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Tomáš Dianiška - about the author

Tomáš Dianiška
Born in 1984 in Banská Bystrica. In 2008 graduated from the Department of Dramatic Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU), majoring in the acting programme. After graduation he started to work at F.X. Šalda Theatre in Liberec, where he performed more than 30 different characters.
He is the co-founder and resident dramatist of the underground punk theatre F.X. Kalba, which focuses on themes close to the “YouTube generation.” Despite being Slovak, he writes usually in Czech. His first play Googling and Fucking was presented first at a party called DrinkART. When he was spraying graffiti together with his colleagues on buildings in Liberec, as part of the promotion for their upcoming production LSDown, they were arrested by the police and had to spend one night there. This experience inspired actress Barbora Kubátová to write play The Cell. His plays are usually co-directed with likely minded theatremakers (Anna Petrželková, Adéla Stodolová, Braňo Holiček, Jan Frič).
The studio stage of the Pod Palmovkou theatre, the so-called Palmoffka, presents his plays Mickey Mouse is Dead, Strictly Confidential: Gross Indecency, and The Silence of the Beavers. For Palmoffka he also adapted popular books How to Pick up a Woman and 1000 Things that Piss me off. He also writes for A-Studio Rubín theatre and Czech Radio. He is also a party DJ. He is the 2007 recipient of Talent of the Year Prize awarded by Czech theatre critics. The World and Theatre Magazine(4/2006) published his plays The Silence of the Beavers and Googling and Fucking.