Taking Action
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Taking Action

An Artist Becomes an Advocate

13 May 2018

Jessica Litwak, artistic director of the H.E.A.T Collective, explores the growing field of artist rights and safety, and talks about her dedication to “art of service,” the work that serves communities by facilitating creative personal and social change.

Working with Students to Reclaim the Revolutionary Roots of Czech Theatre
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Working with Students to Reclaim the Revolutionary Roots of Czech Theatre

04 April 2018

Arts educator Hannah Sachs talks about how introducing Theatre of the Oppressed to her students in the Czech Republic helped address xenophobia in the classroom, and slowly began to change the culture of the school for the better.

Process as Collective Property- Nela H. Kornetová / T.I.T.S.
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Process as Collective Property- Nela H. Kornetová / T.I.T.S.

05 September 2017

In the fourth installment of this series, Brendan McCall discusses the work of Czech-born, Norway-based artist Nela H. Kornetová , and her performance collective T.I.T.S. 

Theatre as Resistance
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Theatre as Resistance

12 May 2017

Robert Stanton for #FairWageOnstage considers the recent success of negotiations for salary increases for Off-Broadway actors and how theatre can support and lead the resistance to oppressive political administrations.

Absurdist Theatre and Resistance
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Absurdist Theatre and Resistance

27 January 2017

Edward Einhorn discusses the relevance of absurdist theatre.

Independent, Fringe, and Alternative
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Independent, Fringe, and Alternative

Czech Theatre Beyond the Big Houses

30 October 2015

Eva Kyselová writes about trends in independent theatre in the Czech Republic.

Václav Havel
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Václav Havel

Personal Truth as Political Theatre

05 October 2015

Edward Einhorn, artistic director of Untitled Theater #61, reflects on the Czech playwright and president Václav Havel’s contribution to theatre.

Independent Theatre in Hungary
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Independent Theatre in Hungary

Independence at a Cost

18 June 2015

Tamás Jászay explores independent theatre in Hungary and provides historical context about the state of the art form. 

Independent Theatre in Hungary
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Independent Theatre in Hungary

dunaPart Budapest

30 May 2015

Iulia Popovici examines the state of independent work in Hungary during dunaPart, an organized showcase of mostly theatre and dance.

Vaclav Havel’s Protest Tackles the Dangers of Conformity
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Vaclav Havel’s Protest Tackles the Dangers of Conformity

16 January 2014

Patricia Davis reviews Ambassador Theater's production of Protest, written by the Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel, directed by Gail Humphries Mardirosian.

Two people holding each other in acrobatic dance.
Independent Theatre in Hungary and the Czech Republic
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Independent Theatre in Hungary and the Czech Republic

Exploring the state of independent theatre in Hungary and the Czech Republic.