How It’s New York: Edward Einhorn runs Untitled Theatre Company #61, one of New York’s more interesting downtown companies, as well as his Theatre of Ideas blog. where he posted this lovely remembrance. He also works for the Association of Jewish Theatre.
How It’s Irish: It’s Celto-Slav, and Michelle Woods reviewed one of the company’s last productions, Hunt for a Pig, by Václav Havel,for us.
I have interviewed Edward for WSJ’s Speakeasy blog, on the occasion of the creation of his Velvet Oratorio, which created, in a Havelian style, the atmosphere of the events leading up to Prague’s Velvet Revolution in 1989, on its 20th anniversary. Edward was the force behind the Havel Festival in 2006. Here are his thoughts.
|Havel and the Cast of the Memo|
I approached his agents. We scheduled it for his 70th birthday. By lucky chance, Gregory Mosher was planning a residency for Havel at Columbia at the same point, which meant he would be in town for the full length of the festival.
|Robert Lyons, Edward Einhorn and Havel at the Ohio Theatre|
|Havel and his wife Dasha with cast/crew of Temptation|
|Henry Akona, me, and Havel|
|Havel and Edward at Joe’s Pub|
|Havel in Brno (in sunglasses) watching a production of Audience|