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Zuzana Přidalová

Zuzana Přidalová was born in 1982 in Šumperk. She studied advertising design/exhibition art at the Secondary School of Handicrafts in Brno. Between 2001 and 2007 she studied set design at the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno in the class of Prof. Ján Zavarský. In 2006 she was on an internship in Portugal at Lisbon’s Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. She graduated from JAMU with the musical Man of La Mancha at the Zlín Municipal Theatre. In Zlín she also designed sets and costumes for other productions; for example, the stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel Le secret de Wilhelm Storitz (2005), the play Summer Salon by Coline Serreau (2005), and Vladimír Fekar and Hana Mikolášková’s play Is a Woman a Human? (2007). Other theatres she has collaborated with on a regular basis include several Brno stages: Divadlo Polárka – for example, set design for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (2008) and the adaptation of Jan Karafiát’s book for children Fireflies (2008); the National Theatre Brno – costumes for Drda’s fairy tale The Sinful Village of Dalskabáty, or the Forgotten Devil (2004); the 7.30 Theatre; JAMU Studio Marta; and the Bolek Polívka Theatre. In 2004 she created graphic designs and sets for the first productions of Olomouc’s brand-new Tramtárie theatre. With the director Petr Štindl she staged at the South Bohemia Theatre in České Budějovice Václav Havel’s The Beggar’s Opera (2005), at the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc Ephraim Kishon’s play The Marriage Contract (2006), at the Klicper Theatre in Hradec Králové the stage version of Klaus Mann’s novel Mephisto (2007) and Florian Zeller’s tragicomedy Si tu mourrais (2008). Another stage director Zuzana Přidalová has worked with is Magdalena Švecová. For Reduta, a stage of the National Theatre Brno, she designed sets for Stravinsky’s opera L'histoire du soldat (2006), at the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen she created sets for Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and for the National Theatre in Prague she has designed costumes for Smetana’s The Bartered Bride (2008). Update: May 2008

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