Czech Radio Dvojka will broadcast a 12-hour live marathon of interviews with personalities from the Czech cultural scene

In connection with the critical situation in most cultural fields, Czech Radio Dvojka prepared a special broadcast in the form of a 12-hour live marathon of interviews with celebrities of the Czech theater and literary scene entitled “Long live theatre! Long live books! ”. The radio festival will take place on Thursday 9 April from 6.30 am to 6:30 pm

Listeners will learn practical information about how they can actively participate in promoting the cultural scene now, either by purchasing a book online, by supporting live streams of theater performances, or in any other way that currently helps the cultural scene.

“We would like to express our full support to our cultural scene, not only as a public service medium, which has the task not only of informing but also educating and entertaining, and also supporting the development and high quality of cultural production in the Czech Republic. We would like to give space to debate what needs to be done immediately and how our listeners can get involved. At the same time, it will open up topics that will have to be addressed by representatives of all cultural areas in the coming weeks and months, ”said René Zavoral, CEO of Czech Radio.

Czech Radio Dvojka will broadcast a series of interviews with writers, publishers, theatre directors, festival representatives, actors and other personalities of the Czech cultural scene. The invitation to take part in the broadcasting have been accepted by:

Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Culture

Radka Třeštíková, writer

Miloš Urban, writer and editor

Tomáš Töpfer, actor and director of the Vinohrady Theatre

Pavla Horáková, writer and translator

Dana Batulková, actress

Ondřej Sokol, actor

Aleš Lederer, founder of the publishing house Prostor

Štěpán Kubišta, cultural manager and head of the Czech Association of Independent Theatre

Marcela Turečková, The Union of Czech Booksellers and Publishers

Anna Davidová, The Goose on a String Theatre Brno, artistic director

Štěpán Kozub, Theatre Mír Ostrava, artistic director and actor

Denisa Kirchnerová, Theatre of Spejbl and Hurvínek, theatre director

Yvona Kreuzmannová, founder and director of Tanec Praha

In addition to broadcasting, all content will also be available on Czech Radio Dvojka's website and Czech Radio's social networks. The project partner is the Book World, an International Book Fair and Literary Festival.