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Tomáš Kubínek's internationally acclaimed solo performances play to packed theaters around the world. After a sold-out run on Broadway, The New York Times lauded his work as "Absolutely expert!"

"Hilarious and enormously talented!" trumpeted England's Time Out, after appearances at London's Royal Festival Hall.

A collision of theatre and music-hall, his exuberant one-man show is equal parts comic brilliance, virtuosic vaudeville and irrresistible charm.

"Physical Poet and Verbal Acrobat!
Needless Risk-Taker...Professor of Fantastically Useless Inventions...Arduous Advocate of The Commonplace Miracle.
Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible..."

EARLY YEARS

Tomáš Kubínek - (toh-mawsh koo-bee-neck), was born in Prague and at the age of three was smuggled out of the country by his parents to escape the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

After two months in a refugee camp in Austria, the Kubínek family was granted asylum in Canada and it was there, in St. Catharines, Ontario, that Tomáš, age 5, witnessed his first circus.

He became passionately interested in clowns, circus, theater and magic and his perplexed yet well-adjusted parents took him to see every show that passed through town.

At age 9 he presented his first performance before a circle of elderly magicians. By age 13 he had an agent. He performed in coffee-houses between folk-music acts and while still in his teens, he made his circus debut with a Brazilian clown duo as the rear half of a two-person horse. There was no turning back...

Working any and all jobs related to showbiz, the enterprising Mr. Kubínek was able to save money and travel to Europe to study with some of the world's greatest teachers of theatre including; Monika Pagneaux, Pierre Byland, Jaques Lecoq and Boleslav Polívka.

These studies, combined with his own tireless experiments in the art of live performance, led to the creation of his award-winning solo stage shows which play to capacity crowds at theaters, international arts festivals, and in televison broadcasts throughout the world.

OTHER APPEARANCES

Besides his solo work, Mr. Kubínek has had the great fortune of working with brilliantly talented theatre artists around the globe. He has been featured on Czech National Television with the celebrated actor and clown Boleslav Polívka on Mr. Polívka's annual TV Specials.

With writer and comedian Frank van Keeken he has performed in numerous guerilla-style absurdist theater sketches at the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles.

With Britain's THE RIGHT SIZE physical theatre company Mr. Kubínek created "MOOSE", a surreal comedy about three men braving the elements of the Arctic Tundra. The play toured europe for one year and received Time Out Magazine's #1 Critic's Choice Award.

With director, writer and clown Jim Jackson, Mr. Kubínek co-created and starred in "BED" , a solo show about the nightmarish adventures of an insomniac cabaret artist imprisoned in his hotel room.

Mr. Kubínek has appeared with the U.S. theatrical circus CIRCUS FLORA. As "guest villain", he masterminded an elephant kidnapping, terrorized spectators and later plummeted 40 feet into the ring after fencing on the high-wire with Tino Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas.

Mr. Kubínek has also worked as a director, collaborating on the work of other solo artists and theater companies. Most recently he co-created and directed "NOT YET, AT ALL" , a one-woman show starring Edith Tankus.

AWARDS

Mr. Kubínek is the recipient of numerous international awards including; The Moers Comedy Prize from The International Comedy Arts Festival in Germany, The Schneestern Award from the International Festival of Humor in Arosa, Switzerland, and The Samuel Beckett Theatre Award from The Dublin Theater Festival in Ireland.

Perhaps his most illustrious award is "The Gold Fly-Swatter". He was proclaimed International Grand Champion of Housefly-Catching at the Moucheville Open in Moravia, beating competitors from twelve other nations.

PROFESSOR KUBÍNEK HAS BEEN SPOTTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS AMONG MANY OTHERS...

