David Janošek has always been interested in puppet theatre - he used to design and produce puppets and then he played with them. His second hobby was dancing. He studied furniture and interior design at the Secondary School of Art and Design in Brno, but during his studies he realized he would like to focus on theatre and stage design. He graduated in 2009, creating a stage setting for the play Rusalka. Then he studied conservation and restoration of furniture and non-polychromed wood carving at the Higher Professional School in Brno and graduated in 2012. Apart from this, in 2011 he started studying acting at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno under the supervision of Oxana Smilková (associate professor). His graduation performance was the role of Salvador Dalí in 2015. In the same year, he has become a member of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre drama company, and at the same time he started studying stage design. Since 2012 he has created many great stage settings for the Orlí Street Theatre / Musically Dramatic Lab of JAMU in Brno: Medea, Les Larmes de couteau, Zhasnutí, Impresário v koncích, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Merrily We Roll Along, Kinovály, Orpheus and Eurydice, The Magic Flute. He designed the costumes forthe play The Spire performed at the BuranTeatr in Brno. Since 2016 he has also worked for the National Theatre in Brno - Swan Lake, Le Comte Ory, and for the Stará Aréna theatre in Ostrava - stage settings for the plays Christmas at the Ivanovs, A Play About A Handkerchief, Peking Duck. He is the author of the stage design of Kuritsa (Hen) played at the Chamber Theatre Arena. In 2016 he created the stage settings for Titus2: Revenge of the Fallen which was a part of the Shakespeare Ostrava project and it took place in the Černá louka market area.
Now it is the first time when he creates the set design at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre. Outside acting and stage design, he focuses on wood carving, film and TV production, and teaching.
(Last update: December 2017)