Theatre personality and former politician Martin Porubjak dies

DRAMATIC advisor, playwright, translator, drama professor, reviewer, director, who was also co-founder of the first post-communist political party, Movement against Violence (VPN) and deputy prime minister of the Ján Čarnogurský government in 1991-92, Martin Porubjak, died on March 27 aged 70.

Martin Porubjak(Source: Sme)

He worked in several Slovak theatres, most recently at the Slovak National Theatre (SND). Porubjak’s career, and also his fate, due to political persecution during the communist Czechoslovakia, was connected with the Divadlo na Korze theatre which was closed soon after the Soviet intervention in 1968.

He was a liberal politician, a renowned fighter for freedom and truth, the Sme daily wrote. He was also a very enthusiastic and committed advisor, who spent a lot of time in theatre, and a kind friend and person liked by many, Sme wrote.

He died in Brno, where he will also be buried on April 4, according to the TASR newswire. 

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