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Events, News, TheaterTHE 2024 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL May 16, 2024 Spring Reading series | May 17 – June 3, 2024 The 2024 Rehearsal for Truth International Theater Festival’s Spring Readings will take place from May 17 – June 3. It will offer stage readings and a glimpse of a first rehearsal of contemporary plays by award-winning European playwrights from Belarus, …
Events, NewsAnnual Gala Reception: LIVING IN TRUTH October 3, 2023 Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association & Vaclav Havel Library Foundation invite you to Annual Gala Reception: LIVING IN TRUTH with host Lesley Stahl and some very special guests, including the winner of a new Lifetime Achievement Award from the Foundation and the 2023 recipient of the Unparalleled Service to the …
Contest for the best mini drama, NewsNina Armstrong, of Georgetown University, will participate in the Encounters – an international festival of theater schools organized by JAMU, Brno. May 31, 2023 Nina Armstrong is one of two winners of the 2023 Contest for the Best Mini-Drama with her play entitled Care. The play subtly depicts the generational conflict between a young girl and her grandparents, who are immigrants from Slovenia. The difference in values is not portrayed by a direct clash …
Contest for the best mini drama, NewsKatherine DeBoor is the author of one of the winning plays, Matchheads May 31, 2023 Katherine DeBoor is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BFA in Playwriting (‘23). There she acted in productions, premiered original work and participated in campus leadership and empowerment groups and retreats. Her original play Come Back to Earth was premiered in the Henry Konstantinow Theater. When she is …
NewsPavel Edges Babis in First Round of Czech Presidential Vote January 15, 2023 Source: U.S. News / www.usnews.com / By Associated Press / PRAGUE (AP) — Retired army Gen. Petr Pavel narrowly defeated populist billionaire Andrej Babis in the first round of the Czech presidential election to set up a runoff vote between the political newcomer and the former prime minister. Pavel and …
NewsWriter Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, Who Connected Czech Dissidents With The West, Dies Aged 95 November 9, 2022 Source: BRNO Daily / https://brnodaily.com / By Czech News Agency / Prague, Nov 7 (CTK) – Writer and translator Marketa Goetz-Stankiewicz, who helped connect dissidents in Czechoslovakia with the West, died at the age of 95 in Vancouver on Sunday. The news was announced yesterday by Kristyna Bardova of the …
Disturbing the peace, NewsAndrey Kurkov, Winner of the Disturbing the Peace Award of Vaclav Havel Foundation September 27, 2022 By Joanne Leedom-Ackerman |New York, September 22, 2022 “The penguin,” said Viktor bleakly, “is me.” You must read Death and the Penguin to appreciate the impact of that line. I don’t think I’ve spoiled the book by sharing it because you have to read the whole first. I am perhaps …
Havel Conversations, NewsTalk and book presentation by Martin Putna September 1, 2022 Rus – Ukraine – Russia | Talk and book presentation by Martin Putna | Bohemian National Hall, New York, Monday, October 3, 7 pm EST Watch HERE Martin C. Putna is a literary historian, critic, translator, teacher, author of works on history and religion. Former Head of the Vaclav Havel …
News, Theater2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival: Under Pressure June 12– 25, 2022 May 18, 2022 Experience engaging contemporary plays by Eastern European playwrights addressing political circumstances and social trends. Dedicated to the people of Ukraine fighting for their independence. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association are pleased to present the 2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring playwright and human …
News2022 Annual Gala: Following Dreams May 3, 2022 Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association and Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Annual Gala: FOLLOWING DREAMS with guest of honor Peter Sís Join us for a festive celebration of the legacy of Vaclav Havel, Czech and Slovak communities’ presence in New York, and the 10th anniversary of the Havel Foundation! The evening’s …
NewsIn Memory of Madeleine Albright | Michael Zantovsky April 29, 2022 U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. April 27, 2022 In Memory of Madeleine Albright She was she told me a proper English schoolgirl, though born in Prague and weaned off south, in Belgrade, hiding from Hitler’s bombs in a Kensington Park Rd. basement, not really knowing they were meant for …
NewsMadeleine K. Albright, 1937 – 2022 | VHLF International Advisory Board, Co-Chair March 24, 2022 Madeleine Albright, once considered the most influential woman in the world, has died at the age of 84. She fled her native Czechoslovakia as a child from the Nazis during the Second World War, and later fled a second time from the Communists to the USA. In 1997, she became …
NewsVáclav Havel Library and Olga Havel Foundation call on Western leaders to take decisive steps to end the war in Ukraine March 24, 2022 The Committee of Goodwill – Olga Havel Foundation and the Václav Havel Library have jointly called on world powers to step up their assistance in stopping the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a letter addressed to U.S. President Joe Biden, European Council President Charles Michel, French President Emmanuel Macron, British …
News, TheaterTHE 2022 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL | APRIL 4-25, 2022 2022 SPRING STAGE READINGS: BRIDGING THE WORLDS March 20, 2022 Experience engaging stage readings of contemporary plays by Central European playwrights addressing political circumstances and social trends. Dedicated to the people of Ukraine fighting for their independence. The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association are pleased to present the 2022 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival’s Spring …
NewsThe Long Breakup | A Screening for the People of Ukraine March 17, 2022 Saturday, March 26, 6:30 pm | Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd Street, New York The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation together with the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and Diverse Filmmaker Alliance invite you to a screening of The Long Breakup. …
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