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 Stage Readings. From April 4 to April 25, the festival honoring playwright and human rights activist Vaclav Havel will offer stage readings of contemporary plays by award-winning European playwrights from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania.
Each festival’s spring edition is a unique opportunity for a truly intercultural and multigenerational examination of Central European present-day trends and the not-so-distant, turbulent past. The state of affairs currently unfolding in the region—the Russian invasion of Ukraine—only amplifies the need for our closer examination of human nature as well as a search for peace and place to belong.
The festival is free to the public. Suggested donation ($10) will be used to support Ukrainian refugees. All collected funds will be donated to People in Need, a Czech non-governmental, non-profit organization with over 20 years of experience in helping people in emergencies all over the world.
The 2022 Spring Stage Readings are organized by the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York, Untitled Theater Company #61, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, GOH Productions, and Romanian Cultural Institute. The festival is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Spring Stage Readings is part of the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring the playwright and human rights activist Vaclav Havel.