Even the country’s apolitical state theatres are joining the countrywide protest against the power grab by the Putin-backed dictator Lukashenko.
Barbara Gaines’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater staged an ambitious yearlong program in 2016. I tried to match that ambition as an attendee, with mixed success.
International and local companies converge at Chicago Shakespeare Theater for the quadricentennial of the playwright’s death.
A two-week festival showed this unique theatre-in-exile at its best, with stunning tableaux, riveting storytelling, and a push for change in and beyond their repressed homeland.
Hounded from their home country but staying together via Skype, Minsk’s toughest troupe is back in New York with another harrowing but mesmerizing piece.
Activist watchdogs offer support to artists while sorting out fact from rumor, propaganda and the netherworld between.