September 27, 2018: Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia

Save the date: Thursday, September 27, 2018
Gala Event: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Czechoslovakia
Honoree: The Honorable Madeleine Albright
Bohemian National Hall

Join us in commemorating one hundred years of Czech and Slovak independence during the Rehearsal for Truth Theater Festival. The evening’s program will reflect Vaclav Havel’s dedication to human rights, theater, and cultural diplomacy.

We will honor Secretary Albright for her unparalleled contribution to the return of the Czechs and Slovaks to the democratic societies of the world.  The annual Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk to an individual who has fought for freedom of expression and other rights in an exemplary, inspiring manner will be presented by Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

You will enjoy music by the renowned Czech singer Iva Bittova and the Slovak dulcimer band Pajtasi and short excerpts from shows performed by Svandovo and Astorka Korzo ’90 theaters, HOPPart and Komuna Warszawa. The hosts for the evening will be two-time Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole and Czech puppeteer – Vit Horejs.

The Czech restaurant Bohemian Spirit will add to the authentic Czech and Slovak ambiance of the evening.

6:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Ceremony and Entertainment

Proceeds benefit the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.

Contact Pavla Niklova for more information and to reserve your seat/table at (212) 988 1733 or

Tickets can also be purchased online at: BBLA&VHLF Gala

Presented by BBLA and VHLF.