The Social Theatre Lab

Valentina Moroz

Belarus 2021/22
Foto: Marina Neprushkina

In her lecture, director Valentina Moroz will present the work of the Social Theatre Lab, which highlights social issues and issues repressed from the public sphere in Belarus.

The Social Theater Lab was founded in 2017 under the leadership of director Valentina Moroz at the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus. So far, the Lab has produced, among others, the performances “April 11” about the terrorist attack on the Minsk Metro, “We Live Here” about social, financial and gender discrimination in Belarus and the play “Rodnije Ljudi” (Beloved People)-a documentary project about the topic of domestic violence, which has been hushed up in Belarus.

Trigger warning: Explicit scenes of domestic violence and sexual abuse are mentioned in the conversation and in played video sequences.

Lecture and talk, Russian with German translation

Duration: 1h

Valentina Moroz is a director, curator and lecturer. She is a graduate of the Belarusian University of Culture, master’s programme of the Meyerhold Centre (CIM) and the Moscow Art Theatre Studio Schools (Moscow). She taught at the Belarusian University of Culture, in cooperation with the Academy of Arts in Minsk. During her master’s studies at CIMA (Moscow), she worked as a director and curator for various festivals, such as the international festival N@rt.kontakt (Mogilev), the School of Dramatic Arts International (Paris), the international festival Plastforma (Minsk), etc.  

Valentina Moroz staged a number of performances and performative readings based on plays by modern Belarusian, Russian and European authors.Until 2021 (until its closure), she was co-director of the Modern Art and Theatre specialisation at the European College of Liberal Arts in Minsk and taught acting. She is the founder, artistic director and director of the Laboratory of Modern Theatre (LST).