Viliam Dočolomanský


Viliam Docolomansky, photo Guto Muniz

photo Guto Muniz

Viliam Dočolomanský after graduating at JAMU in Brno and gaining a doctor’s degree at Prague DAMU, he has worked as guest director in diverse theatres around Czech Republic and Slovakia. He set out for Andalusia with a couple of young actors. Out of this expedition his first independent project was born which later, in 2002, served as basis for the International Theatre Studio Farm in the Cave. The company has gained reputation as a modern laboratory for performers working on the border of genres – dance and music theatre.

Dočolomanský leads a number of international projects (Korea, Slovakia, Brasil). He regularly gives workshops and lectures (Tisch School in New York, Congress Ecum in Brasil etc.). He has created or co-created music for all of Farm in the Cave’s productions. Since 2011 he worked on a film adaptation of Waiting Room with the producer Čestmír Kopecký (although, unfortunately, the project has not been carried out in the end). 

Dočolomanský and Farm in the Cave are holders of important awards, among them New European Realities, Total Theatre Award, Fringe First Award, The Grand Prix Golden Laurel Wreath Award, Herald Angel Award, Alfréd Radok Award, Respekt Weekly Award for the strongest theatre production, Sazka, and Theatre Journal Award. In 2011 and 2012 Farm in the Cave was shortlisted for the National Award of the Ministry of Culture for major contributions to theatre.