12 Nov 2011 15:00
Boiled Heads: a play by Marek Horoscak
An absurd dark comedy about Miriam and Karel who live a solitary life deep in the woods until one night changes everything. Innocent midnight encounters spin a web of paranoia, mistrust, fear and suspicion. It is all about the game but who is in control? Lies and truth, guilt and innocence, reality and pretence are all interchangeable in this tale of deception.
Boii Theatre is a collective of artists from a variety of backgrounds from performance to classical music and opera, using new and translated text as a starting point of an experimental process where different theatrical disciplines come together. Boiled Heads was created in collaboration with a composer-sound designer Jon McLeod. Directed by Maja Milatovic-Ovadia. Translated from Czech by Eva Danickova.
Marek Horoščák is a Czech playwright, born in Brno in 1976. He studied Dramaturgy at Janáček's Academy of Dramatic Arts (JAMU). He has worked in Czech radio, a number of Czech theatres, including the National Theatre in Prague. Marek teaches dramaturgy at JAMU and works for Czech Television. Boiled Heads was awarded a second prize in the competition for the Best Original Czech or Slovak Play awarded by the Alfréd Radok Foundation in1999. In 2007 he finished his PhD studies at Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Performing Arts in Brno and started teaching contemporary drama analysis for directors and dramaturgs. The topic of the PhD thesis was "Royal Court Theatre Phenomenon and The Plays of the Turn of Millenium", published in 2008.
Marek's latest play Hell , translated by Eva Daníčková, was developed as
a part of the Royal Court Theatre International Residency in summer 2010.
More information at:
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP
12 Nov 2011 15:00