Belarus Free Theatre: New Plays from Central Europe: The VII International Contest of Contemporary Drama by Belarus Free TheatreBelarus Free Theatre: New Plays from Central Europe: The VII International Contest of Contemporary Drama by Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre: New Plays from Central Europe: The VII International Contest of Contemporary…

byBelarus Free TheatreTranslated byYuri Kaliada

Paperback | September 12, 2014

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The International Contest of Contemporary Drama (ICCD ) was set up by Belarus Free Theatre to encourage new writing and topromote Belarusian cultural identity on an international stage with the participation of artists around Europe. Belarusian playwrights, banned within their own country but recognised for their workoutside, have the opportunity to show their work in Belarus. It also includes the work of foreign playwrights in an international cultural context, and in which Belarus would have its place for the first time.2014 is the first year the ICCD has been held in a free country. In previous years it was held underground in Belarus, hidden from the authorities.BFT have now reinstated this contest, and increased the diversity of participants in order to include Belarusians who remain isolated because of the state policy on internet censorship and media control. This publication is dedicated to promoting the works of the winning playwrights, and is published to coincide with an award ceremony at the YoungVic Theatre in London.In 2014, BFT received 523 submissions from 12 participating countries:Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA , Germany, UK, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Estonia. The winning plays in this collection are in 3 main categories: Best Full-Length Play; Best Experimental Writing for Theatre/Short Play; Best Adaptation of a Classic Text; plus a special award, The Tom Stoppard Award for Best Debut. The ICCD, and Belarus Free Theatre: New Plays from Central Europe, reconnects the Belarusian people with their independent artistic voice and their cultural identity within a European context.Includes the plays: The Bear - WINNER Adaptation of a Classic Text Signals of Reconciliation - WINNER Full-Length Play Radio Culture - WINNER Experimental Writing for Theatre/Short Play Prestige - WINNER Tom Stoppard Award for Best Debut
Natalia Kaliada is a co-artistic director and producer of Belarus Free Theatre alongside her husband Nicolai. Natalia has been detained three times for participation in peaceful political and theatrical activities. Her father, Professor Andrei Kaliada, was dismissed from the Academy of the Arts for cooperation with Belarus Free Theatre...
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Title:Belarus Free Theatre: New Plays from Central Europe: The VII International Contest of Contemporary…Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.25 × 5 × 0.83 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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