Belarus Free Theatre and Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina come to La MaMa in a searing performance on how art persists under oppression. More…
Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? What do you do when your government imprisons you for making art? How would you survive one of the most brutal prison systems in the world? Through the prism of persecuted artists who will not be silenced, 'Burning Doors' reveals how artists living under dictatorship illuminate the knife-edge of complacency in democratic societies reminding us of the true cost of freedom and dangers of inertia.
See it if you want to see a strong example of necessary, provocative and politically "dangerous" theatre from Belarus
Don't see it if you aren't interested in theatre as witness to political repression, or don't believe theatre can/should be a vehicle for resistance
See it if You want to have your mind blown by this very physical, intense exploration of what it means to be free and the courage to fight for it.
Don't see it if some of the sounds and lights and nudity offend you.
See it if You don’t get disturbed by watching the political rage & the horrible side effects of its resistance
Don't see it if You can’t take intense torture scenes
See it if you want to see powerful, impactful political art and learn about Belarusian and Russian injustices on artists.
Don't see it if you don't like experimental theatre. The show is very physical and the content is at times hard to swallow. Important to see though.
See it if You're into experimental theater and free speech and the plight of political prisoners is important to you.
Don't see it if You're not into experimental theater, nudity or violence in the theater.
See it if physical theatre and performance art are your jam, and you're looking for a whirlwind show that barely lets you breathe.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional straight play and simple/linear narrative.
See it if you like physical, honest, powerful theatre; if you're not afraid of intense and relevant subject matter (and nudity)
Don't see it if you can't handle honest intense real-life theatre about political abuse; if nudity makes you uncomfortable; if you only like light theatre