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Belarus Free Theatre: Staging a Revolution: New Plays From Eastern Europe

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The Women and the Sniper By Tatiana Kitsenko / Diprosopus, A Story in Two Faces By Lyudmila Zaytseva / Onyx By Maxim Dosko / Herman,

Franz and Gregor By Julia Tupikina / The Time Wardrobe or the New Adventures of D’Artagnan By Yuri Harin / Same Thing By Olga Prusak

The International Contest of Contemporary Drama (ICCD ) is a biannual playwriting competition run by Belarus Free Theatre since its foundation in 2005.

It is open to submissions in Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian and has produced playwrights such as Anna Yablonskaya, Aleksey Shcherbak, and Pavel Pryazhko – whose plays have been produced at the Royal Court Theatre – and Vyatcheslav Durnenekov who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 2016, 543 plays were submitted from 14 countries including Belarus, UK, Russia, Poland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Estonia, and Georgia. The winning plays in this collection are in six categories: Best Play, Best Play on a Social or Political Topic, Best Short Play or Experimental Writing for Theatre, Best Adaptation, Best Play for Children and The Tom Stoppard Award for Best Debut.

This publication is dedicated to promoting the works of the winning playwrights, and is published to coincide with prizegiving ceremonies taking place in London, Minsk, Kiev and Moscow.

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