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New York 2017 ISPA Congress - Speaker Natalia Kaliada
New York 2017 ISPA Congress

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Session 1 | Tides of Change
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Natalia Kaliada | Keynote Speaker

Belarus Free Theatre, Belarus/UK

Co-Founding Artistic Director

Natalia Kaliada is Founding Co-Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), a writer, human rights campaigner, producer and one of the most outspoken critics of Belarus’ repressive regime. She has co-authored many plays with her husband Nicolai Khalezin, including Generation Jeans, Discover Love, Trash Cuisine and Time of Women. Natalia has also acted as Executive Producer alongside Nicolai Khalezin on all BFT productions including Generation Jeans, Being Harold Pinter, Zone of Silence, Discover Love, Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker, King Lear, Trash Cuisine, Red Forest and Price of Money. In 2008, together with Nicolai Khalezin and Vladimir Shcherban, she set up Fortinbras, the only underground arts school. Under her leading role, BFT has received a series of awards including the Human Rights Prize of French Republic, a Atlantic Council award, Special Mention at the X11 Edition of the Europe Theatre Prize and an OBIE Award.

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