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Review: ‘Protest’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre

DC site-specific theater of resistance reached a new height last night—also a new low—as Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s arresting staging of Václav Havel’s Protest became the first play performed before a live audience in the District’s “new Subterranean Arts & Cultural Center,” the abandoned trolley roundabout now redone as Dupont Underground. The convergence of place, […]

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‘The Václav Havel Project: ‘Vaněk Unleashed’ and ‘Unveiling’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre at Artisphere

The latest of Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s additions to The Vaclav Havel Project (originally part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival), Vanek Unleashed is a funny, imaginative, and lyrical take on the work of Václav Havel. Combined with the previous success story of Unveiling, the current iteration of the Project is a thought-provoking and entertaining two […]

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‘The Memo’ at Single Carrot Theatre

Zchu vuzk shnipt oz guggu guga oldi felckin ni tni ofdurn bubvah. Neylt bloofd forba suli sulli zym zyek nodda bim boem. Nyish vits nyik kibs. Orscht dublig obva ogva igbli shnin. Dorse tont zchui zweep zwep abala loodi schmosh adoh woarh ruf ooi babba abbid abadi baie. Oze guga yek yik sensen ashi dozge […]

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‘The Václav Havel Project: Antiwords and Unveiling’ at Alliance for New Music-Theatre at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Justin Schneider

“Everything is real, especially that crate of beers.” That’s not a preface you expect to hear at the theatre, but it’s a fitting opening to The Václav Havel Project, presented by Alliance for New Music-Theatre. The set of two plays (Antiwords and Unveiling) is a love-letter to Havel the artist-dissident, full of sly humor, societal […]

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‘Antiwords’ Inspired by Václav Havel’s ‘Audience’ by Eliza Anna Falk

Antiwords inspired by Václav Havel’s ‘Audience’ Havel’s ultimate goal as a playwright was to appeal to his spectators, to provoke them into self-reflection and encourage them to change. His main concern was for human identity and its survival in the oppressive environment, including the globalized modern world. “Will the Czech actresses outdo the legend? Will […]

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Backstage in Preparation for ‘The Václav Havel Project’ by Susan Galbraith

Backstage in Preparation for The Václav Havel Project Director Miřenka Čechová and Actress Susan Galbraith talk about their collaborative process and the themes and ideas they are wanting to explore in Antiwords (based on Audience) and Unveiling. The works are being performed on a double bill for two nights only as part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival – Václav Havel on September […]

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