Announcement The 2022 Theater Critic Award, awarded based on a survey by the magazine Svět a divadlo, March 11, 2023, Prague. The Dejvické theater was awarded in the category of the best theater of 2022. The award was accepted by the former director of the theater Eva Kejkrtová Měřičková (second from the left) and the current artistic director of the theater Martin Myšička.
Prague – The Theater of the Year 2022 was Dejvické divadlo, in whose premises the Theater Critic Awards were awarded today. Last year's production was Daniel Majling's play The End of the Red Man, directed by Michal Vajdička and staged by Divadlo v Dlouhá.
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The production The End of a Red Man was prepared for the Theater in Dlouhé by a visiting Slovak team. The play was written by Daniel Majling based on the book by the Nobel Prize winner and advocate of human rights, Ukrainian-Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievichova. The author has conducted many interviews with the people of post-Soviet Russia and offers a probe into a society that believed in socialism more than any other, where an authoritarian leader has the majority of the population and 70 percent of Russians consider the dictator Stalin a great man.
Award for Male Acting Performance of the Year went to Jan Vondráček for his role as Major Alexeyev in the production The End of the Red Man. With the same number of votes, the award in this category was also won by Ivan Trojan for the role of David in Petr Zelenka's play Fifty, which he also directed in the Dejvické theater.
In the parallel female category, the award went to Pavlína Štorková, who portrayed the poet Sylvia Plath in Jan Horák's play The Wife of a Published Poet performed at Prague's Studio Heroes.
In the non-awarded category “greatest experience from a foreign theater”, the production Shakspear's Washing Machine on Kertész Street, a quirky and updated adaptation of Shakespeare's, took first place in the poll Romeo and Juliet by Péter Závada, directed by Viktor Bodó and performed by Budapest's Örkena István Színház presented at the Pilsen Divadlo festival.
In the 31st year of the awards given based on a survey by the magazine Svět a divadlo, which were previously called the Alfréd Radok Awards , voted by 84 critics.