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.

Leszek Bzdyl News, TheaterAn Interview with Leszek Bzdyl Co-founder of Dada von Bzdülöw Theater September 21, 2017 The Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Company from Gdańsk, Poland will be participating in the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival in honor of Vaclav Havel. Their production, “INTRO” will open on Sunday, October 1, 2017. We chatted to Leszek Bzdyl, co-founder of the company, about the show, creative inspiration and Vaclav …
Jiri Vyoralek,  Vaclav Vasak. Photo by KIVA News, TheaterIn Conversation with the Director and Cast of V+W Letters September 21, 2017 Theatre on the Balustrade presents “V+W Letters” at the Rehearsal for Truth Festival taking place in New York at The Bohemian National Hall from September 27 – October 1, 2017. The text of this performance is drawn from the correspondence of Voskovec and Werich, the legendary founders of the Liberated …
VHLF_Theatre_CLANEK Events, TheaterTheater 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 Events, TheaterRehearsal 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, …
Emooke Kiss-Végh as Gerda and Tamás Ordoog as Axel. Photo by Csenge Ligetvári Events, TheaterHungarian 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 Events, TheaterPrague 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 Events, TheaterThe 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 Events, TheaterThe 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 …