“If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President.”
Celebrate the power of words and human rights at the inaugural Havel Day in New York City declared by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Screenwriter Margaret Nagle, winner of three Writers Guild of America Awards, will host the program.
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, will present the first Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk Disturbing the Peace. Come watch extracts from Havel’s plays directed by Michael Sexton, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Society and listen to the greetings and music by Havel’s friends!
6:00 pm Cocktail reception
7:00 pm Program in the ballroom
8:30 pm After-party at the ballroom bar