Blanka Zizka of Wilma Theater Wins $100,000 Vilcek Prize
Joshua Barone, Artsbeat
“It was kind of shocking and unexpected, and at the same time it was sort of satisfying,” Ms. Zizka said in an interview, adding that the money couldn’t have come at a better time. Her son, Krystof, is opening a follow-up restaurant to his Brooklyn hot spot Maison Premiere, and he asked her for help. “I just lent my son $100,000,” she said, “and it came back.”
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