HUNCHtheatre Belarus, CHEAP, Delo Pi_ Campaign Against Homophobia

P for Pischevsky


German / English / Russian / approx. 60 min.

What happens when society, justice and the law do not recognise the death of a human being? When the dance floor becomes a courtroom? When a hate crime is not just a family tragedy, instead becoming a symbol of despair, grief, frustration and anger for the entire LGBTIQ+ community of a country of ten million? In 2020, Belarus showed how the ignorance of a singular homophobic murder can be enough to demonstrate the extent of violence and state oppression affecting all the citizens. “P for Pischevsky”, created in Minsk and Berlin, is a combination between documentary performance and techno rave. It is based on the transcript of the trial of the murder of Mikhail Pischevsky, who was attacked in Minsk in 2014 after an LGBTIQ+ party and died in the hospital after one and a half years. The performance, in which the actors (including Susanne Sachsse) appear both as digital holograms and as material bodies at HAU2, deals with the resistant potential that unfolds in theatre and club culture when they become places of self-determination.           


Director: Vladimir Shcherban (BY/UK) / DJ, Sound design: Gleb Kovalski (BY/UA/DE) / Performance: Maryna Shukiurava (BY/UA/GE), Oliver Bennett (UK), Jos McKain (US/DE), Susanne Sachsse (via Video) (DE) / Live visuals: Misha Ksiushina (BY) / Stage design: Şenol Şentürk (DE) / Lighting design: Martin Siemann (DE) / Motion graphics and video production: Motis Studio, CHEAP / Produced by: Andrei Zavalei (BY/DE) / Translation RU/DE: Lydia Nagel / Translation RU/EN: Darya Romanovich / Portrait: Hanna Kruk (BY) / Wordmark logo design: Olga Luchanok (BY/DE)


  • Past
    Thu 21.4.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 22.4.2022, 20:00 / HAU2

The performance contains scenes that describe violence and the condition of a violated body.
Abrupt light changes and blinding light effects occur.


Production: HUNCHtheatre Belarus (Minsk) and CHEAP (Berlin) in cooperation with Delo Pi_ Campaign Against Homophobia. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb), Goethe-Institut (Internationaler Koproduktions-Fonds). Supported by: Between Bridges Foundation.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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