Belarus Free Theatre's

Minsk 2011, A Reply to Kathy Acker

January 20

February 3, 2013

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare

A World’s Stage Production from Belarus

Yuri Kaliada

Yuri Kaliada is the executive director, international coordinator and a Belarus Free Theatre patron, providing monetary aid and coordinating financial support that led to the creation and operation of Belarus Free Theatre. He assisted Natalia Koliada and Nikolai Khalezin with research and preparation, analysis and selection, funding and monitoring of the Theatre’s original creative concepts and international projects. He is an associate member of the civil campaign “Free Belarus NOW!,” civil and human rights initiative “Charter’97,” civil movement “European Belarus,” and We Remember Foundation, with a primary focus to draw attention worldwide to politically motivated disappearances and killings in recent years in countries such as Belarus and around the world. In 2008 Yuri Kaliada, together with Belarus Free Theatre, joined the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) adopted by the UN Human Rights Council.

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