Next stop Kakania: 23 February 2011, 8 pm

Authors Tena Štivi?i? from Croatia, Radek Knapp from Poland
Moderation: Bettina Steiner, head of feuilleton 
Die Presse

“I only started to feel Croat after I came to London”, says Tena Štivi?i?, a graduate of Zagreb’s drama school and London’s Goldsmith College who started to write plays and TV scripts in English and Croatian after her studies. Based in the “melting pot” London, she points her focus of interest at society’s lack of sensibility and understanding towards migration and its consequences. Tena’s latest play Fragile! was awarded the Innovation Prize and the European Theatre Prize at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt in 2008.

Radek Knapp, born in Warsaw, has been living in Vienna since 1976. After graduating from Vienna University’s philosophy school he had his first success as a freelance writer in 1994 with the anthology Franio. Among his latest works, Gebrauchsanweisung für Polen (User Manual for Poland) and Mit Sprache unterwegs (On the road with language), a report by Radek and 11 other renowned authors that brings the former Galician city of Krakow to new life.

Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

ERSTE Foundation offers reduced tickets for the Kakanien series!

To buy reduced tickets say the pass word “ERSTE” at the box office.
Burgtheater, 1010 Vienna, Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 2, phone +43 (0)1 51444-4440
Volksoper, 1090 Vienna, Währinger Straße 78, phone +43 (0)1 514 44-3318
Wiener Staatsoper, 1010 Vienna, Herbert von Karajan-Platz
Zentrale Kassen Bundestheater, 1010 Vienna, Operngasse 2, phone +43 (0)1 514 44-7810

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