Jakub Nvota

In 2001, Nvota graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, in the class of Vladimír Strnisko. His graduation production was the staging of Jiří Šotola’s play Leaves are Falling, Apples are Falling in the Trnava Theatre (the present Ján Palárik Theatre in Trnava). In 1994, he and Kamil Žiška founded the Student Theatre, which later became the Wandering Theatre, where they have worked until today. In the period of 1994–2001, Nvota and Žiška started the cabaret cycle entitled The Show in Tails, which included such cabaret shows as A Night Laid Open, A Century of Humour, or Piano Revue. He worked as a director and playwright for the Radošina Naïve Theatre, Studio L+S, Aréna Theatre, Ján Palárik Theatre in Trnava, Jonáš Záborský Theatre in Prešov, Puppet Theatre Žilina, and others. He has worked also in the Czech Republic for such theatres as the Frída Theatre Company, Chamber Theatre Kalich, F. X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec, Kalich Theatre, National Theatre Brno, City Theatre Zlín, City Theatres in Prague, Radek Brzobohatý Theatre, etc. He has written several dramatic texts, such as The Divine Comedy, I Remember Paris, Tourminator or Tour de Paris, Chekhov on the Street, A Prisoner of His Own Story, Like Bonnie and Clyde, Palárik (and that theatre of his), among others. He has devised many productions for the Wandering Theatre, where he occasionally also performs roles as an actor. For the Slovak Radio, Nvota has written the cabaret cycle The Show in Tails as well as the series of programmes about crazy poems entitled Good-looking Eman’s Firey Fuse and a series of glosses called Nvota’s Outline. He has written lyrics for songs performed in many Slovak and Czech productions, as well as for the Slovak Radio’s comic show Human Circus.