Jan Mikulášek

Director in Divadlo Na zábradlí since 2013.

After unfinished studies in drama directing at the Janáček Academy of Performing Arts, he worked as the artistic director of the Polárka Theatre in Brno. He also worked as the artistic director of the Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava and regularly engaged in cooperation with the Reduta Theatre in Brno. In 2013, he became the head director of Divadlo Na zábradlí after the former managers of Reduta Petr Štědroň and Dora Štědroňová had taken it over.

Jan Mikulášek’s directorial approach is often based on dramatizations of novels, original scripts and authorial theatre. He draws inspiration from visual art and film, and one of the distinctive features of his directing style is play with the context and associations to the chosen theme; on stage he is able to materialize completely abstract, philosophical themes using very simple techniques.

In 2011, he won the Divadelní noviny Award for Best Artistic Achievement in the drama category for his production of V+W: The Letters, and then in 2013 he won the Alfréd Radok Award for the production of the year, which went to the Golden Sixties. In 2018, he received the Divadelní noviny Award for Creative Achievement in the Drama category for the production of Woodcutters, for which he also won the Josef Balbín Prize awarded by the Prague German Language Theatre Festival in the same year.


dramatization, director
P. Klusák, J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová, M. Kyšperský – Inside a Banana, 2024
R. Liksom – Bear with a Chainsaw, 2022
H. de Balzac – Lost Illusions, 2021
T. Bernhard – Woodcutters, 2018
P. Ouředník – Europeana, 2013

M. Houellebecq, B.-H. Lévy – Public Enemies, 2023
L. Tolstoy – Resurrection, 2023
I. Bergman, J. Mikulášek – Personas, 2018
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová & col. – Hamlets, 2015
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová & col. – Hedonists, 2014
P. Juráček – Golden Sixties, 2013


J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová – Obscura, 2022
J. Mikulášek, B. Jedinák & col. – Hello Universe!, 2021
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová – Let's Rejoice and Be Merry, 2020
H. Ch. Andersen & col. – AnderSen, 2017
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová & col. – Obsession, 2016
A. Camus – The Stranger, 2014
J. Voskovec, J. Werich – V+W: The Letters, 2013
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová – Bourgeoisie, 2013
J. Mikulášek, D. Štědroňová – Grey Seventies, 2013

D. Štědroňová – Meeting, 2021

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