doc. Jan Hančil



2013 – present           Rector of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

2006 - 2013     Dean of the Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

1997 - 2007     Literary manager, National Theatre in Prague .

2005                Acquired academic title: docent (assistant professor) in dramaturgy

2004 -             Lecturer on British and American modern theatre and drama

1993 - 2006     Part time teacher at Theatre Faculty of the Academy of  Performing Arts, Dept. of Authorial acting and pedagogy

1994 - 1997    Producer of the Theatre Studio Ypsilon in Prague.

1991 - 1994    Secretary for international activities in the Franz Kafka Society of Prague.

1991                Two months stay at The Queen Mary and Westfield College in London – specializing in modern English drama.

1989 - 1991    English Teacher, Translator

1988 - 1993     Studies at Faculty of Drama, AMU, Prague, specializing in dramaturgy and authorship

1987 - 1989    Dramaturge, Municipal Centre, Trutnov

Dramaturge of National Theatre (Drama)

Oleanna by D. Mamet (1998), Master and Margaret by M. Bulgakov (also co-author of adaptation, 1998), Hamlet by W.Shakespeare (1999),Bailegangaire by T. Murphy (2000), Death of Hippodamia by J.Vrchlický (adaptation, 2000), The Weir by C. McPherson (also translation, 2000), Entertainer by J. Osborn (2001), The Dresser by R. Harwood (2001), Final Countdown by Turrini (2002), The Lantern by A. Jirásek (2002), The Family Estate by Z. Jecelín (2002), Faust, My Breast My Helmet by W. Schwab (2003), The Country by M.Crimp (2003), Coriolanus by W. Shakespeare (2003), The Temptation by V. Havel (2004), The Last Tape by S. Beckett (2004), Some Voices by J. Penhall (2004), The School for Scandal by R.B. Sheridan (2004), Arabian Nights-the Sand Stories (2004) Virginiaby E. O’Brien (2005), Arkadia by T. Stoppard (2005) Fewer Emergencies by M. Crimp (2006), Don in the Manger by L. de Vega (2006), Sweet Bird of Youth by T. Williams (2007), Three Lives of Vlasta Chramostová (2006)

Selected articles (in Czech)

Osobnostní herectví a jevištní osobnost in Osobnostní herectví a cesta k němu, sborník z kolokvia, 2009

Alternativy – performance – improvizace in Herectví v alternativních divadelních formách, Jan Císař, ed., 2010

Charisma a jeho herec, DISK 30, 2009

Scénická přítomnost v zrcadle historie, DISK 30, 2009

Autor-autorství-autorizace, DISK 32, 2010

K diváckým strategiím dialogického jednání, DISK 34, 2010

Portrét dramatika jako mladého muže, DISK 36, 2011

‚Dramatický text jako partner‘ in Psychosomatické disciplíny v teorii a praxi, Brkola, 2011

Herectví a charisma in Sláva a bída Herectví, DISK velká řada, 2013

Dramaturgie pro jednadvacáté století, (příspěvek ve sborníku, DAMU, 2013)


Editor of the Bulletin of Franz Kafka Society of Prague (1992 - 93), editor of the Proceedings from the Seminar on Anti-Semitism, 1993), editor of the Studio Ypsilon Publishers: Ways of the Modern Drama by Zdeněk Hořínek, Shifting Point by Peter Brook and The Magic of the Puppet by Henryk Jurkowski., Games and People by Roger Caillois to name the few.

Editor of program books of National Theatre Drama as part of dramaturgy.

Artistic Translations:

Richard Nelson: Two Shakespearean Actors (drama, produced in the National Theatre, 1995)

Canfield - Wells: 100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in Classroom (Portál, 1995)

Steven Tesich: On the Open Road (drama - unpublished)

Peter Brook:The Shifting Point (collected essays, Studio Ypsilon Publishers, 1996)

Larry Shue: The Foreigner (drama, produced in ABC theatre, 1998)

Simon Gray: Life Support (drama, translated summer 1998, unpublished)

Conor McPherson:The Weir (drama, produced in the National Theatre, Prague, February 2000)

Conor McPherson: St Nicolas (drama, 2000, unpublished)

Marina Carr: The Mai(drama, 2000)

Ronald Harwood: The Dresser (drama, 2000)

David Auburn: Proof  (drama, 2001)

Charlotte Jones: Humble Boy (drama, 2002)

R.B.Sheridan: The School for Scandal (drama, 2004)

Joe Penhall: Some Voices (2003)

Alan Ayckbourn: Private Fears in Public Spaces (2005)

William Nicholson: The Retreat from Moscow (2005)

Simon Stephens: On the Shore of the Wide World (2006)

Stephen Jeffreys: Libertine (2008)

Edward Bond: Saved (2009)

Graham Linehan: The Ladykillers (2013)

Director of Devised Projects of collaborative theatre at the Dept. of Authorial Acting

Forget the Faust (2010), Father or All I Can Do Tought me Dad (2011), Visiting the Three Sisters (2012), Struggle (2012), Heaven on Earth (2013), The Spirit of the Place (2013), Work (2014), Mother (2014) Journey to people (2015)

Teacher (courses)

Dialogical Interaction with Inner Partner

Authorial Acting


American Theatre

Memberships in Boards

Artistic and Scientific Board of VSMU, Bratislava, Slovakia

Artistic Board of Theatre Faculty, Janacek Academy of Performing Arts, Brno

Stanislavski Centre, Rose Bruford College London, Advisory Board, member

Board of Guarantees, National Theatre Prague, chairman

Smart Cities Prague, member

EFFE – Festivals Hub in Czech Republic, member of committee