Ministry Of Counterculture
Ministry Of Counterculture
Belarus Free Theatre
Monologue for Two
Calendar of Events
The Washington Post: Belarus Free Theatre, in a breathless display of its wares
November 11, 16:27
LONDON — “Why is everyone in the KGB so stupid?” Irina, one of the jailed journalists asks, in Belarus Free Theatre’s intense and highly watchable “Time of Women.”
The Stage: Belarus Free Theatre’s decade of performing for free speech
November 11, 16:04
Belarus Free Theatre is celebrating 10 years’ work with Staging a Revolution, a London showcase of the brand of underground theatre that has cut such a swathe through Europe and North America over the past decade. The fanfare and glitz aside, the festival is also a timely opportunity to witness the hard work BFT has put in to earn its accolades, its artistic vision fired, rather than dampened, by spending the past five years in enforced exile.
The Huffington Post: 10 Years of Theatre and Oppression
November 11, 15:55
Art matters. And it's hard to think of a theatre company that has proved that more than Belarus Free Theatre (BFT). Now about to celebrate their tenth anniversary, BFT has persisted against the most extraordinary odds to not just confront oppression, but to create challenging and vital theatre.
British Theatre Guide: It is a play Lukashenko should come and see
November 11, 13:42
The Belarus Free Theatre's Russian language play Time of Women opens with the dramatic audio recording of the journalist Iryna Khalip’s distressed 'phone interview with a Moscow radio station as she is dragged from her car and assaulted by the police in Belarus. This happened in December 2010, when people in Belarus were protesting the corrupt presidential election of Lukashenko.
The Guardian: Belarus Free Theatre bring Minsk-style performance to London
November 11, 12:52
Drawing on personal experience, the award-winning troupe delivers an impressive evocation of the psychological impact of life under a dictatorship.
A Younger Theatre: Zone of Silence is innovative, unswerving and unapologetic
November 11, 12:42
What do we know about Belarus? I personally did not know enough, apart from its geographical position, some scattered pieces of information from the media and a couple of Eurovision songs. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, Belarus Free Theatre’s mission is to educate their audience. Their piece Zone of Silence is a part-verbatim, part-physical theatre performance that aims to paint a cohesive picture of Belarus, its people and its problematic past.
The Telegraph: All-or-nothing theatre
November 11, 12:31
The venue isn’t disclosed in advance. You get a text instructing you where to convene. When the allotted hour comes, you’re taken to the temporary performance space. You must bring your passport – not to identify yourself at the door, but in case you get hauled away by the authorities.
Exeunt: Meat is murder
November 11, 12:09
Well, I suppose there never is a good time to talk about the death penalty. But a Sunday evening? Is there – aren’t there – rules against that sort of thing? Laws?