TEATRO GOLDONI, VENICE, ITALY
THE NEW VICTORY THEATER, NEW YORK
HANCHER AUDITORIUM, IOWA CITY
PURCELL ROOM, SOUTH BANK CENTER, LONDON
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HONG KONG
THE DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL, IRELAND
THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
ZELLERBACH PLAYHOUSE, BERKELEY
SASCH HALL, FLORENCE, ITALY
THE SINGAPORE ARTS FESTIVAL
THE PARAMOUNT THEATER, BOSTON
HOLLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS, OMAHA
JYVÄSKYLÄ ARTS FESTIVAL, FINLAND
TEATRO PIRANDELLO, SICILY
TEATRO ANGRENSE, TERCEIRA, PORTUGAL
TEATRO DIMITRI, SWITZERLAND
ASAHI HALL, TOKYO, JAPAN
THEATRE DES CELESTINS, LYON, FRANCE
THE ARTS FESTIVAL OF ATLANTA
THE BRIGHTON ARTS FESTIVAL, ENGLAND
THE WORLD EXPOSITION, SEVILLA, SPAIN
THE TALIESIN CENTER, SWANSEA, WALES
BEEKMAN AUDITORIUM, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
SANTA FE STAGES, NEW MEXICO
THE ANNENBERG CENTER, PHILADELPHIA
THE DAWSON CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL, YUKON
THE BABORO FESTIVAL, GALWAY, IRELAND
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO
FESTIVAL OF HUMOR, MADRID, SPAIN
ANCHORAGE ARTS CENTRE, ALASKA
HUMOROLOGIE FESTIVAL, BELGIUM
LINZ KULTUR FESTIVAL, AUSTRIA
THE KRANNERT CENTER, ILLINOIS
THE EMPIRE CENTER, ALBANY, NEW YORK
THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
FOOLSPROOF HUMOR FESTIVAL, SEATTLE
CRATERIAN GINGER ROGERS THEATER, OREGON
JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER THEATER, SHEBOYGAN
THE LIED CENTER, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
PREMIERE DANCE THEATER, TORONTO, CANADA
MACON OPERA HOUSE, MACON, GEORGIA
SHEA'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, BUFFALO
EARLVILLE OPERA HOUSE, NEW YORK
OSH KOSH OPERA HOUSE, WISCONSIN
STEVENS CENTER, WINST-SALEM, N.CAROLINA
BOMHARD THEATER, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, PHOENIX
OCEAN REEF CULTURAL CENTER, KEY LARGO
AROSA HUMOR FESTIVAL, SWITZERLAND
PIAZZA FESTIVAL, AUGSBURG, GERMANY
IMPULSE 13, DORNBIRN, AUSTRIA
COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL, MOERS, GERMANY
PITTSBURGH FIRST NIGHT, PENNSYLVANIA
THE RITZ THEATER, TALLADEGA, ALABAMA
CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, ST. LOUIS
ADMIRAL THEATER, BREMERTON, WASHINGTON
VAN WEZEL THEATER, SARASOTA, FLORIDA
STADTTHEATER KOBLENZ, GERMANY
MISHLER THEATER, ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA
PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, RHODE ISLAND ETC. ETC...
NOTICE, - IF YOU ARE READING THIS FAR, YOU ARE TOO NOSY. SUFFICE IT TO SAY HE HAS PUT A LOT OF MILES ON THE TWIN-ENGINE'S ODOMETER, YOU NEEDN'T READ ANY FURTHER... BASICALLY THE MESSAGE IS THAT THIS IS A MASSIVE VOLUME OF WORK AND TRAVEL WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AND THAT QUITE A FEW RESPECTABLE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS AND ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN "HAD", "DUPED" AND CHARMED OUT OF LARGE SUMS OF MONEY AND MR. KUBÍNEK HAS MANAGED TO GET AWAY UNHARMED LEAVING A DAZED AND BEAMING PUBLIC WALKING AIMLESSLY THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT-TIME STREETS OF THEIR TOWNS AND CITIES, NEVER TO BE THE SAME... LOVERS HAVE HAD THEIR FIRST DATES AT HIS PERFORMANCES, CHILDREN BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE MAGIC AND POWER OF THEATER, THE ELDERLY AT DEATH'S DOOR FINALLY HAVING WITNESSED THE QUINTESSENTIAL ULTIMATE SOLO ARTIST OF THEIR GOLDEN LIVES, CRIMINALS HAVE HAD THEIR HEARTS OPENED AND BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO RESPECTABLE PILLARS OF SOCIETY, CROOKED POLITICANS HAVE SEEN THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS, SHY STUTTERING WALLFLOWERS BEEN CATAPULTED INTO MIGHTY OPERATIC DIVAS AND TIMID MEN WITH PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES BLOSSOMED INTO FEROCIOUS LEADERS ABLE TO LEAD THEIR NATIONS IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN AND TOWARDS AN AWAKENING TO THE SACREDNESS OF THE EVER-PRESENT AND LARGELY OVERSEEN MIRACLE OF OUR MERE EXISTENCE IN THIS EVER EVOLVING, MAGICAL, OVERWHELMINGLY TRAGIC AND BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE. ALL THIS FROM A LITTLE FELLOW WHO WEIGHS LESS THAN 130 POUNDS AND IS 98% WATER.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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