Adaptation: Petra Tejnorová, Jan Tošovský, Ian Mikyska
Stage director: Petra Tejnorová
Dramaturgy: Jan Tošovský
Sets: Dragan Stojčevski
Music: Ian Mikyska
Video - technical cooperation: Dominik Žižka, Erik Bartoš
Light design: Tomáš Morávek
Interactive design: Aleš Zemene
Dramaturgical introduction at 19:30 - New Stage foyer (in Czech language)
This performance is without English subtitles.
The Italian writer, dramatist, director and actor Ascanio Celestini (b. 1972) has been ranked among the followers of the trend represented by the famous versatile artist Dario Fo. A representative of narrative theatre, toying with the language, words and their meanings, his witty, provocative, often moving and stirring texts hone in on the contemporary world, its antagonisms and invisible nooks – be they social inequality, child labour, the impending environmental disaster or corruption in government. Speech to the Nation is a book comprising over 40 of Celestini’s short essays, which also served as the basis of the author’s own theatre performance. The stage director Petra Tejnorová’s production of the same name will be a variation on the book’s theme.