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About Me

Marianna Stránská
About Me

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The stage and costume designer, multimedia artist and screenwriter born in 1986 in Prague.
After graduated from high school “PORG” in Prague she was accepted at the Saint Martin`s Collage in London, but she continued her studies
at the Academy of Drama (DAMU) in Prague at the Department of Alternative and Puppet Theatre. Her training included a year at Real
Esquela Superior de Arte Dramatico (RESAD) in Madrid under a professor José Raymond. Currently she is finishing under supervision of
professor Miroslav Klíma a PhD thesis at the Theatre and Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where she
worked as an assistant pedagogy for the 1st year at the Scenography and Documentary department.

Works as a set designer, costume designer, dramatist, multimedia artist and puppet-master with TV and film directors in the Czech Republic,
France, Slovenia and the USA. Also works on installations and the creation of interactive exhibitions and is a member of the creative group
Orbis pictus aneb….

In 2013 she was nominated for the main national film prize, the Czech Lion, for the costumes for the historic film by Petr Nikolaev Cyril a
Metoděj – Apoštolové Slovanů.
Frequently collaborates as costume designer with opera stage director Arnaud Bernard. She has created costumes for Tosca at the Prague
National Theatre and Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra de Lausanne. At the Mariinsky Theatre, Marianna worked on costume design for I vespri
siciliani (2017) and La fanciulla del West (2019).

She designed sets, costumes and puppets for stage productions both in Czech Republic and abroad with film and theatre directors in the Czech
Republic and abroad (Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Swiss, Russia, France and the USA). Collaborated with directors Jiří Havelka, Ondřej Spišák,
Veronica Poldauf Riedlbauchová, Linda Dušková, David Velez Martinez, puppeteer Matija Solce, choreographer Barbora Látalová and others.
She works as a stage designer for companies as theatre VOSTO5, Theater ANPU, Cirque Mlejn, Theater Ponec, BraTři v Triku & Holektiv and for
Nomadic Theatre Žebřiňák of which she is co-founder and chairwoman (under a family association STRANSKY ART COMPANY). This project
produces author performances touring theatre rack wagon, which exports theatre to the outskirts of the Czech Republic and Germany.

2019 recently proceeding another piece La fanciulla del West at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg
2018 Simone Boccanegra at Opéra de Lausanne
directed by Arnaud Bernard
2017 costume design for Verdi‘s Vespri Siciliani at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg
directed by Arnaud Bernard
2015 design and implementation of costumes for Puccini‘s Tosca
at the National Theatre in Prague directed by Arnaud Bernard

Recently she collaborated as costume designer with her uncle Matěj Forman on a show Circus show BOŽENA at La fabrika THeatre in Prague.
With director Veronika Poldauf Riedlbauchová she realized two Circus-Physical theatre The River side 2012 and tTHE HUNT 2017
In 2008-2010 she created together with director Matija Solce two productions for the National Puppet Theatre in Ljubljana, Slovenia
(CABARET LUKNJA, puppet cabaret motives Carroll‘s Alice in Wonderland and Scorpio MUSICIANS). And In 2017 with the director Zoran
Petrović she created a complete design for a new puppeteer project MASINERIJA.

2018 nominated for the Czech Lion Award for a documentary movie „The White World According to Daliborek“ as an art director and co-
screenwriter with director Vít Klusák (premier at Karlovy Vary Film Festival and was selected at IDFA Master Selection 2017)
2014 nominated for the Czech Lion Award Czech Film and Television Academy Award for the best costumes for the film Cyril and Methodius.

Since 2010, she is a member of the art group Orbis Pictus (expositions in Prague, Brno, Zlín, Linz and New York (2012))


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costume sketches

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Nomadic Theatre Žebřiňák






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Two minutes sketch 2009
  • scenographer
  • costume designer
  • puppeteer
  • multimedia artist