Šotek, Milan (CZ)
He studied at the Theatre Faculty of AMU in Prague(Dramaturgy of Dramatic Theatre). Since the season 2010/2011 he has been working as a dramaturge at Moravske Divadlo in Olomouc. Together with Igor Orozovic and Jiri Suchy from Tabor he established an authors’ theatre called Cabaret Calembour, where he can use his potential as an author, lyrics writer and actor (his one-act play Boruvci (Blueberry bushes) was nominated for the Evald Schorm Awards 2008, its radio version was also broadcasted at the radio station CRo3 Vltava. Cabaret Calembour won an award Cesky tucnak (Czech Penguin) 2010 in the category Mlade divadlo (Young Theatre). He has written a cabaret-horror play Tajemstvi zluteho hrbetu (The Secret of a Yellow Spine, 2011). As a dramaturge, he has been cooperating with the following directors: Michael Tarant, Radovan Lipus, Martin Glaser, Janusz Klimsza, or Michal Lang. His activities are divided between dramatic theatre and theatre of small forms. Publication of his texts from 2008 to 2012 (Hry se slovy, Games with words) is planned for autumn 2012. At the same time the Czech TV is going to broadcast the recording of the Cabaret Calembour as a play as a part of a cycle Zveme vas do divadla (We invite you to the theatre). Tajemstvi zluteho hrbetu and Novy blesi cirkus were awarded the second place at the Evald Schorm Awards for 2011.