|Belarus Free Theatre|
The “Free Theatre” was founded in March 2005 by the Belarus dramaturge Nikolaï Khalézine and the current Manager Natalia Koliada. In May 2005, Vladimir Schreban, the main Theatre director, joined them. Nowadays the company contains 10 professionals actors, 4 managers and 2 technicians. Considering the current political context in Belarus, the “Free Theatre” does not have any juridical person. Repetitions and representations, with free entrance, take secretly place in private flats, clubs or cafés. Members often suffer from governmental pressures, and some of them were fired of the State theatres because of their participations in the “Free Theatre”.
The “Free Theatre” operates as associations’ pole for lots of representatives of the underground culture in Belarus in several fields such as music, visual arts, cinema, photo,…
The “Free Theatre” actions tend to clash with the soviet system used by the Belarus authorities. They aim to promote the contemporary Theatre in order to lead up to questioning the Belarus citizenship and its society, and more generally the Human societies. The action includes the European theatrical movement to promote open societies ideas, cultural diversity and European identity.
The “Free Theatre” operates as associations’ pole for lots of representatives of the underground culture in Belarus in several fields such as music, visual arts, cinema, photo,… The “Free Theatre” activities include:
Culture Action Europe contact: Natalia Koliada, Director of “Free Theatre”
T. + 375 29 613 34 17