Wednesday, January 05, 2011

sometimes we simply perform in the woods

extensive mildew on the face of a recluse

They do their pieces in this tiny studio, with no publicity whatsoever, for an audience that is reached through text messages, and that audience never comes directly to the theater. They are met at another location and escorted to the theater by a cast member. When you come, you are advised to bring your passport, because you never know when the police are going to show up and haul everyone off to jail.

Catherine Coray, a theater professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, speaking of the Belarus Free Theater in this morning's New York Times.

The Belarus Free Theater players are currently in New York where they are performing in Being Harold Pinter as part of the Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival.

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