The Social Theater Lab
was founded in 2017 on the basis of "Contemporary Art and Drama Studies" Concentration of European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus.
Together with the stage director Valentina Moroz, the participants of the Lab produce documentary performances and stage readings of their own plays and plays by contemporary authors. The Lab aims to illuminate socially significant, traumatic, and underreported topics and problems of the Belarusian society.
Since the launch of the Lab the project team has produced 2 performances, created 3 documentary plays and 5 stage readings.
In 2018, the Lab produced the performance "April 11th"
— a docudrama about Minsk Metro terrorist attack in 2011. During 2018-2019 the team of the project works on documentary performances about domestic violence
, and a stage reading of the play "Our Class"
by Tadeusz Slobodzianek.
The Lab is a place for workshops, lectures, stage readings and perfrmances of different theatre companies.
The Lab also cooperates with HUNCH Theatre
— in November 2018 we carried out our first joint project — a seies of events "Meyerhold. Case 2.0.".