Down to earth: Actor turns grave digger


This Czech actor has retrained to become a grave digger

With theaters closed, Tomas Novotny had few work prospects

Grave digging offered more stability in an uncertain labor market

"The worst thing is the uncertainty and the waiting, the fact that we don't know when we would be able to return to some sort of normal life. I am only waiting now and if I can fill the wait with some work, let it be this one (grave digging) or any other, then why not."

Novotny still dreams of one day returning to the stage

He has three plays ready to perform