As part of the Festival Week of Slovenian Drama, ITI Slovenia organised a public panel discussion to present the work of Belarusian theatre artists working in exile or in the opposition underground. The systematic repression of democratic processes in Belarus has weakened and destroyed the working conditions for many artists and intellectuals who have left the country to build new lives in the hope of one day returning home. With this event, ITI Slovenia wants to open a space for theatre colleagues whose work keeps their culture and language alive, even though they are no longer at home, and to support their future efforts.The event was hybrid, in person and via Zoom. The discussion was recorded and is accessible online via YouTube.
Andrei Kureichik, the well-known Belarusian playwright, tells the story of the first month of the Belarusian revolution and seeks to understand how the Belarusian revolution differs from Prague in 1968, Russia in 1991 and Ukraine in 2014. International theaters, groups, schools, and individuals came together in September and October to present readings, videos, films, and discussions of Kureichik’s play.
The Forum Collective, an initiative to produce and present multidisciplinary political art works and journalism, has a recording of a live streamed performance, directed by Kieran Beccia and translated by John Freedman: Insulted. Belarus(sia)
Between November 17 and 19 Howlround presents a series of livestreaming performances and conversations at theatres in the U.S.
Video Appeal (Instagram) of Belarus Free Theatre’s Managing Directors Svetlana Sugako and Nadezhda Brodskaya to the Global artistic community on the day they’ve been released from jail in Belarus for protesting their rights for freedom of vote. #StandWithBelarus