented most of his plays (Mal D’or, Tempest 2, JE SuiS, Solingen, etc.). As a stage designer he has worked with Opera Mozart, Dejvice Theatre (his designs for the production of Sister Anxiety won the Radok Award for 1995) and the Theatre on the Balustrades. He draws for comics, paints, and works as a printmaker in the print studio Hamlet. He has worked with the publishers Petrov and Argo and at present is working with the publishers Divadelní ústav and Pražská scéna. In 1995 Český spisovatel published the collection of three of his plays, Wozyef, for which he did the graphic layout. In Tobiáš’s texts we find ourselves in the fictional and fantasising world of play born from language, address and unexpected designation. The playfully changeable identity of individuals unfolds from a dreamlike and absurd logic.


 

List of plays (selection):

 

 

  • Cizinec, 1989, première 30.10.1994 A–Studio Rubín, Prague
  • Lorenz aneb Čekání na maskota, 1990
  • Vojcev, 1990, première 11.2.1992 divadlo Labyrint, Prague
  • Smokie, 1992, première 29.9.2000 Činoherní studio, Ústí nad Labem
  • Jaurés, 1994, première 12.9.1997 Činoherní studio, Ústí nad Labem
  • Voheň básníků, 1997, première 24. 9. 2003 Divadlo Komedie, Prague 
  • Murphy snu, 1997, première 2000 Divadlo Komedie, Prague (staged reading)
  • Úděsné poledne, 1999, première 2000 Divadlo Komedie, Prague (staged reading)
  • Neškodný příběh, 1999
  • Slíbil jsem to Freddymu, 1999, première 29.5.2002 Divadlo Na zábradlí, Prague (staged reading)
  • Mal D’or, 2000, première 19.4.2000 Divadlo Komedie, Prague  (part of the Marta project)
  • Anton, 2000
  • Lepší lidi, 2000
  • JE SUiS, 2001, première 27.10.2001 Divadlo Na zábradlí, Prague
  • Godot, 2002, première 28. 9. 2002 Divadlo Komedie, Prague
  • Bel air, 2002, première 2002 Multiprostor, Louny (staged reading)
  • Je na čase, aby se TO změnilo, 2002, première 20.10.2002 Divadlo Komedie, Prague
  • Three lilies, 2003, première 7.4.2003 Divadlo Na zábradlí, Prague (under the pseudonym Jarvantaa Svansen, staged reading)
  • Bouře 2, 2003, première 23.5.2003 HaDivadlo, Brno
  • Solingen, 2003, première 27.3.2004 Divadlo Komedie, Prague
  • Niemand, 2003
  • Hermaion, 2003
  • Intense, 2004
  • Übermensch, 2004
  • Outsider, 2004
  • Befreiungstanz, 2004

 

Translated plays:

 

  • Slíbil jsem to Freddymu – I Promised Freddy - English
  • Slíbil jsem to Freddymu - Obećao sat to Frediju - Croatian
  • Je na čase, aby se TO změnilo - It’s Time for IT to Change - English
  • Je na čase, aby se TO změnilo – Pará éto izmeni? - Russian
  • Je Suis - English
  • Je Suis - Serbian
  • Je Suis - Italian
  • Jaurès - English
  • Jaurès– Jaurez – Spanish
  • Jaurès – Zores – Russian
  • Solingen – Russian
  • Solingen - German
  • Vojcev - Hungarian


Synopsis of Plays

SOLINGEN (RÁNA Z MILOSTI) / SOLINGEN (MERCIFUL BLOW)

JAURÈS

SLÍBIL JSEM TO FREDDYMU / I PROMISED FREDDY