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Daniel Špinar

Daniela Špinar

Artistic Director of Drama

Biography

After graduating from Acting and Stage direction at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Daniela Špinar has served as a guest director in many regional and Prague theatres with a great success; she was also briefly a resident director at the Theatre in Vinohrady, where her most famous production, Vojcek, was created. Furthermore, she collaborated with the independent theatre Letí. Before joining the National Theatre Drama, she collected all the domestic theatre awards, some of them repeatedly.

Since the 2015/2016 season (after Ivan Rajmont, Josef Kovalčuk and Michal Dočekal) she has been the fourth post-1989 Artistic director of the National Theatre Drama. At this position, she evolved as an author and staged a number of his own dramatizations and text collages in addition to classics.

In 2021 Daniela Špinar came out as a woman and started a process of gender transition.

Current productions at the National Theatre:

To watch online on the National Theatre website:

Last update: March 2022

In the past

For Beauty

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D. Špinar (2019)

Welcome to Thebes

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D. Špinar (2018)

Billy Budd

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D. Špinar (2018)

The Night Season

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D. Špinar (2017)

Frailty, Thy Name is Woman

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D. Špinar (2017)

Manon Lescaut

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D. Špinar (2016)

Three Sisters

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D. Špinar (2016)

From the House of the Dead

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D. Špinar (2015)

Pictures from the Insects' Life

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D. Špinar (2014)

Othello, Venetian Blackamoor

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D. Špinar (2014)

To Be or Not to Be

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D. Špinar (2010)