Sweden to represent Belarus, Belarus to represent Sweden
A radio drama by Swedish Radio (Sweriges Radio) on a play by Belarusian playwrights Mikalai Khalezin and Natalia Koliada will represent Sweden at two biggest media festivals this year.
A radio play Discover Love, released by Sweriges Radio P1 on April 1, will represent Sweden at two Europe’s biggest radio festivals, Prix Europa in Berlin and Prix Italia in Turin.
A decision to perform Discover Love was taken by Sveriges Radio in December 2010. A 3-year contract on six broadcasts was signed. The play was translated into Swedish by Dzmitry Plaks and staged by Natalie Ringler.
Discover Love radio drama was praised in two leading Swedish newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Nyheter.
The plot of the play is based on a real love story of Iryna and Anatol Krasouskis and the tragedy of their family. First showed in the Belarus Free Theatre in 2008, Discover Love has been performed in a dozen of countries around the world. The Belarus Free Theatre is on a tour in New York to play forty performances at American legendary La MaMa theatre.