The Belarus Free Theatre are putting on a reheared readying of Time of Women (2014).
The Belarus Free Theatre was forced into exile in 2011 by the authoritarian régime of President Aleksandr Lukashenko. Now based in London (patrons include Tom Stoppard), they have produced some thrilling theatre as well as campaigning tirelessly for human rights and freedom of speech.
Time of Women (2014) is a play based on the experiences of women journalists and activists arrested and imprisoned after protesting against the authorities. Directed in a rehearsed reading by Noah Birksted-Breen, the performance will be followed by a Q&A session with the play’s authors Natalia Koliada and Nicolai Khalezin, and the 3rd founder of the BFT, Vladimir Shcherban’.