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Martin Chocholoušek


Martin Chocholoušek studied set design at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, under the tutelage of Pavel Kalfus. Following his graduation, he was engaged for three years at the Dejvice Theatre in Prague, where he designed sets, as well as, for a number of productions, costumes (Hamlet, The Idiot, Oblomov, 39 Degrees, Wrong Side Up). Moreover, he worked with the stage director Vladimír Morávek at the Klicpera Theatre in Hradec Králové (the trilogy Chekhov to the Czechs, Hamlet, Othello and Desdemona, The Firemen’s Ball, Aquabelles – the 2005 Alfréd Radok Prize). The productions for which he has designed sets also include Čapek’s The Makropulos Case and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, at the Vinohrady Theatre, and Actors at Ta Fantastika, Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan and Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita at the Vígszínház Theatre in Budapest. He has also participated in the dramatisations of Hrabal’s novel I Served the King of England and Kafka’s America at the Hungarian National Theatre in Cluj, Romania. Furthermore, he has created the sets for a number of opera and musical productions in Sweden, including Puccini’s Turandot, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schönberg’s Erwartung at the Gothenburg Opera, as well as the musicals Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Doctor Zhivago (Malmö Opera), Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita (Scandinavia Tour) and Sunset Boulevard (Karlstad Opera). At the National Theatre in Prague, he has created the sets for the productions of Verdi’s opera Macbeth (2002), Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet (2003), both directed by Vladimír Morávek, and Dočekal’s adaptations of Letts’s August: Osage County (2009), Jelinek’s What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband (2010), Chekhov’s The Seagull (2011) and Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (2016).