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Zdeněk Jecelín



1983 - 1987 High School (Gymnazium - universal type of secondary education) in Ledec nad Sazavou, CR

1987 - 1990 University of Chemistry in Prague, CR, not finished

1990 - 1993 Pedagogical University in Prague, Charles University, specialisation "mathematics - chemistry", MA degree

1993 – 1997 Department of Theatre, Art Academy in Prague (DAMU), CR, specialisation "dramaturgy of  drama", BA degree


                             Work Experience

1993 – 1998 teacher of mathematics and drama at the first private Gymnazium (secondary school) in Kolin, CR

1995 – 2002 director of the private Drama School Kolin (education of drama and danse, developing child´s personality and teamwork)

1999 - 2000 dramaturgist of staging in the Municipal Theatre in Mlada Boleslav, CR

2000 - 2002 dramaturgist of the theatre group CD-94 in the Theatre In Celetna, Prague, CR

2002 - 2004 vocational educator specialised in drama-therapy, teacher of drama in the Children´s home in Bychory, CR

2007 – 2009 dramaturgist of drama in the South Bohemian Theatre, Ceske Budejovice, CR

2005 - present artistic director, dramaturgist and director of the puppet ensemble of the South Bohemian Theatre, Ceske Budejovice, CR


I. Literaty Activities

1. author of theatre plays

Tristan and Isolda (1998), 3rd prize in the competition of The Alfred Radok Foundation, published in the magazine The World and the Theatre (Svět a divadlo n .3/2000) and in  the book 13 plays from Radok ("13 her z Radoka"), staged in Drama Studion in Ustí nad Labem, in Horacke Theatre Jihlava and in the Silezian Theatre Opava

Family Seat (Rodinné sídlo) (1999), 2nd prize in the Competition for a play for the National Theatre (1st prize was not awarded), staged in the Stavovske Theatre in Prague, published in the programme of the National Theatre Prague.

The First Opera (První opera) (2000), published by the publishing house Vetrne mlyny in the edition Contemporary Czech Drama 

Captain Fracasse (Kapitan Fracasse) (2001), staged in the Tesínsky Theatre in Cesky Tesin and the Moravian Theatre Olomouc

Satana (2004), honorable mention in the competition of The Alfréd Radok Foundation

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008), written with brother Pavel, staged in the South Bohemian Theatre

The Wild Tiger Is Jumping over the Abyss (Divoký tygr přeskakuje strž) (2012)


2. author of plays for children (all, except for the last one, have been staged by the puppet ensemble of the South Bohemian Theatre)

Mary and the Spirit of Christmas (Maruska a Duch Vanoc) (2005)

Tom-Cat in boots (Kocour v botach) (2006), special project for Revolving Theatre Cesky Krumlov

How to deal with Dragons (Jak na draky) (2006)

The Queen of Snakes (Kralovna hadu) (2007)

Kašpárek v rohlíku: Today that the Motion (Kašpárek v rohlíku: Dneska to roztocime)  (2010), special project for Revolving Theatre Cesky Krumlov

It´s Krakonos´ place! (Tady je Krakonosovo!) (2010) – for the theatre Polarka in Brno


3. fiction

Three hundred virgins for the Empire (Tri sta panen pro risi), advanturous historical novel set in the Arthurian England, published  in September 2004 by Alpress. Prague


Gemini from the Desert of Ice (Blizenci z ledove pouste), advanturous Fantasy novel with features of horror for readers aged 10 and more, published by Mlada fronta in September 2007


II. television

screenplay to Kasparek v rohliku (first run 31st December 2009 on Czech Television)