Scenes from the Life of Director (Ingmar Bergman)

Roman Polák

Scenes from the Life of Director (Ingmar Bergman)


A production about the cathartic power of theatre.

The new SND building, Studio

Schedule of performances

Saturday 5. 10. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Saturday 16. 11. 2024
19:00 h 21:50 h
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Ingmar Bergman is among the foremost and most influential stage and film directors of the 20th century. The play that draws from his memoirs and scripts, as well as the accounts of his colleagues captures Bergman as directing a stage play. The story touches upon the very core of artistic work and theatre, the very nature of the vocation of the director: by fighting his own demons Bergman attempted to identify the demons that tormented the entire society. The production is yet another contribution to the SND centenary celebrations. It intertwines Bergman’s personal issues he had with his parents, partners and colleagues, and those he faced, as director, in his art when conceiving his works. Can theatre prove cathartic?

Running time: 2 hrs 50 mins with one interval

Première June 18, 2021
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Production Team

Stage Director Roman Polák
Dramaturgy by Daniel Majling
Stage Design Pavel Borák
Costumes Design Peter Čanecký


OLD MOTHER Ingrid Timková
Death Daniel Fischer (as a guest)
GUN Romana Ondrejkovičová (as a guest)
HANNES Lukáš Herc (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
INGMAR Peter Kiss (as a guest)