Kateřina Menclerová


Kateřina Menclerová was born in Karviná under the sign of Gemini in 1985 but spent a larger part of her life in Moravian Wallachia, before moving to Brno. There, she studied Czech and media studies at Masaryk University and, later, dramaturgy at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in the studio of Professor Václav Cejpek. During her studies, she worked at Host publishing house, where she edited translated fiction.
Her first dramatization, a production of Pushkin's 
Eugene Onegin, was at the City Theatre of Zlín, led by artistic director Hana Mikolášková and directed by Juraj Augustín. In 2016, she began collaborating with the Petr Bezruč Theatre in Ostrava (under the direction of Janka Ryšánek Schmiedtová), where she took up an engagement and where over three seasons as dramaturge and author of original dramatizations she made a significant contribution to creating the distinctive profile of the theatre.
When she’s not working or reading, she’s lying in the grass, staring at the sky, trying not to think about ticks. If she wasn't a dramaturge, she’d be an editor. If she couldn’t be an editor, she’d choose to be a florist. She admires the many superhuman abilities of the people around her, but of all these superheroes, it seems none has yet acquired the ability to teleport. So if she had one wish, it would be for everyone to have this skill. She joined the String in 2019.

photo: KIVA