Doc. Mgr. et MgA. Michal Čunderle, Ph.D.


Michal Čunderle is active as a theatre scholar, author, editor, and authorial actor. He has been studying and teaching (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner and Speech Education at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU) for nearly 20 years. He has written for and edited numerous anthologies and books; contributes regularly to theatre journals and literary magazines. He has authored a books of theatre studies and of fairy tales and a (screen)plays for children, which have been presented in Czech theatres, on Czech TV and Czech Radio. He also performs with Jan Zich in their own authorial works.


1990 – 1996 Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, Czech Language and Literature

– Theatre Studies (master’s thesis: Dramatický text v pojetí Ivana Vyskočila / The Dramatic Text in the Manner of Ivan Vyskočil; Mgr.)

1994 – 1995 Semester studies at the Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Vienna

1996 – 2001 Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Brno, Theatre Studies (doctoral thesis:

Ivan Vyskočil – cesty ke hře / Ivan Vyskočil –ways towards playing: awarded the Václav Königsmark Ph.D.Prize)

1997 – 2000 Theatre Faculty, Prague, Authorial Acting (master’s thesis: Tělovost

řeči / The Corporeality of Speech; MgA.)

2013 – Habilitace, Dialogy řeči / Dialogues of Speech

Work experience

1996 – 1997, Press analyst at Prezident Václav Havel’s Office

1997 – 2002, Editor of the journal Řečiště

1999 – present day, Teacher at the Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy of the Theatre Faculty, from 2013 Head of the Department

2005 – present day, Editor and co-owner of the publishing house Brkola (with Jan Zich)

2006 – 2014, Vice-Dean for Pedagogical Affairs and Research and Development Activity at DAMU


Hra školou. Dvakrát Ivan Vyskočil / Playing as School. Two texts about Ivan Vyskočil. Praha: Nakladatelství Studia Ypsilon, 2001.

O řeči / About Speech. Praha: Brkola, 2012.

Dialogy řeči / Dialogues of Speech. Praha: Brkola, 2013.

3x Ivan Vyskočil (s Přemyslem Rutem a Evou Slavíkovou) / 3x Ivan Vyskočil (with Přemysl Rut and Eva Slavíková). Praha: Brkola, 2013.

Jak byla vosa Marcelka ráda, že je / How Wasp Marcelka Was So Pleased That She Is. Praha: Brkola, 2005, 2012 and 2014 (German).

Škola ve mlejně / The School at the Mill. Praha: Albatros, 2011.

Jak Mařenka a Boženka koukaly / How Mařenka and Boženka Stared, Praha: Albatros, 2011.

Bubela / Bubela. Praha: Brkola, 2013.