Jiří Havelka is one of the Czech Republic’s most exciting theatre directors, as well as being an actor, playwright and teacher. In addition Havelka scored a huge critical and commercial success with his debut film Owners, a work that he also performed on stage with the acclaimed theatre company Vosto5.
In this wide-ranging chat, Havelka (1980) discusses the collaborative process behind Vosto5’s plays, the art of guiding audiences through heavy themes, plans for a second movie – and living on a houseboat on the Vltava.
Czech Next Wave is produced jointly by the Czech Centres network and Radio Prague International. It introduces listeners around the world to emerging, exciting and highly talented young Czech in various areas of the arts and beyond.