Dodo Gombár

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He is a graduate of directing at the Drama and Puppetry Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. In 1996–1998 he was on his study stay at the Circle in the Square Theatre – Theatre School in Broadway in New York. In the 1990s he took part in various TV projects as a director and scriptwriter. He also worked on an animated film. In the 1999/2000 theatre season he became the artistic director of the Theatre of the Slovak National Uprising in Martin. In 2006 – 2009 he worked as the artistic director in the Town Theatre in Zlín, Czech Republic and from 2010 he works as the artistic director in Švandovo divadlo in Prague. As a director he co-operated with a number of Slovak and European theatres (Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy) and many of his productions received international awards. Sporadically he focuses on dramatic writing.

Money (Peniaze)

Cast: 6 men, 5 women

The play tells intervowen stories of various characters, that meet in the dramatic finale in a bankhall. Scenes are not sorted chronologically and gradually reveal individual stories with the common topic of money. A couple of permanently stoned losers decides with an assistance from their boss to rob a bank, a son coming home from abroad to live with his mother and is in platonic love with a bank clerk, where he works as a security man. Young woman breaks up with her older partner just before wedding, even though he has already gone to bank to obtain a loan for newly-wed. The mother gets to like a man playing harmonica in the arcade next to the bank. And finally there is a chaotic shoot-out in the robbed bank.

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