Livestreaming on this page on Monday 6 July 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC+3).

Monday 6 July 2020

Livestreaming Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right

with a performance of BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED

Produced With
Monday 6 July 2020

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right presents a performance of BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at on Monday 6 July 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 6 p.m. BST (London, UTC+1) / 8 p.m. EEST (Cluj, UTC+3).

Romanian noun

  1. Wet earth (soaked by rain water or melted snow)
  2. Mud
  3. Clay

From the Hungarian galád or the Russian глуда (gluda)

GLOD: Political Theatre as a Civil Right starts Monday 6 July 2020 with BÉZNĂ Theatre’s ILLEGALISED.

ILLEGALISED is an international, multi-lingual production exposing the dehumanising effects of the British State’s anti-immigration policies on migrants and those seeking asylum in the UK. ILLEGALISED ruthlessly investigates the Immigration Industrial Complex and the vast profit made by the Home Office and its corporate partners from the illegalisation of human beings.

The piece toured the UK in Spring 2019, and is the first in BÉZNĂ Theatre’s cycle of multi-lingual plays denouncing Britain’s dehumanising of people for power and profit from colonial times to today.

More on the show here.

Director-writers Sînziana Koenig & Nico Vaccari
Actors: Lizzie Clarke, Theo Green, Ahmad Sakhi, Oana Pușcatu
Produced by Claire Gilbert
Creative Associates: Aabdeen Arbab and Drucilla Namirembe
Sound Design: Dan Balfour
Lighting design: Stacey Sandford
Movement director: Mathew Wernham
Fight direction: Haruka Kuroda
Songs composed by the company
Singing coach: Oana Pușcatu

Monday 6 July - ILLEGALISED (BÉZNĂ Theatre, Britain/Romanian)
Monday 20 July - HEAVENS (Zoukak, Lebanon)
Monday 3 August - CENSORSHIP & FUNDING (International conversation)

Glod: Political Theatre as a Civil Right is a series of political theatre screenings from around the world including from Romania, Lebanon, UK, Mexico, Palestine and Jordan. Join us every two weeks in solidarity with artists, activists and academics resisting from the ground.

Screenings will be directly followed by a live panel discussion and Q&A.

Join us in conversation online to discuss, share and celebrate theatre to enact social and political change. #GlodTheatre

All performances and discussions are free, please register your interest for the event here.

Supported by: Camden People’s Theatre, Bookmarks Bookshop, Lewisham Migrant & Refugee Retwork, Romanian Cultural Institute, Applecart Arts, Work Rights Centre, Unity Theatre Trust & Arts Council England.


To support BÉZNĂ Theatre please consider donating here

Hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons

Coordinated by BÉZNĂ Theatre
A British Romanian theatre company making work that investigates societal inequalities & confronts institutional & normalised violences. Pivotal to our work are close collaborations with activists & academics during field research, inclusion of communities in our process & emancipatory actions to enact lasting change.

Image by Martina D’Acosta with thanks to Bianca Mann.

About HowlRound TV

HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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