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Vaclav Havel News

 
Date Of Birth:
October 05, 1936 (84)
Birth Place:
Prague, CZECHOSLOVAKIA
 
Date of Birth: October 05, 1936 (84)

Birth Place: Prague, CZECHOSLOVAKIA
The 92nd Street Y Announces Hanna Arie-Gaifman  to Step Down as Director of the Tisch Photo The 92nd Street Y Announces Hanna Arie-Gaifman to Step Down as Director of the Tisch Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021

The 92nd Street Y announced today that Hanna Arie-Gaifman, longtime Director of the Tisch Center for the Arts, is stepping down from her day-to-day duties. In her 21 years of leadership, Arie-Gaifman oversaw the classical, jazz, and Lyrics & Lyricists concert series, as well as the Unterberg Poetry Center.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents An Indie Theater Virtual Simulation Game Photo Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents An Indie Theater Virtual Simulation Game
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2021

Miss live theater in tiny venues? Become the Artistic Director of your very own independent theater company! Put on a conceptual production of a Shakespeare play! Get mixed reviews! Go bankrupt! All the fun of running a theater company can be yours in the RPG from Untitled Theater Company No. 61, a real life indie theater company in New York, creating virtual programming during Covid.

Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori, and Dick Van Dyke to be Honored at 43  Photo Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori, and Dick Van Dyke to be Honored at 43 Annual Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021

Recipients to be honored at the 43rd annual national celebration of the arts are: multi-disciplinary artist, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen; singer-songwriter and activist Joan Baez; country singer-songwriter Garth Brooks; violinist Midori; and actor Dick Van Dyke.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents HOW TO PLAY DREIDEL WITH JUDAH MACCABEE Photo Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents HOW TO PLAY DREIDEL WITH JUDAH MACCABEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

How to Play Dreidel with Judah Maccabee is an original Hanukkah story, written by Edward Einhorn and told by one of the actors from Untitled Theater Company No. 61 (Yael Haskal, Alyssa Simon, or Maxwell Zener). 

Joe's Pub Announces Virtual Winter Programming Featuring Carnatic Classical Music, Ba Photo Joe's Pub Announces Virtual Winter Programming Featuring Carnatic Classical Music, Battle of The Bands Satire and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2020

Joe’s Pub has announced their free digital winter programming from December 8 - January 8, 2021, available on Joe’s Pub YouTube or otherwise noted. The virtual performances include Mai Khoi & Pete Drungles: In The Ruins, Roy Nathanson's 5pm Porch Concert: World on Fire, VICHITRA: In Order to Become, and more.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Opens its 13th Season with CLASSICAL CREATIVITY IN QUAR Photo Tennessee Shakespeare Company Opens its 13th Season with CLASSICAL CREATIVITY IN QUARANTINE Salon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is launching its 'Essential' 13th performance season this Sunday, August 30 with the first of nine Coger Literary Salons titled Take Upon's the Mystery of Things: Classical Creativity in Quarantine.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELF Photo Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces 13th Season Featuring ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020

Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced its 13th performance season celebrating the essential power of our togetherness, in any form that is safe, inspired by history's classical creations while in isolation or quarantine.

Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U. Photo Nicholas Viselli, Artistic Director of Theater Breaking Through Barriers, Delivers U.S. World Theatre Day Message
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

The Global Theater Initiative invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artist is invited by the International Theatre Institute Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion.

Pakistani Playwright Shahid Nadeem Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2 Photo Pakistani Playwright Shahid Nadeem Delivers International World Theatre Day Message 2020
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 59th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2020. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Worldwide in Shanghai to craft an international message to mark the global occasion. This year the message has been written by Pakistani playwright Shahid Nadeem. The message has been translated into multiple languages. Read all the World Theatre Day Messages here.

Jewish Book Week: London's Longest Running International Literary Festival Comes To K Photo Jewish Book Week: London's Longest Running International Literary Festival Comes To Kings Place and JW3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

For nine days, from the 29th February to the 8th March, Jewish Book Week brings together nearly 200 multi-award winning writers from the worlds of history, theatre, journalism, philosophy, science, art, music, poetry and fiction in a celebration of ideas. The 2020 line-up includes Emma Barnett, Tom Bower, Camilla Cavendish, Gavin Esler, Jonathan Freedland, Nicci Gerrard, Adam Gopnik, Howard Jacobson, Rachel Johnson, Norman Lebrecht, Sue MacGregor, Douglas Murray, Melanie Phillips, Philippe Sands, Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Schama, Tom Segev, Elif Shafak, Martin Rees, Andrew Robinson and Edmund de Waal.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents World Premiere of DOCTORS JANE AND ALEXANDER Photo Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents World Premiere of DOCTORS JANE AND ALEXANDER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 (UTC61) presents a new play by Edward Einhorn about his grandfather, Alexander S. Wiener, who discovered the Rh Factor in Blood. Told through the lens of interviews with his mother, Jane Einhorn, a PhD psychologist and visual artist who had recently experienced a stroke at the time of the interviews. The play uses a mixture of verbatim/found text and invented dialogue to examine Wiener's legacy, both scientific and familial. How does it change your life to have a world famous father...or grandfather? How does that legacy continue through the generations?

