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Voices of the New Belarus, Play by Andrei Kureichik

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Russian, East European, Eurasian Center; the European Union Center; Departments of Theatre, Dance, Slavic Languages and Literatures;, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; the George A. Miller Visiting Scholar’s program; and Krannert Art Museum
Location
Main Level, Contemporary Gallery, Krannert Art Museum (500 E Peabody Dr. Champaign, IL 61820)
Date
Apr 28, 2022   4:00 pm  
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Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Films

George A. Miller Visiting Artist, Playwright Andrei Kureichik will be at KAM for a reading of his play Voices of the New Belarus by University of Illinois performers. Seating is limited for this initial engagement, by invitation only. 

A future opportunity to screen this performance at KAM will be made available to the general public.

 

The staged reading of exiled playwright Andrei Kureichik’s Voices of the New Belarus, a documentary play about the experiences of political prisoners in Belarus following the fraudulent 2020 Belarusian presidential elections, is an interdisciplinary project featuring performers from across campus.

Forced to flee the country following the elections, Kureichik, George A. Miller Visiting Artist, leveraged his creative energy to produce the documentary play, Insulted. Belarus., about the elections, subsequent protests, and violent crackdown by Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime in Belarus.

The play has been translated into 21 languages and received 120 readings, performances, and films across the globe (including Hong Kong, Nigeria, throughout the EU, UK, and North America). It was featured on BBC Radio’s “The Cultural Frontline,” Russia’s Rain TV, and the HowlRound Theatre Commons. 

Voices is his second documentary piece about these events, which is gaining international recognition and building a global pro-democracy network of artists and advocates. 

Please note: the play addresses themes of abuse and extreme violent imagery in its depiction of State violence.

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