Ondřej MACL (*24. 12. 89, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic)
Andrew, Andreas, Андре, , أندرو, 安德鲁… with a weird last name.
His experimental book Miluji svou babičku víc než mladé dívky (“I Love My Granny More Than Young Women”) won Jiří Orten Award 2018 organised by the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. The book develops his diploma thesis about the variances of Eros in the history of European literature defended at the Charles University in Prague (MA, comparative literature). Part of his second book K čemu jste na světě (“What you were born for”) was translated to English by David Vichnar.
Currently he studies authorial acting at the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague. He also spent some time at the European House Bordeaux-Aquitaine (an year), at Paris-Sorbonne IV (a half year), at Escola Superior Teatro e Cinema in Lisbon (a half year) or at TAKT Artist Residency Berlin (a month).
Together with Anna Luňáková, they organise cabarets, rituals, thematic walks… And due to success at university theatre festivals in France and in Morocco, they founded the artistic platform “Nothing Is A Problem Here”.
His experience includes also art criticism, poetry slam or social work tourism.