ICCD 2016! Please join us for an afternoon celebrating new voices from Eastern Europe, including extract readings of this year's winning plays directed by Mark Ravenhill and BFT’s co-founding directors Nicolai Khalezin and Vladimir Shcherban.
The International Contest of Contemporary Drama is a bi-annual 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. "ICCD exists to give a voice to writers where there is little or no opportunity for them to be heard in their home countries. Contemporary playwrights are a vital force in these societies; they uncover worlds which are never discussed by journalists or politicians."
– Nicolai Khalezin, BFT Co-Founding Artistic Director
Readings are followed by prize-giving and a discussion inspired by Harold Pinter's Nobel Prize speech on the role of the playwright.
Plus you'll also receive a free copy of the collection of this year’s winning plays, published by Oberon Books!
Free Word Centre
Thursday, 17 November
2pm (refreshments from 1:30pm)
Entry is free, please book a ticket: https://www.freewordcentre.com/whats-on/iccd-award-ceremony
Spaces are limited.
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