Do Good Dialogue: Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Act
Belarus Free Theatre is a Belarusian underground theatre group. Under the current political system the troupe has no official registration, no premises, nor any other facilities. Rehearsals and performances are typically held secretly in small private apartments, which due to security and the risk of persecution, must constantly be changed.
In this Do Good Dialogue, Natalia Kaliada, the company's co-founder, will be joined by UMD faculty members Cynthia Martin, Laurie Frederik and Catherine Schuler to speak about freedom of speech, persecution, gender in Russian theater, refugee artmaking, activist and subersive theatre and more.
Presented in partnership with the Maya Brin Distinguished Lectureship Program, UMD School of Languages, Literature and Culture, and UMD Russian Program.