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Belarus Free Theatre (Belarus/UK)


NYU Tisch School of the Arts Shop Theatre

Thursday, January 12 - Sunday, January 15

721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 

Members and Partners: $20
Non-Members: $25 + fees

Running Time: 85 Minutes

Performed in Russian with English supertitles

Photo by Georgie Weedon

Seating for this performance includes benches and non-traditional theater seats. Please arrive early if you require a traditional seat. 

A story of three women at the forefront of the movement for a democratic Belarus with an unflinching dedication to the truth. Iryna Khalip, the PEN Pinter Prize-winning journalist, Natalya Radina, editor of the pro-human rights news site Charter 97, and political activist Nasta Palazhanka were all imprisoned at the time of the fraudulent presidential elections of 2010. "Time of Women celebrates their refusal to be silenced, reminding us that when freedoms are curtailed, survival comes at a price" (The Guardian). 

Belarus Free Theatre was founded in 2005 in response to the censorship of freedom of expression in Belarus. As some of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’s repressive regime, its founding members had to be smuggled out of the country and have been in exile as political refugees in the UK since 2011.  The cast remains in Minsk and continues to create theater underground, directed over Skype.

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Written by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada
Director Nicolai Khalezin

Featuring Maryia Sazonava (Iryna), Maryna Yurevich (Natalya), Yana Rusakevich (Nasta), Kiryl Kanstantsinau (Investigator)

Stage Manager Svetlana Sugako
Company Manager Nadia Brodskaya
Assistant Director Victoria Biran
Costume Assistant Aleysa Majakhovskaya
Company Translator Daniella Kaliada
Surtitles Translation George Butchard
Script Editing Fenella Dawnay & Julia Farrington
Producer Clare Robertson
Executive Producers Natalia Kaliada & Nicolai Khalezin