Belarusian Dream Theater Photos

Belarusian Dream Theater aims to increase awareness about contemporary Belarus through culture, storytelling, and theater. Led by Ensemble Free Theater Norway, the Belarusian Dream Theater consists of new works by international playwrights about Belarus that were presented simultaneously by partner theaters in Europe, the United States, and Australia on 25 March 2014 – Belarusian Freedom Day.

New short plays by writers from Belarus, Austria, Germany, the UK, the US, Australia, and New Zealand were presented — simultaneously–on 25 March 2014 (Belarus´ Freedom Day) by partner-theaters in Australia, Belarus, Canada, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States (California, New York, and Vermont). Conceived by Brendan McCall (USA), coordinated by Ensemble Free Theater Norway.

The writers from Belarus, Austria, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand submitted work that highlights the possibility of dramatic literature and theater–from realistic drama to allegory, from dance/theater to musical, to political satire to theater of the absurd, and much more. 

TLS did a Belarus staged reading of several one-act plays supporting freedom of expression in Belarus. It brought attention to the society, culture, and politics of contemporary Belarus, honouring victims of censorship. Theatre Language Studio presented “Welcome to Belarus” by Rex McGregor, “No One Gives a Clap” by Jake Rosenberg, “Variations on the Polis III: Belarus” by John Ladd, “See Him?” by Jacob Juntunen, “With Own Eyes” by Tatsiana Tutejshaya, and “Portraits” by Jez Broome.