Dagmar Kariková-Straková

Date and place of birth:

06 January 1958, Moravska Ostrava

Current place of residence:

Orlová, Czech Republic.


Secondary school of clothing industry, branch of study couturier. Public conservatory – piano, pedagogy.

Current job:

Disabled pensioner.

Achievements in life and work:

In the puppet theatre in Ostrava and in the chamber theater 6Arena I had opportunity to work with people who were true artists, fabulous people, who knew how to appreciate well done work. I conducted a theatre ensemble in Karvina and most of the children I worked with became big theatre enthusiasts, founding their own theatre ensembles.

Are you living your life the way you have always wanted to?

I was fully happy from this point of view before I got sick. Now, I work in another field from my original profession, I miss my work very much and I feel sorry about how fast all my former colleagues have forgotten me. At the moment, I conduct a drama club in the local children’s leisure activity centre. The biggest problem is that some of my pupils cannot afford to attend the lessons, due to elevated school fees.

What are your plans for the future?

I would like to return back to my dream job, which is costume design and production. I would like to have a well-paid job and enable my children to study.

Life motto, credo, dreams...

Health, health, health for everybody. I wish that there were no wars, even the small ones nowhere in the world. I wish there was no hunger, that all people were equal and the young could study and live.