Low angle mid shot of five people looking at the front. They are all wearing streetwear and one at the back is holding up both of the middle fingers.

24th - 25th November 2016


Onyx is an explosive autobiographic play by Maxim Dosko, the contemporary Belarusian artist and playwright who won the VII International Contest of Contemporary Drama originated by BFT. Directed by one of the Company’s most senior ensemble members, Yulia Shevchuk, the production blends rap and hip hop in a visceral and blisteringly contemporary take on gang culture in Minsk, performed by members of BFT’s theatre laboratory, Fortinbras, the only independent arts school in Belarus.

“With great pleasure I will follow the development of theatrical works of the Fortinbras studio and their artists. The talent of some of them is impressive and it remains only to thank Belarus Free Theatre for allowing them to burst, and for us to observe”

Evgeniy Bachischev (theatre critic), 12 December 2016