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FullSizeRender NewsBurhan Sönmez received the 2017 Disturbing the Peace Award at the Bohemian National Hall in New York, on September 28, 2017. October 12, 2017 Vaclav Havel Library Foundation “Disturbing the Peace” Award 28th September 2017, Thursday Bohemian National Hall, NY Good evening, It is a great honor to receive the “Disturbing the Peace” award. I would like to thank Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the jury for choosing me to receive this honor. I …
Turkish Novelist Burhan NewsTales of Beauty, Hope, and Laughter: An Interview with Burhan Sönmez October 6, 2017 Source: Words without Borders / www.wordswithoutborders.org / By Canan Magasligil / Award-winning writer Burhan Sönmez has authored three novels, most recently Istanbul Istanbul (trans. Ümit Hussein, OR books, May 2016). His writing has appeared in international media, including the Guardian, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, and La Repubblica. Sönmez received the …
Leszek Bzdyl NewsAn Interview with Leszek Bzdyl Co-founder of Dada von Bzdülöw Theater September 21, 2017 The Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Company from Gdańsk, Poland will be participating in the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. Their production, “INTRO” will open on Sunday, October 1, 2017. We chatted to Leszek Bzdyl, co-founder of the company, about the show, creative inspiration and Vaclav …
Jiri Vyoralek,  Vaclav Vasak. Photo by KIVA NewsIn Conversation with the Director and Cast of V+W Letters September 21, 2017 Theatre on the Balustrade presents “V+W Letters” at the Rehearsal for Truth Festival taking place in New York at The Bohemian National Hall from September 27 – October 1, 2017. The text of this performance is drawn from the correspondence of Voskovec and Werich, the legendary founders of the Liberated …
Turkish Novelist Burhan NewsTurkish Novelist Burhan Sönmez to Recieve the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s “Disturbing the Peace” Award September 11, 2017 Turkish Novelist Burhan Sönmez to Recieve the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s “Disturbing the Peace” Award The Kurdish novelist Burhan Sönmez is 2017 recipient of the Disturbing the Peace Award. The Disturbing the Peace Award is awarded annually to a distinguished writer of fiction, literary nonfiction, biography, memoire, or drama, who …
VHLF_Theatre_CLANEK EventsTheater Festival to Showcase Central European Productions August 20, 2017 2017 marks the inaugural year of “Rehearsal for Truth” – a Theater Festival in Honor of Vaclav Havel. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association (BBLA) will partner with Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak performing arts institutions to highlight Havel’s legacy as a playwright. It …
dollardaddy EventsRehearsal for Truth Festival Program Announced August 20, 2017 Under the auspices of Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Rehearsal for Truth is a unique festival presenting the best in Central European theater. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association (BBLA) will partner with Czech, Hungarian, …
Emooke Kiss-Végh as Gerda and Tamás Ordoog as Axel. Photo by Csenge Ligetvári EventsHungarian Theater Company, dollardaddy’s to present: OTTHON / HOME August 19, 2017 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival honoring Vaclav Havel provides a platform for artists from Central Europe to perform in New York City this fall. On Wednesday September 27 at 8 pm, the Hungarian theater company, dollardaddy’s, from Budapest will present the production called “OTTHON / HOME”. The piece has …
Jiri Vyoralek,  Vaclav Vasak. Photo by KIVA EventsPrague based Theatre on the Balustrade presents “V+W: LETTERS” August 19, 2017 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival honoring Vaclav Havel provides a platform for artists from Central Europe to perform in New York City this fall. On Thursday September 28 at 8:15 pm, the Czech Republic theater company, Theatre on the Balustrade, will present the production entitled KORESPONDENCE V+W / V+W: …
Marta Maťová (EXPERT), Daniel Fischer (LIEUTENANT), Lukáš Pelč (EXPERT), Robert Roth (COLONEL). Photo by Robert Tappert EventsThe Experts Visiting from Slovakia August 19, 2017 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival honoring Vaclav Havel provides a platform for artists from Central Europe to perform in New York City this fall. On Saturday September 30 at 8 pm, the Slovak theater company, Studio 12, from Bratislava will present the production entitled NÁVŠTĚVA EXPERTOV/ THE EXPERTS VISITING. …
image004 EventsThe Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre from Poland presents an INTRO August 19, 2017 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival honoring Vaclav Havel provides a platform for artists from the Central Europe to perform in New York City this fall. On Sunday, October 1 at 7 pm, The Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre, from Gdańsk, Poland, will present the production entitled INTRO. The production is …
Havel Conversations Collection EventsAbout the Havel Conversations Collection August 18, 2017 The Havel Conversations project is an oral history initiative in which artists, activists and politicians reflect upon Vaclav Havel’s legacy, and themes close to the late Czech president such as cultural diplomacy and human rights. This collection of interviews with American politicians (such as Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright), and …
old prison bars cell lock background dark black and light EventsDISTURBING THE PEACE 2017 August 17, 2017 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation’s Disturbing the Peace Award recognizes writers who share Havel’s passionate commitment to human rights and have suffered unjust persecution for their beliefs. The award is given each year to a writer of a …
Also_kicsi_visegrad_kiralyi.jpg EventsExhibition: From Visegrad to Visegrad August 17, 2017 From Visegrad to Visegrad 3rd floor September 27 – October 1, 2017 The exhibition From Visegrad to Visegrad of the authorship of Polish Archive Society presents the history of relations between Polish, Slovak, Hungarian and Czech nations, from XIV century to present day. It shows friendship and cooperation taking place …
Broadway Chicago EventsHaven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017 August 16, 2017 Source: Broadway World / www.broadwayworld.com / By BWW News Desk / Haven Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for its third DIRECTORS HAVEN, the company’s ever-growing initiative showcasing the talents of three early career directors. This season, Kristen Johnson directs Vaclav Havel’s riveting political satire THE PROTEST, Ian Martin …