Mgr. Dana Kratochvilová, PhD.


Professional experience


Translations (Sk-Eng):

Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia
Ph.D. Aesthetics at the Art and Literary Communication Institute (2012)
Dissertation: “Sarah Kane: Creation, Perception, Interpretation”
Advisor: prof. Dagmar Inštitorisová

Faculty of Arts, University of Presov, Slovakia
Mgr., Aesthetics – English language and literature (2005)
State exams: history of theatre, music, fine arts and aesthetics, English literature, linguistics, ELT methodology

2019 – present  Gymnázium Andreja Kmeťa Banská Štiavnica

                               Secondary grammar school English language teacher at a bilingual department

Teaching Arts and Culture in English

2013 – 2014         Language school Larus Banská Štiavnica

2008 – 2012         Academy of Arts, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

assistant professor (teaching creative theatre seminar, history of literature for the first year students, translating seminar, English)

organizing student poetry evenings, managing staging possibilities of their plays, working in the team of the international student theatre festival ARTORIUM


October 2009       Art Therapy (international theatre festival focused on community theatre with a topic of war territories)  Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

working in the organizational team, interpreting for the multilingual audience (discussions with theatre makers, filmmakers, actors etc.)


Sept 2008 – present Slovak Radio: RadioART, studio Banská Bystrica, Košice, Batislava

author of short radio documentaries


July 2009, July 2008 EAC English Language School, Ramsgate, UK, Carmarthen, Wales

                               English language teacher for multi-national groups of juniors, using drama in education  

“Sarah Kane” – a monograph published within the project Theatre-interactivity-performativity-discourse (Nitra: Art and Literary Communication Institute, 2013)


“Limping in the footsteps of Sarah Kane” - a book review, the Slovak Theatre Journal (Bratislava: the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2010)


“Authorial strategies of Sarah Kane in her play Crave” - a conference contribution, Theatre-interactivity-performativity-discourse (Nitra: Art and Literary Communication Institute, 2008)


Love me or Kill me – the traces of Artaudian theatre of cruelty in the play by Sarah Kane-Cleansed

Slovak Theatre Journal (Bratislava: the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2007)


 “Towards the features of classical drama in the works of Sarah Kane” - a conference contribution,” Today and here: Classical drama and the education of young artists” (Banská Bystrica: Academy of Arts, 2007) 


 “Nobody wants to listen to such storythe Slovak Theatre Journal (Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2006)

Ján Šimko: The last historical mission of the young generation, CD and web Slovak drama in translation, (Bratislava: the Theatre Institute, 2010,


Kamil Žiška: And we shall whisper, subtitles for the New Drama Festival, Bratislava 2010


Adam Hanuljak: Schoolmates, subtitles for the documentary about the performance titled Schoolmates (cultural centre Stanica Žilina- Zárečie, International project 68-89 – Theatre. Time. History. , 2010)


William Saroyan: The Cave Dwellers, literary translation for the purposes of student performance (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, premiere 16.12. 2009)