Book launch: SKETCHES ON CONTEMPORARY BELARUSIAN THEATRE – a monograph on Belarusian theatre

9.07 | 13.00 – 14.00 | Bałagan – patio, Grodzka 5a | PL / BLR

Guests: Irina Lappo, Hanna Karniajuk, Ewa Wientorska, Grzegorz Kondrasiuk |

SKETCHES ON CONTEMPORARY BELARUSIAN THEATRE (2010-2020) (critical texts, collective work, the first comprehensive monograph on contemporary Belarusian theatre). The publication was created in collaboration with Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute.

The history of Belarusian theatre at the turn of the 21st century still awaits its chronicler, someone who will attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of what happened in Belarusian theatre during the three decades of relative freedom, from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the establishment of the independent state of the Republic of Belarus, to 2020 when, as a result of repression, independent Belarusian culture was completely destroyed and the rights of  official culture were significantly limited. This book is composed of texts by Belarusian authors who have lost their voice in their homeland and work under pseudonyms abroad. It is the first attempt to describe the last decade (2010-2020), marked by the development of new drama and independent theatre. Irina Lappo (from the introduction)