THE ZITKOVA GODDESSES

The play is an adaptation of Kateřina Tučková’s novel about a family of gifted women healers from the White Carpathian region. These “goddesses” were able to heal people, give them advice, and see the future. Their story is intertwined with a fascinating fate of Dora Idesová, a researcher and the last member of the old dynasty, who is trying to solve the mystery of its downfall. The fascinating detective story about searching for roots is now performed in several theatres.

The Divadlo pod Palmovkou Theatre

  • Dramatized and directed by: Michal Lang
  • Dramaturgy: Ladislav Stýblo
  • Premiere: 2018
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website

The Brno City Theatre

  • Dramatized and directed by: Dodo Gombár
  • Dramaturgy: Martina Kinská
  • Premiere: 2017
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website

The Zlín City Theatre

  • Dramatized and directed by: Dodo Gombár
  • Dramaturgy: Vladimír Fekar
  • Performed in 2014–2017

THE EXPULSION OF GERTA SCHNIRCH

The adaptation of Kateřina Tučková’s novel The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch is a tragic story of a human life broken by historical events, the guilt of the Czechs and Germans, and forgiving and understanding. It is based on real historical events, which took place during the expulsion of Czech Germans from Brno in 1945. In 2015, the production won the Divadelní noviny Award for the Production of the Year and Sára Venclovská, the actress playing Gerta Schnirch, was nominated for the Divadelní noviny Award for the Best Female Actor.

The HaDivadlo Theatre in Brno

  • Dramatized and directed by: Marián Amsler
  • Dramaturgy: Marie Špalová
  • Premiere: 2014
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website

3D Company in the Jára Cimrman Theatre

  • Directed by: Diana Šoltýsová
  • Premiere: 11/2019
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website

VITKA

Kateřina Tučková and director Anna Petrželková Davidová present the life story of Vítězslava Kaprálová, a composer, conductor and femme fatale from Brno. The play is about the breath-taking rise of a young woman who was able to break into the domain still dominated by men. Her life was a fascinating mixture of exceptional talent, hard work, broad-mindedness, boisterousness and passion that shocked the people around her. Had she not died so young, she would become one of the most famous women in Czech history. Tereza Marečková, the actress playing Vitka, was awarded the Divadelní noviny Award for the Talent of the Year 2018; the play was also short-listed for the Production of the Year Award 2018.

The Husa na Provázku Theatre

  • Directed by: Anna Petrželková Davidová
  • Script: Kateřina Tučková
  • Dramaturgy: Lucie Němečková
  • Premiere: 2018
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website
  • Photos from the performance are available here

BROTHER OF SLEEP

This fascinating love story of Elias Alder, an exceptionally talented boy who was in love with his cousin Elsbeth, is a theatre adaptation of Brother of Sleep by Austrian author Robert Schneider. Kateřina Tučková dramatized the novel for the Švanda Theatre in Prague. In a remote village community, anything exceptional, even a genius, is suspicious. Elias can see and experience sounds and hear distant heartbeats and old sins. And he is able to transform everything into unearthly music.

The Švanda Theatre

  • Directed by: Dodo Gombár
  • Script: Kateřina Tučková
  • Dramaturgy: Martina Kinská
  • Premiere: 2018
  • The dates of upcoming performances are available on the theatre website

ALSO LOS GERTA

This documentary presents the circumstances of the “Brno Death March” in 1945, which had been kept secret for a long time. During this event, German women, children and elderly people were chased out from their homes. Kateřina Tučková interviews the survivors and witnesses of the march who were allowed to stay in Czechoslovakia and experts present their opinions and findings related to the Czech-German post-war reconciliation.

  • Script and directed by: Tomáš Měšťan
  • The trailer is available here
  • In Czech and German, 57 minutes
  • (C) IDF 2010

THE CHILDREN OF THE VELVET REVOLUTION

The portrait of Kateřina Tučková is part of the documentary cycle The Children of Velvet produced by the Czech Television. It presents Kateřina Tučková’s life and the background of her literary work, namely the novels The Žítková Goddesses and The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch.

  • Script and directed by: Adéla Sirotková
  • Dramaturgy: Eva Langšádlová
  • The documentary is available here
  • In Czech, 26 minutes
  • (C) Czech Television 2014

MOVIE

The Czech Television is currently preparing a film adaptation of Kateřina Tučková’s novel The Expulsion of Gerta Schnirch in co-production with Negativ.

Directed by: Alice Nellis