(*1931), Czech Republic
Jiří Suchý, a legend of arts in the Czech Republic, is a theatre actor, musician, lyricist, singer, poet, composer, writer, filmmaker, graphic designer, artist, theatre director, comedian and collector. He cofounded the Na Zábradlí Theatre. He has collaborated with Miroslav Horníček and Ivan Vyskočil. Later, he formed a famous duo with Jiří Šlitr and together they founded the Semafor Theatre. He is the coauthor of many comedies, cabarets and musicals, such as Man from the Attic (Člověk z půdy), Zuzana is Home Alone (Zuzana je sama doma), Jonáš a tingltangl, A Walk Worthwhile, and many others. He starred in Miloš Forman’s film Audition and worked on the musical If a Thousand Clarinets. A mere list of the theatre, film, television, music, literary and artistic works of this incredibly prolific and versatile author could fill a book on its own. Jiří Suchý’s many awards include the 2nd Grade Medal of Merit or the 1st Grade Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.