Viliam Klimáček, born 1958, Slovak Republic. After studying medicine at Charles University, Viliam Klimáček worked as a surgeon and anaesthetist, but quit after nine years and from then on devoted himself exclusively to theatre. He lives in Bratislava.

He is a six-time winner of the Alfréd Radok Prize for the best Czech or Slovakian play. Since 1985 he has been the artistic director of the alternative author’s theatre GUnaGU, for which he writes, directs and occasionally performs.

As part of the Generation Icons project, he wrote the play “Kill Hill”, which premiered in 2012 at TAG, Theatre an der Gumpendorferstraße, directed by Martina Schlegelová.

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