Theater

Vaclav—dissident, activist, essayist, philosopher, politician, founder and president of the Czech Republic—is known throughout the world as a hero of the human rights movement and a martyr for the ‘right to write.’ . . . But few in the West know that he is also his country’s most famous playwright. . . . His plays constitute a significant body of work spanning the period from 1959 to 2007, a crucial dramatization of human existence in a crucial era.

Carol Rocamora, Acts of Courage: Vaclav Havel’s Life in the Theater

To honor Vaclav Havel’s theatrical legacy, VHLF collects information about productions of his plays in America, awards scholarships to Czech and U.S. students of drama and performance studies, and presents an annual festival of contemporary European theater, Rehearsal for Truth.

tnytimes Theater10 Plays and Musicals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend July 6, 2019 Source: The New York Times / www.nytimes.com / By Alexis Soloski / Previews & Openings ‘THE BACCHAE’ at Marcus Garvey Park (previews start on July 6; opens on July 11). The god of wine, theater and ecstasy arrives uptown. This summer, the Classical Theater of Harlem offers a new version …
vanek TheaterVáclav Havel’s “Vanek” to go on stage in Tehran June 25, 2019 Source: Tehran Times / wwww.tehrantimes.com / ABU/MMS/YAW / The play is derived from Havel’s best-known works, and the character Vanek, who first appeared in the play “Audience” in 1975, soon became a symbol for Czechoslovak dissidents during the Communist era. Vanek is an opposition playwright who is forced to work …
broadway world TheaterPotomac Theatre Project in Association with Middlebury College Presents its 33rd Repertory Season June 15, 2019 Source: Broadway World / www.broadwayworld.com / By Sarah Hookey / PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, presents its 33rd repertory season, its 13th consecutive in New York City, running July 9 – August 4, 2019 in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Atlantic Stage 2, located at …
Memo TheaterReview: Vaclav Havel’s The Memo at Organic Theater Portrays Government as Farce With Fedoras May 31, 2019 Source: Third Coast Review / https://thirdcoastreview.com / By Nancy Bishop / The overture begins: It’s the March of the File Folders, which might be titled the Office Supply Hustle. The cast of 11, smartly dressed in varieties of business garb, march briskly on to and around the stage, placing office …
SIMONA TheaterSpring Weekend: Interview with Romanian actor, director and playwright Simona Maicanescu May 8, 2019 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival introduces the SPRING WEEKEND – a series of contemporary European stage readings. This full length production of Herta Muller’s I Hope I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today takes place on May 11th at 8pm. As an actress, Simona Maicanescu has performed in diverse rolls, including …
Martin Čičvák_photo TheaterSpring Weekend: Interview with Slovak playwright Martin Cicvak May 7, 2019 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival introduces SPRING WEEKEND –a series of contemporary European stage readings. Martin Cicvak is the featured Slovak playwright whose work Urn on an Empty Stage will be performed on Sunday May 12 at 3pm. In Urn on an Empty Stage, Martin Cicvak brilliantly explores the dynamics between authoritative …
plakát fekvo TheaterSpring Weekend: Interview with Hungarian playwright Andrea Pass and Attila Szabó May 3, 2019 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival introduces the SPRING WEEKEND – a series of contemporary European stage readings. Andrea Pass is the chosen Hungarian playwright whose work SUNFLOWER will be performed on Saturday May 11 at 4pm. She will be present for the stage reading and talkback after the event. …
Simona TheaterRehearsal for Truth, Spring Weekend: I Hope I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today April 24, 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Presents: Spring Weekend A selection of European stage readings in NYC Bohemian National Hall, May 10 – 12, 2019 Saturday, May 11th at 8pm I Hope I Wouldn’t Meet Myself Today by Herta Müller, Nobel Prize recipient, translated and directed by Simona Maicanescu Full Production, …
napraforgo_ea_domolky_daniel_WEB_014 TheaterRehearsal for Truth, Spring Weekend: Sunflower April 24, 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Presents: Spring Weekend A selection of European stage readings in NYC Bohemian National Hall, May 10 – 12, 2019 Saturday, May 11th at 4pm Sunflower by Andrea Pass, translated by Patrick Mullowney, directed by Adrian Alea Cast: Alberto Bonilla, Kimberlee Walker, Cindy De La Cruz, …
magda TheaterRehearsal for Truth, Spring Weekend: Puppenhuas.Treatment April 24, 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Presents: Spring Weekend A selection of European stage readings in NYC Bohemian National Hall, May 9 – 12, 2019 Sunday, May 12 at 7pm Puppenhaus.Treatment  by Magda Fertacz, translated by Artur Zapalowski directed by Zishan Ugurlu Cast: Wednesday Sue Derrico, Chris Murphy, Tony Naumovksi and …
Havel and I talk TheaterRehearsal for Truth, Spring Weekend: Vanek Variations April 24, 2019 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Presents: Spring Weekend Vanek Variations, Friday, May 10, 7pm Audience by Vaclav Havel, translated by Jan Novak, The Meeting by Edward Einhorn, Infiltration by Petr Erbes translated by Paul Wilson, directed by Edward Einhorn Cast: Audience: Matthew Trumbull and Michael Bertolini The Meeting: Richard Toth and Elizabeth Chappel Infiltration: Matthew …
Martin Čičvák_photo TheaterRehearsal for Truth, Spring Weekend: Urn on an Empty Stage April 24, 2019 A selection of European stage readings in NYC Bohemian National Hall, May 9 – 12, 2019 Sunday, May 12, 3 pm Urn on an Empty Stage by Martin Cicvak, translated by Katarina Briggler, directed by Michael Piatkowski Cast: Andrea Sooch, Diana Sillaots, Jeremy Carlisle Parker and Katarina Vizina (a.k.a. Briggler) Stage …
soiree TheaterSpring Weekend Soiree benefit night 09 May, 2019 – 7:00 PM April 24, 2019 A special, Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival’s Spring Weekend pre-festival benefit party. The Spring Weekend Soiree at Manhattan’s Bohemian Spirit Restaurant will feature discussions with directors of the upcoming stage readings, Adrian Alea, Edward Einhorn, Simona Maicanescu, Michael Piatkowski and Zishan Ugurlu, as well as short excerpts from the plays themselves. Guests will …
VHLF web 1 TheaterRehearsal for Truth Theater Festival Presents: Spring Weekend April 24, 2019 A selection of European stage readings in NYC Bohemian National Hall, May 9 – 12, 2019 The Rehearsal for Truth theater festival, honoring Vaclav Havel presents Spring Weekend. It is a showcase of emerging Czech, Hungarian, Polish, and Slovak playwrights whose work reflects on current social and political issues. The …
Beckett Trio, Part 2 TheaterReview: ‘Beckett Trio, Part 2’ by Scena Theatre April 18, 2019 Source: DC Metro / https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com / By David Siegel / Scena Theatre’s ‘Beckett Trio, Part 2’ may not be for everyone, but it is most certainly a rare treat for those who love their Samuel Beckett and who may not have seen many of his shorter plays. Add it to …