Jana Preková studied at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague and the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (set design). As a costume and set designer, she has worked for numerous Czech theatres and stage directors (J. A. Pitínský, Jan Nebeský, Martin Františák, Ivan Rajmont, etc.). She has collaborated with the National Theatre in Prague since 1987. She designed the sets and costumes for Jan Nebeský’s production of Brendan Behan’s play The Hostage (1987), the costumes for his adaptations of Friedrich Schiller’s Intrigue and Love (2005), Molière’s Don Juan (2008) and Shakespeare’s King Lear (2011), created the costumes for J. A. Pitinský’s productions of Jaroslav Durych’s Wandering (1998), the Mrštík brothers’s Maryša (1999), Vladislav Vančura’s Markéta Lazarová (2002), Božena Němcová’s The Grandmother (2007), Josef Topol’s The End of the Carnival (2011) and Smetana’s opera Dalibor (2001). She has also collaborated with the National Theatre in Prague on Ivan Rajmont’s production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1999), on Michal’s Dočekal’s project Krapp’s Last Tape, based on Samuel Beckett’s play and Marcel Mihalovici’s opera (2003), and on Miroslav Krobot’s production Dogville, based on Lars von Trier’s eponymous film (2010). She also teaches set design at the Theatre Faculty of the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.
Update: November 2014