Category II - Jury
Jan Vedral - chairman
Playwright, script editor, university pedagogue
Jan studied at the Theatre Academy of Music Arts where he is a script editor professor now. He is a chairman of doctoral studies council in Bánská Bystrica (at Faculty of Drama Arts of Academy of Arts). He worked as a script editor in many theatres, in the years 1990 – 1994 he was a director of Prague Theatres Institution and since 80s he has been cooperating with the Czechoslovakian and now Czech Radio. Apart from his authorial work for a theatre (e.g. Pictures of French Revolution, Kašpar Hauser or Child of Europe, he is a very prolific radio author. His last play the Czech Radio broadcast was a seven-part “radio novel” Xaver which is focused on his main topic – relationship between an artist and totalism. Jan also publishes radio and theatre studies and currently has been also involved in so called post-drama theatre topic.
Actress and lecturer of rhetoric and acting
During her professional life, Milena has performed at many theatres as a guest or as a member of an ensemble, such as Theatre Na Zábradlí, Theatre Pod Palmovkou or Theatre Rokoko. Recently she has played in the Theatre In Celetná where she is a member of a theatre ensemble Kašpar. Milena has also had a lot of film or television parts (e.g. Víkend bez rodičů (Weekend without parents), Poslední vlak (Last train), V erbu lvice (In arms of lioness), O Radkovi a Mileně (About Radek and Milena), Ranč u Zelené sedmy (Ranch at green seven), Rodinná pouta (Family bonds). Milena works in the radio and in dabbing. A word is her love as well as her hobby.
She graduated from the Slovak University of Technology, The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Since 1989 she has been working with Slovak Radio as professional sound master. Her sound master skill is evident in following radio plays: 1993 – Jazva (The Scar), Spolok klobúkových dám (The Hatted Ladies Company); 1995 – Rodinná fotografia (The Family Picture), Vrana Florenťanka (The Crow of Florence); 1997 – Kľúče (The Keys), Pštrosí vlak (The Ostrich Train); 1999 – Denník nežnej (The Diary of The Velvet), Ema a Emil (Ema and Emil).
Jakub graduated from a secondary school of visually impaired youth and from Culture Theory Department of Philosophic Faculty of Charles University in Prague. Since his childhood he has been connected with a spoken word. He is one of founders of an internet discuss forum called Panáček with his nickname Beatman. This forum aroused his profession interest in a radio.
After he had finished studies at the Theatre Academy of Music Arts, subject a play director, he worked as an assistant director in Kammerspiele in Munich. In the years 2004-2006 he was an artistic head of the theatre Rokoko in Prague and since 2006 he has been teaching at the Academy of Music Arts in Germany. He works both in Germany and the Czech Republic.
Blanka Tůnová - secretary