In her research, Klára Škrobánková focuses mostly on the theory of adaptation and intertextuality, she is especially interested in Shakespearean adaptations and inspirations in the Czech opera in the second half of 20th century. Klára also researches German-speaking theatre in the Czech lands – the issues of theatre historiography, documentation and archiving of theatre materials are important parts of her studies.
She studies in a doctoral programme at the Department of Theatre Studies (Masaryk University Brno), in her doctoral thesis she focuses on the theatre culture of Silesia in 17th and 18th century. She graduated English and American Studies and Theatre Studies at Masaryk University. She spent one semester at University of Vienna (Austria) and is still conducting her research in Viennese archives.
In 2015 she participated in Summer School of Ancient Greek Theatre and Drama in Lavrio and Epidauros (Greece), organized by the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama. Klára spent some time researching at the University of Wroclaw (Poland).
Since August 2017 she works at the Institute for Theatre Research at Janacek´s Academy of Music and Performing Arts.
She presented her research about opera, as well as about 17th century theatre, on many local and international conferences. Since 2014 she collaborates with the Gypsywood Players, a theatre group at the Department of English and American Studies (Masaryk University Brno).
Head of the International Relations Office at JAMU Theatre Faculty. Her main focus is on relations and cooperation with international partners and partner universities as well as on international projects. At present, she specialises on the improvement of bilateral partnerships and hosting cultural exchanges.
Theatre dramaturge and theatrologist. As the dean of JAMU Theatre Faculty from 1990 to 1996 and again from 2002 to 2008 he was closely involved in organising regular international research and doctoral conferences at the faculty. He co-founded HaDivadlo, an experimental company, where he worked as a dramaturge from 1974 to 1996. From 1997 to 2002 he held a post of the artistic director of the drama ensemble at the National Theatre in Prague. From 2009 to 2013 he also worked as a dramaturge at Divadlo Husa na provázku (Theatre Goose on a String) in Brno. He has written articles and studies about authorial and studio theatres, which have been collected in the book Téma: autorské divadlo (Theme: Authorial Theatre). He documented the work of HaDivadlo in the books HaDivadlo (hry, scénáře, studie, dokumenty) – HaDivadlo (Plays, Scripts, Studies and Documents), Bylo jich pět a půl (There Were Five and a Half of Them) and Hvězdy nad Kabinetem múz (Stars above the Cabinet of the Muses). With Petr Oslzlý he co-authored the book Společný projekt Cesty (křižovatky, jízdní řády, setkání) – The Common Project Roads (Crossroads, Timetables, Encounters). In 2016, he published the monograph Fenomén Hvězdy na vrbě (The Stars on a Willow Phenomenon).
Associated Professor at JAMU Theatre Faculty, where he is also currently employed as the Secretary of the Ph.D. study programme. He graduated in radio and television dramaturgy and scriptwriting from JAMU (2000) and he was awarded his Ph.D. in dramatic arts there in 2008. The topic of his doctoral thesis was concerned with performance studies. He worked as a dramaturge for Czech Television (documentary programs on theatre and literature, TV movies and series) and he also has extensive experience as a screenwriter of television films and series for various Czech TV stations. As a staff member at the JAMU Theatre Faculty he teaches creative writing, television genres, scriptwriting, and Czech TV history. His research interests focus on the history of Czech television films and series. His latest monograph was examining the history of television drama in the Brno Studio of Czechoslovak Television in the years 1961–1991 (2013) and he is currently working on a similar monograph discussing the production of the Ostrava Studio of Czechoslovak TV.