Belarus Free Theatre are one of eight European partner theatres participating in Young Europe IV: the European Theatre Convention (ETC)’s international artistic collaboration project for young audiences. Young Europe IV is a 3-year programme focussing on non-dominant voices in our societies – on stories that aren’t told or could be told more often – by highlighting “forgotten” plays and by writing new ones to be staged in the classroom. Eight emerging playwrights from minority groups in the European theatre canon, will write eight new plays for young audiences (12-25 y) in a trajectory of one year and will be guided, provoked and challenged in their writing process by mentors from across the European theatre scene. The classroom plays will be performed at participating theatres during the final year of the project (2023/24) before being featured at a festival in 2024. Participating


  • De Toneelmakerij (The Netherlands)
  • SNG Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
  • Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Teatru Malta (Malta)
  • Slovak National Drama Theatre (Slovakia)
  • Belarus Free Theatre (Belarus / UK)
  • Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC) (Cyprus)
  • Junges! Staatstheater Braunschweig (Germany)


  • Tomer Pawlicki. Working with De Toneelmakerij
  • Jaka Smerkolj Simoneti. Working with SNG Nova Gorica
  • Tereza Trusinová. Working with Slovak National Drama Theatre
  • Matin Soofipoor Omam. Working with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
  • Alex Weenink & Kurt Gabriel Meli. Working with Teatru Malta
  • Olya Voronkova. Working with Belarus Free Theatre
  • Zoi Apostolidou. Working with Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC)
  • Emel Aydoğdu. Working with Junges! Staatstheater Braunschweig


  • Patty Kim Hamilton
  • Mohammad Al Attar
  • Dounia Mahammad
  • Dino Pesut