Michal Vajdička

From 1993, Michal Vajdička worked as a lighting engineer and professional lighting designer at the Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre and at the Bratislava Dance Theatre. In 2004, he graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he majored in theatre direction in the class led by Peter Mikulík. While still a student, his production of The Lonesome West enjoyed success at the 2005 Setkání/Encounter international festival of theatre schools held in Brno and at the Istropolitana theatre festival held in the same year in Bratislava, Slovakia. As a director, he has collaborated with several Slovak and Czech theatres (Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre, State Theatre Košice, Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra, Dejvice Theatre in Prague, Theatre in Vinohrady in Prague, National Theatre Brno). During 2014 – 2016 he was the artistic director of the Dejvice Theatre in Prague where he staged the successful production A Blockage in the System that was awarded the Alfréd Radok Prize in the Best Production of 2012 category. In January 2018, he was appointed as the director of the Drama Department of the Slovak National Theatre. He also works as a full-time pedagogue at the Department of Acting at the Academy of Performing Arts where he leads seminars in acting together with actor Ľuboš Kostelný. He also works as a television director and has cooperated in productions of drama and comedy series, as well as famous reality shows.