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, Drama hall
30. 11. 2021 19:00 h - 22:05 h

Schedule of performances

Tuesday 30. 11. 2021
19:00 h 22:05 h
Saturday 11. 12. 2021
19:00 h 22:05 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: 3 hrs 5 mins with one interval

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and for disease prevention, we have to block (reserve) a large number of seats in the auditorium. Every Friday we release for sale all tickets that the COVID traffic light allows for the following week. We therefore recommend that you visit our website on the Friday of the week before the performance of your choice to purchase tickets released for sale for the coming week. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to your visit!

Production Team

Directed by Roman Polák
Dramaturgy by Daniel Majling
Stage design Pavel Borák


STARÁ MAMA Ingrid Timková
LINN Rachel Šoltésová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
GUN Romana Ondrejkovičová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
INGMAR Peter Kiss (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)