Audience is the first play published by Havel in 1975. This one-act play is based on a dialogue between the main character Vaněk, a writer whose writing has been banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, and his boss, brewmaster Sládek, who has been charged with spying on him. At the time when Havel wrote the play his writing was banned so the play was performed in secret, in rooms instead of theatres. It is the intriguing past of Audience that makes it an extremely interesting and provoking text. A seemingly ordinary, rambling, almost friendly conversation becomes much more than a simple exchange of banal family stories, secrets men share… This text adopts a warm and humorous approach to problems that, unfortunately, exist to this day such as censorship, persecution and silencing which remain present in all totalitarian regimes.