A couple of years ago, members of the Belarusian theater group XXX visited for meetings and residencies at Konstepidemin, and spent time with ADAS teater. What they met was sad and upset colleagues. They had seen their theatre been shut down and had themselves been put under great pressure, including interrogations. Several of the group’s members have gone into exile in neighboring Poland, while some continue to reside in Belarus for family reasons.
Their fate touched ADAS teater strongly and they started a conversation. Just like ADAS teater, XXX has dedicatedly tried to capture women’s gaze on and experience of history. This in a society which compared to Sweden is authoritarian and patriarchal.
A collaboration started that has now resulted in a performance this spring: ”Mama Zoya, Belarus”. It is about surviving with dreams and hopes in a repressive reality that is many Belarusians.
Under the heading RUM FÖR MÖTEN, ADAS teater welcome you to meet exciting people in informal conversations. The focus on March 28 is on the lives of our colleagues in exile, on the situation in Belarus and how they think about the future.
Free entrance! Fika & mingle!
XXX is a director, actress and artistic director of XXX since 2001. She has directed 15 productions that have been played at over 50 international theatre festivals in Poland, Ukraine, Denmark, Germany, France, etc. XXX divides her time between Brest in Belarus, Warsaw in Poland and temporary artist residencies around the world.
XXX is an actress and project manager at XXX since 2007. Since 2021 she lives in exile in Warsaw where she tries to establish herself and continues to run the theatre’s exile activity.