Vít Peřina

Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, Palacky University in Olomouc (Departments of Art Theory and History and Czech Studies). Since 2003, he has been working as a dramaturg at the Naive Theatre in Liberec and he also writes (fore mostly puppet theatre) plays, mainly for theatres for children and the youth. As an author he cooperates, for example, with Naive Theatre in Liberec, ALFA Theater in Pilsen, Theatre DRAK in Hradec Králové, Puppet Theater in Ostrava and many others. His plays were also performed in theatres in Poland or Slovakia. As an author also occasionally cooperates with Czech Television and Czech Radio.

His plays and dramaturgical cooperation were repeatedly awarded at the Czech puppet theatre festivals (Mateřinka Festival Award for the production of Letter SoupCook, Cup!BudulínekThe Lamb that Fell from the SkyBohemia Lies by the Sea; Skupa’s Pilsen Award for the play Komensky’s Lesson). He has twice won the prestigious annual Theatre Newspaper Award for Outstanding Performance in Alternative Theatre (for the play Budulínek, and co-authorship of the Bohemia Lies by the Sea).

Vít Peřina, who gained a strong position as an author among Czech puppeteers, besides the processing of various fairy tales, in which he introduced the styles of ‘new drama’ and with dramatizing prose and even the dramatization of proverbs and songs, gained attention mainly with his original puppet parodies that reveal the behind-the-scenes of the emergence of various artistic or media activities. (L.Jungmannová)

Vít Peřina (*1978)
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