Vaclav Havel

Birth Place: Prague, CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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Vaclav Havel Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Play

Vaclav Havel, A Private View

Obie Awards - 1970 - Distinguished Plays

Vaclav Havel, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration

Obie Awards - 1968 - Best Foreign Play

Vaclav Havel, The Memorandum

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The Drama Book Shop Announces Upcoming Author Events

The Drama Book Shop presents a series of events featuring new theatrical literary works by authors and playwrights. Join them for inspiring discussions and celebrations of the power of American theater. Reserve your seat on their website.

Edward Einhorn Appointed New Artistic Director Of The Rehearsal For Truth Theater Festival

The Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring Václav Havel has announced that Edward Einhorn will be taking over the job of Artistic Director for its seventh season of work.

MBE For Services to Theatre Awarded to Co-Founding Artistic Directors of Belarus Free Theatre

Natalia Kaliada and Nicolai Khalezin, the co-founding Artistic Directors of the award-winning Belarus Free Theatre, the leading refugee-led theatre company in the UK, have been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for Services to Theatre in the King's Birthday 2023 Honours List.

Nomad Theatrical Company to Present Pride Reading of ALL MEN DO IT: A PRIMER This Month

Nomad Theatrical Company (Grant Neale, Artistic Director) has announced a Pride Week event. ALL MEN DO IT: A PRIMER written by John Robert Tillotson will be given a public reading on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7 PM at The Ellington Room in Hell's Kitchen.

Untitled Theater Co. No. 61 World Premiere Of THE SHYLOCK AND THE SHAKESPEAREANS At New Ohio Theatre

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 proudly presents the world premiere of THE SHYLOCK AND THE SHAKESPEAREANS, a darkly humorous retelling of The Merchant of Venice, written and directed by Edward Einhorn, running June 1 - 17, 2023 in a limited engagement at New Ohio Theatre.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 To Present World Premiere Of THE SHYLOCK AND THE SHAKESPEAREANS

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 proudly presents the world premiere of THE SHYLOCK AND THE SHAKESPEAREANS, a darkly humorous retelling of The Merchant of Venice, written and directed by Edward Einhorn, running June 1- 17, 2023 in a limited engagement at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher St.) in New York City.

REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH THEATER FESTIVAL Announces 2023 Lineup

The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association will present the 2023 Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival honoring playwright and human rights activist Vaclav Havel. From June 2 to June 14, the Bohemian National Hall will feature award-winning performances from the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and the US.

World Premiere of NOT ABOUT ME Begins Performances Tomorrow at Theater for the New City

Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of Not About Me, written and directed by acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado. Not About Me will begin previews Friday January 13th with Opening Night set for Wednesday January 18th.

La MaMa to Present Vaclav Havel's AUDIENCE With Czech Marionettes

From February 2 to 19, 2023 La MaMa will present the world premiere of Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre's puppet version of 'Audience' by Václav Havel, translated and directed by Vít Horejš.

World Premiere of Eduardo Machado's NOT ABOUT ME to be Presented at Theater for the New City

Theater for the New City will present the world premiere of Not About Me, written and directed by acclaimed playwright Eduardo Machado. Not About Me will begin previews Friday, January 13th with Opening Night set for Wednesday January 18th.

Einhorn Prize Reading Announced At Triad Theater, December 11

On Sunday December 11 at 2pm, there will be a presentation of the winners of the first David A. Einhorn Playwriting Prize The event will be held at the Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd Street. The event will run 90 minutes and include readings of the 1st and 2nd prize winners, some words about David Einhorn, and a talkback on the topics addressed by the plays.

World Premiere Of Mai Khoi's BAD ACTIVIST Coming To Pittsburgh Playhouse

The International Free Expression Project, in partnership with the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, proudly presents Mai Khoi's “Bad Activist” at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Pittsburgh Playhouse's PNC Theatre. This performance is part of the Center's Media Innovator Speaker Series.

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre to Reprise AUDIENCE in September

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre will reprise its 2021 marionette production of 'Audience' by Vaclav Havel, translated and directed by Vit Horejs, September 1 to 3 at 7:30 pm and September 4 at 3:00 pm at the Bohemian National Hall.

Annie George Presents HOME IS NOT THE PLACE

Annie George presents Home is Not The Place. Supported by The Meadows Award (part I of the Resilience double bill with Twa)  Part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2022.

Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces 2022-23 Season

The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, a multidisciplinary arts and entertainment center located in Downtown Pittsburgh, announced the lineup for their Inside/Outside Summer Series as well as over 30 performances across a multitude of arts disciplines for the 2022-2023 season.

Peter Sellars Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2022

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 61st annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2022.

The Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab 2022 Lineup Announced

The Chain Theatre is set to present the 2022 Play Writing Lab from March 4 - 6, 2022. Complimentary tickets can be found at www.chaintheatre.org. 

Belarus Free Theatre Announces The Relocation Of Its Entire Ensemble Out Of Belarus

Sixteen years since it was first founded, and ten years since its co-founding Artistic Directors sought political asylum in the UK, the internationally acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) has been forced to move its entire ensemble out of Belarus.

BWW Interview: Tetsuro Shigematsu Developing His 1 HOUR PHOTO

As part of their Virtual 55th Anniversary Season, East West Players will be streaming Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct)’s 1 HOUR PHOTO beginning June 12, 2021. Written and performed by writer/performer/storyteller Tetsuro Shigematsu, 1 HOUR PHOTO is directed by Richard Wolfe and will available online through June 20,2021.

THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS By Gertrude Stein Zoom Fundraiser

Saturday June 19, at 7pm, live The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein, written and directed by Edward Einhorn, will have a live Zoom production broadcast via YouTube on Saturday June 19. It will reunite the original New York cast: Jan Leslie Harding, Mia Katigbak, Grant Neale, and Alyssa Simon.

Vaclav Havel FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Vaclav Havel has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "A Private View." Additionally, he received nominations for Distinguished Plays at the Obie Awards for "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration" and Best Foreign Play for "The Memorandum."

Vaclav Havel, the renowned playwright, has received several prestigious awards for his work. He was honored with the Distinguished Plays (Obie Awards) for his plays "The Increased Difficulty of Concentration" and "The Memorandum." In addition to these accolades, Havel's contributions to the theater industry have also earned him the Best Foreign Play (Obie Awards) for "The Memorandum." These awards recognize Havel's talent and achievements in the field of playwriting.

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