In September 2012 theatre “Kryly Halopa” started working on the new project linked to the staged reading of different plays written by Belarusian playwrights. At the beginning of December 2012 we were ready to conduct the first staged reading of “Pants”, a play by Pavel Pryazhko.
In order to be able to get the play in front of an audience we had to get permission from so-called “arts committee“ whose members are cultural functionaries, so-called, and Brest’s official culture representatives. As a result the public performances of the play were banned. We were looking for an alternative place where we could perform the play, a place like a private cafe or a club but our efforts appeared to be unavailing. The owners were simply afraid of the consequences of staging the play at their place. There’s nothing left for us but to perform the play in flats without any advertising.
However the problem of getting the play in front of an audience we solved in a different way. Despair has led us to a novel technological approach – if to talk about Belarus – to the Internet-theatre.
On February 28 at 20.00 we organize a webcast of the staged reading of the play “Pants” written by Pavel Pryazhko. Everyone can watch it live online on the websites listed below
Buffering might be a problem due to the poor quality of Internet provided by Belarusian providers, however this is the best technical solution we can offer as for today. At the same time, we apologize for any inconvenience and possible technical problems which you may encounter during the webcasting, and we encourage you to view it as a part of the concept: Belarusian informal art reaches its’ audience on guerrillas’ paths.
Press releases about the ban