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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, …
old prison bars cell lock background dark black and light EventsDISTURBING THE PEACE 2017 August 19, 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 …
Havel Conversations Collection EventsAbout the Havel Conversations Collection August 19, 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 …
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 …
Broadway Chicago EventsHaven Theatre Announces Full Line-Up for DIRECTORS HAVEN 2017 August 18, 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 …
Havel Strasbourg NewsHavel stands tall in the capital of Europe! July 19, 2017 A newly refurbished building part of the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg was officially opened and named after former Czechoslovak and Czech president Vaclav Havel on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. It was inaugurated by EP President Antonio Tajani and Havel’s widow Dagmar Havlova. The decision to call it after Havel …
HDP coleader Selahattin Demirtas Photo HDP NewsEuropeans nominate Demirtas for award for ‘enduring struggle’ for Kurds July 15, 2017 Source: Rudaw / www.rudaw.net / By Rudaw / ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An imprisoned political leader in Turkey has been nominated for a European human rights prize for his part in the Kurdish struggle. The Group of the Unified European Left (UEL) at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of …
Liu Xiaobo NewsNobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Dies With His Dream of Chinese Democracy As Distant As Ever July 14, 2017 Source: The Slate / www.slate.com / By Joshua Keating / The death of writer, activist, and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, in Chinese government custody, would be tragic at any time, but comes as a particularly rough blow at a time when human rights norms are under attack and when his …
VHLF_Theatre_CLANEK EventsREHEARSAL FOR TRUTH, THEATER FESTIVAL HONORING VACLAV HAVEL July 11, 2017 September 27 – October 1, 2017 Pilot year of Central European theater showcase Disturbing the Peace – Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk presented by Ian Buruma Launch of Havel Conversations oral histories Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York For more information please send email to …
VHLF_ONTYRANY_CLANEK EventsLecture by Timothy Snyder July 11, 2017 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Lecture by Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of several award-winning books including Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin and Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning. Monday, September 18, 8 pm Believe in truth. To abandon facts …
Presidents press office NewsVaclav Havel statue unveiled in Tbilisi June 24, 2017 Source: Agenda.ge / www.agenda.ge / A statue of first Czech President Vaclav Havel was unveiled in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. The statue was unveiled by Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky, who is on his first official visit to Georgia, today. Margvelashvili said that the …