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HOPPArt News, TheaterSCALE 1:5 August 29, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. Presented by: HOPPart, Budapest, Hungary Director: Tamas Herczeg Cast: Lilla Czvikker, Lilla Litauszky, Lilla Csenge Cseke, Zalan Kisari, Domotor Pinter The Hungarian company HOPPart will bring the alternative musical show SCALE 1:5 to the streets of New York by using a portable sound …
Cezary News, TheaterCEZARY IDZIE NA WOJNE / CEZARY GOES TO WAR August 29, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:30 p.m. Presented by: Komuna Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland and Polish Cultural Institute in New York Conceived and directed by: Cezary Tomaszewski, Script: Justyna Wąsik Music by: Claude Debussy, Georg Friedrich Handel, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Dimitr Szostakowicz The play deconstructs military ethos and …
Protest_Debt News, TheaterPROTEST / DEBT August 29, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Presented by: Svanda Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic Playwrights: Vaclav Havel and Marek Hejduk Director: Daniel Hrbek Translation: Jan Novak and Alex Zucker Cast: Robert Jaskow, Tomas Pavelka, Jacob Erftemeijer, Tomas Korenek Thirty-three years separate two one-act plays that are …
Pred odchodom na odpocinok News, TheaterEVE OF RETIREMENT/ PRED ODCHODOM NA ODPOCINOK August 28, 2018 REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH Theater Festival Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Presented by: Astorka Korzo ́90 Theatre Playwright: Thomas Bernhard Director: Juraj Nvota Cast: Peter Simun, Zuzana Kronerova, Marta Sladeckova Eve of Retirement represents not only an artistic masterpiece but also a political and social catharsis for the Slovak nation, …
Rehearsal for Truth Festival 2018 Program Announced News, TheaterRehearsal for Truth Festival 2018 Program Announced August 26, 2018 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF), together with the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA), will partner with Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak performing arts and cultural institutions to host the second year of a unique festival presenting the best in contemporary Central European theater. Artistic Director of the Festival, …
Liu Xia Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsTHE POWER OF THE POWERLESS IN CHINA (Panel Discussion) August 22, 2018 Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 5 PM Bohemian National Hall Presented by VHLF and NED The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation will be hosting a panel discussion entitled The Power of the Powerless in China during the Rehearsal for Truth theater festival taking place during the week of 25 – 29 September …
Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Announces Liao Yiwu as the 2018 Winner, Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsVaclav Havel Library Foundation Announces Liao Yiwu as the 2018 Winner, Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk August 2, 2018 The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation announced today that the winner of the 2018 Disturbing the Peace, Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk is Chinese author, reporter, musician and poet – Liao Yiwu (aka Lao Wei). As a vocal critic of China’s Communist regime, he spent four years in prison …
HavelConvers-web-listing-large Havel Conversations, NewsHavel Conversations Live, May 2018 Gail Papp and Carol Rocamora in Conversation with Lenka Kabrhelova Wendy Luers in Conversation with Lise Stone July 30, 2018 In spring 2018, The Bohemian and Benevolent Literary Association (BBLA) together with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) launched “Havel Conversations Live” with two interviews. Gail Marrifield Papp, a former director at New York’s Public Theater, and Carol Rocamora, author of Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel’s Life in the Theater, …
Christine Ebersole NewsBBLA & Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Announce its REALITY CZECH Gala Hosts July 25, 2018 The esteemed hosts for the evening that will reflect Vaclav Havel’s dedication to human rights, theater, and cultural diplomacy will be two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole and Czech puppeteer – Vit Horejs. Christine Ebersole won Tony Awards for Best actress in a Musical for her work in Grey …
Dagmar Buresova NewsThe former justice minister Dagmar Buresova with Vaclav Havel at the opening of the Vaclav Havel Library on November 12, 2004 July 10, 2018 Source: Radio Praha / www.radio.cz / By Daniela Lazarová / The country’s first post-1989 justice minister Dagmar Burešová died at the weekend, at the age of 88, the ctk news agency reported. After 1969 Burešová defended many dissidents persecuted by the regime in court, among them writer Milan Kundera, the …
Alexandra Ratajova Awards, Contest for the best mini drama, NewsAlexandra Ratajova wins the theater contest! July 6, 2018 Alexandra Ratajova, an undergraduate student at the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague, is the first woman to win the annual contest for the best mini-drama based on a play by Vaclav Havel. This year’s contestants for the award were asked to write a one-act play on the theme …
Disturbing the Peace Award: Short List of Nominees Announced Awards, Disturbing the peace, NewsDisturbing the Peace Award: Short List of Nominees Announced July 5, 2018 Every year The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation recognizes writers who share Havel’s passionate commitment to human rights and have suffered unjust persecution for their beliefs. The award for a Courageous Writer at Risk is given each year to a writer of a distinguished work of fiction, literary nonfiction, biography/memoir, drama, …
reality EventsSeptember 27, 2018: Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia July 1, 2018 Save the date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia Honoree: The Honorable Madeleine Albright Bohemian National Hall Join us in commemorating one hundred years of Czech and Slovak independence during the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. The evening’s program will reflect Vaclav …
theater festival News, TheaterSeptember 25 – 30, 2018 Rehearsal for Truth: Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel June 28, 2018 Immerse yourself in the rich cultural legacy of Central European contemporary theater as BBLA and VHLF host the best productions and cultural institutions from Czech, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The week of festivities also includes a staged reading, talk-backs and after-parties, the Disturbing the Peace award to a courageous writer …
Daniel Pesta Genetic Codes EventsProvocative Art about Blood and Masks May 21, 2018 Source: Hyperallergic / https://hyperallergic.com / Burt Kimmelman / Daniel Pešta’s paintings refute the conventions of classical beauty but their nightmarish imagery can be exquisite. Daniel Pešta’s largest exhibition to date, drawn from his high-flying decade starting in 2007 , which has included three Venice appearances and Second Prize in Painting …