Humanism 2022

Three former theatre school classmates go on holiday together. One of them is bringing his younger girlfriend and her friend. Venice. 2022. War in Ukraine. City on water. Living in a stranger’s house. Airbnb. A terrace, a dinner made of local specialties, free conversations, and summer bodies. Holiday time passing. Can we relax today?

The conversation turns to the upcoming season in a theatre where one of the characters works. Russian literature. Pigeons taking off. With prosciutto being served, someone talks about a project from the work of Russian novelist Joseph Brodsky who lived in Venice as a Russian immigrant. Can we separate the artist from their art these days? Is the concept of nation still relevant? Towels drying over balustrades. Can beauty be a mask of terror? What should be art open to? Moral unrest. What are our values and why do we have them? Listening to the chimes of bells of Santa Maria della Salute. Can we be honest with each other? In marriage and relationships, for instance? The wholeness of our identity. Is truth chaotic? What degree of openness can we bear?

Scenic authorial mosaic about a holiday in war times.

Audience: adult, children 16+

About the company:

Since its creation dating back to the 1970s in Prostějov, HaDivadlo has sought to establish itself as one of the leading alternative theatres in the Czech Republic and many prominent theatre personalities have been its members.

Ivan Buraj has been the artistic director of HaDivadlo since 2015.


Theatre / company


Czech title

Humanismus 2022


Ivan Buraj, Bohdan Karásek


Ivan Buraj


Michal Cáb


Matěj Nytra

Stage design

Antonín Šilar

Costume design

Anna-Natalia Fajnorová a Nikol Piškytlová

Lighting design

Adam Gazárek, Nikol Piškytlová a Barbora Sosnovcová

Length of the performance

150 minutes

Stage area


Number of travelling persons



Subtitles available


Adult , Children


Tereza Teerink Turzíková