Time of Women

2014

Time of Women is a play about three women on the forefront of the movement for a democratic Belarus: Irina Khalip, the PEN Pinter Prize-winning journalist arrested for her coverage of Lukashenko’s regime, described by Sir Tom Stoppard as “the writer I wanted to be”; journalist Natalya Radina who was also imprisoned after the 2010 presidential elections causing Amnesty International to name her a prisoner of conscience demanding her release together with the Committee to Protect Journalists; and the human rights activist Nasta Palazhanka, who campaigned tirelessly for the release of her loved one Zmitser Dashkevich upon her release from prison.

‘Intense and highly watchable……a gritty, candid and altogether vivid portrait of the women’s plight, enhanced by the actors’ vibrant performances”

The Washington Post, 11 November 2015