The Department of Performing Arts’ spirit of collaboration manifests in numerous interdisciplinary projects every year, professional partnerships in music and theater, and collaborations across faculty and students.

Theater & Performance Studies students and faculty participated in an event celebrating the legacy of the late Czech president and playwright Václav Havel.

The October 2013 program, including Havel’s widow Mrs. Dagmar Havlova, The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright and singer Suzanne Vega, was a collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel Library, American Friends of the Czech Republic, and Georgetown University’s President’s Office.  Evoking images of the remarkably peaceful Velvet Revolution which was initially led by student protests and brought democracy back to the Czech lands in 1989, Georgetown theater students and faculty led a procession involving 1,000 white carnations to represent the nonviolent protests which launched Havel to the presidency and performed readings of his work.