The Theatre Critics’ Awards 2022
The Theatre Critics’ Awards are bestowed on the base of simple sums of votes submitted in the Svět a divadlo (World and Theatre) magazine’s survey (84 critics participated this year). The Best Production of 2022 was The Last of the Soviets, an adaptation of the book Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich, staged at the Theatre in Dlouhá Street in Prague by director Michal Vajdička (script by dramaturg Daniel Majling). Its lead actor Jan Vondráček has shared the first place in the Best Actor category for his performance of Major Alexeyev with Ivan Trojan, who played David in the Dejvické Theatre production Fifty. The award for the Best Actress of 2022 went to Pavlína Štorková for her leading role of Sylvia Plath in the production The Wife of a Published Poet at the Studio Hrdinů. The Theatre of 2022 is the Dejvické Theatre, the award for the Best New Czech Play went to Petr Zelenka for Fifty (who also staged his work at the Dejvické Theatre). The award for the Best Set Design was shared by Marek Cpin, a set designer for the production Dictionary of the Khazars (Husa na provázku Theatre) and the duo Tereza Gsöllhoferová and Eva Justichová, set designers of the immersive production Life Must Go On (Pomezí Association). The most votes in The Best Music of 2022 category went to Matouš Hejl, author of a musical section of the Theatre Association JEDL’s production OPERA IBSEN/GHOSTS. The actresses Anežka Šťastná and Zdislava Začalová were voted Talents of the Year.