VELVET HAVEL A Multi-Award Winning Production Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of 1989 Photo VELVET HAVEL A Multi-Award Winning Production Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of 1989
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet revolution the Czech Centre brings to London a portrait of the first post-1989 Czech president presented as a modern-day musical in a multi-award- winning production from the cult Prague Theatre on the Balustrade. The play follows the life of Vaclav Havel, playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd, who thanks to the absurdity of real life becomes the first Czech president. 

A Multi-Award Winning Production Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of 1989 VELVET REVOL Photo A Multi-Award Winning Production Celebrates The 30th Anniversary Of 1989 VELVET REVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet revolution the Czech Centre brings to London a portrait of the first post-1989 Czech president presented as a modern-day musical in a multi-award- winning production from the cult Prague Theatre on the Balustrade. The play follows the life of Vaclav Havel, playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd, who thanks to the absurdity of real life becomes the first Czech president. 

International Theater Festival Features Dance & Theater At Merseles Studios Photo International Theater Festival Features Dance & Theater At Merseles Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents two international companies, from Slovakia and Poland,  when Voices: International Theater Festival returns to Merseles Studios. The upcoming shows are Watch Now (Thursday/Sept. 26) and The Truth (Friday/Sept. 27) at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302. 

THE ONLY COFFEE SHOP IN THE CITY to Debut At The Hudson Guild Theater Photo THE ONLY COFFEE SHOP IN THE CITY to Debut At The Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

VELVET HAVE Comes to London Photo VELVET HAVE Comes to London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Velvet revolution the Czech Centre brings to London a portrait of the first post-1989 Czech president presented as a modern-day musical in a multi-award-winning production from the cult Prague Theatre on the Balustrade. The play follows the life of Vaclav Havel, playwright of the Theatre of the Absurd, who thanks to the absurdity of real life becomes the first Czech president.

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents PERFORMANCE FOR ONE Photo Untitled Theater Company No. 61 Presents PERFORMANCE FOR ONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

presents Performance for One. A one-on-one performance experience, traveling across Manhattan. Written and directed by Edward Einhorn. Originally developed with Yvonne Roen. Tickets FREE. Visit www.untitledtheater.com to RSVP. September 6 – November 3.

THE TRAVESTY OF TRUTH In The 2019 Rehearsal For Truth Theater Festival Photo THE TRAVESTY OF TRUTH In The 2019 Rehearsal For Truth Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation (VHLF) and Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association (BBLA) are pleased to present the third edition of the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. Through five international performances and four special events, the festival examines different nuances of truth. The program runs from September 24 until October 7 at Manhattan's Bohemian National Hall and offers a notable occasion for adventureof the mind and conduits for shared encounters.

Photo Flash: Potomac Theatre Project Presents 33rd Repertory Season At Atlantic Stage Photo Photo Flash: Potomac Theatre Project Presents 33rd Repertory Season At Atlantic Stage 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

Check out photos for PTP/NYC's (Potomac Theatre Project) 33rd repertory season, running through August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 St.).

BWW Review: Truth As the Immoral Fibre of Being in HAVEL: THE PASSION OF THOUGHT at A Photo BWW Review: Truth As the Immoral Fibre of Being in HAVEL: THE PASSION OF THOUGHT at Atlantic Stage 2
by Kristen Morale - Jul 18, 2019

Directed by Richard Romagnoli and presented by PTP/NYC for a run at Atlantic Stage 2, 'Havel: the Passion of Thought' has been delighting audiences since its July 9th start; it really is quite the addition to the group's thirty-third season. In a time when artists were silenced in Czechoslovakia because of their efforts to bring attention to human suffering and value. They were arrested, their free speech squandered and rights evoked in the very fashion against which they protested. The ingenious idea to place Havel's 'Vanek Plays' in the center of Pinter's 'The New World Order' and Beckett's 'Catastrophe' does wonders to portray a political agenda that becomes more pronounced as humor gives way to the true nature of the matter at hand.

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