Petr Kolecko, born in 1984 in the Czech Republic, studied dramaturgy and dramatic writing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
His play “Britney Goes to Heaven” (2006) was produced by Divadlo Petra Bezruce. It was translated into English and performed by the Immigrants Theatre at the New York Public Theatre in December 2007.
In 2008 he had a one-month international residency at the Royal Court Theatre London. Since 2008 he has been Artistic Director at one of Prague’s best suburban theatres, A-studio Rubín. The theatre has already produced five of his plays, including “Kauza Salome”, which was nominated for the prestigious Alfred Radok Award for the best Czech play in 2009.
Most recently, he has collaborated with director Tomás Svoboda: “Jaromir Jágr, Kladenák” is inspired by the figure of the famous Czech ice hockey player of the same name, while “Pornohvezdy” is a musical set in the world of the porn industry.
As part of the Generation Icons project, he wrote the play “Pokerface”, which premiered at the GUnaGU theatre in Bratislava in 2012 under the direction of Hans Escher.
As part of the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN, he wrote the episode “Kekse und Keller” for the writing project NEUROPA.