The Forgiveness Project are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in the Belarus Free Theatre’s production, ‘Staging a Revolution’. This is a two-week Festival of performances and discussions in London, from 2nd to 14th November 2015, featuring some of their most acclaimed original productions, reinvigorated classics and the world première of brand new work.
Banned in their own country, BFT’s audiences receive a text message hours before the show telling them to meet at a secret location, and must bring their passports in case of KGB raids and arrest. Experience what it’s like to be a part of the bravest audience in the world as BFT recreate the Minsk experience for a week of ambitious events.
Following each performance, a curated panel of experts, including artists, campaigners, journalists and activists will discuss an area related to each taboo topic and generate fresh ideas around taking up action. It is an approach drawn directly from BFT’s work in Minsk where the space for free exchange of ideas and open debate is as valuable as the space in which to see independent theatre.
TFP’s founder, Marina Cantacuzino, will be speaking after the performance on 6th November, Discover Love. Based on a true story, Discover Love is a stirringly powerful original drama about Irina Krasovskaya and her husband Anatoly, a supporter of the Belarus opposition movement who one day simply “disappeared”. Following the performance, Irina Krasovskaya and Marina Cantacuzino will discuss the problems with forgiving and forgetting.
You can read an interview between Marina and Julia Freeman, Head of Campaigns at Belarus Free Theatre, here.