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Dušan David Pařízek studied acting and directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. The Prague Chamber Theatre, which he founded in 1998 and directed until 2012, has become the most prestigious stage in the country, has been voted Czechs Theatre of the Year by critics on several occasions and has been invited to numerous international guest performances. Pařízek has received numerous awards for his work and has attracted attention beyond the borders of the country with premieres of texts by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Heiner Müller, Werner Schwab, Elfriede Jelinek, Peter Handke and Thomas Bernhard. He repeatedly adapted works by Franz Kafka, Robert Musil or Jaroslav Hašek for the stage. His special focus of reflecting the changing coexistence of nation states in the heart of Europe in his work, culminated in the years 2008 to 2011 in the Central Europe project: one Czech, one German and one Austrian season. For his work as a director and owner of the theatre directorship, Pařízek has been awarded with the renowned Alfréd Radok Prize four times in the Czech Republic (2007, 2009 and 2011 - now the Prize of Czech Theatre Critics), the MAX Prize of the Allianz Cultural Foundation (2007 and 2008) and the Prize of the Prague theatre newspaper Divadelní noviny (2012, 2013 and 2016).

Since 2002 Pařízek has regularly directed plays in German-speaking countries such as the Schauspiel Köln, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Salzburg Festival, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, Vienna Burgtheater, Schauspiel Hannover and Schauspielhaus Bochum. Usually, he is also responsible for his stage designs. His Faust 1-3 at the Zurich Schauspielhaus (Goethe's tragedies together with the secondary drama FaustIn and out by Elfriede Jelinek) was invited to the Berliner Autorentheatertage in 2012 and to the Mülheimer Theatertage in 2013. His world premiere production of Wolfram Lotz's Die lächerliche Finsternis at the Burgtheater Vienna has received several awards in 2015: Invitation to the Berlin Theatertreffen, Nestroy Theatre Prize as the best German-language performance, Production of the Year and Stage Design of the Year in the german theatre crticis journal Theater heute. In 2018 Pařízek was awarded with the Nestroy for best director (Vor Sonnenaufgang by Ewald Palmetshofer to Gerhart Hauptmann, Burgtheater Vienna). Iphigenie in the 2018/2019 season was his first production at Schauspielhaus Bochum.

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