Time of Women (2014) A play about women on the forefront of a movement for a democratic Belarus, women with an unflinching and unswerving dedication to the truth. One is Irina Khalip, the PEN Pinter prize-winning journalist, arrested in Belarus for her coverage of Lukashenko’s regime and described by Sir Tom Stoppard as, “the writer I wanted to be”. Journalist Natalya Radina was also imprisoned after the presidential elections of 2010. Amnesty International named her a prisoner of conscience and demanded her release, as did the Committee to Protect Journalists. Today she lives in exile in Poland and continues to act as editor-in-chief of Belarusian independent media portal Charter 97. Reviews Intense and highly watchable. It gives a sense that the information it imparts simply needs to get out, in any way possible – The Washington Post BFT’s new play, Time of Women, shows their work at its most potent–Financial Times ★★★★ Consistently interesting not least for the way it demonstrates the mind games oppression plays– The Guardian Credits Time of Women by Nicolai Khalezin and Natalia Kaliada Director: Nicolai Khalezin Ensemble: Kiryl Kanstantsinau Maryia Sazonava Yana Rusakevich Maryna Yurevich Composer: Arkadiy Yushin Lighting & AV Designer: Will Reynolds Performed in Russian with English surtitles Running time 1 hr 25 minutes Time of Women was first performed on 19 December 2014, underground in Belarus. UK premiere in London, November 2015 as part of Staging a Revolution. Developed at Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA).