Recommended by Rich Smith
This theater company is banned in its home country. They perform in apartments and at secret outdoor locations in Belarus—but even then, they’re often harassed and apprehended by authorities. Outside of their country, however, their frenetic, gorgeous, and frankly punk-as-fuck performances have critics handing out every star they’re allowed to give. In Burning Doors, the company takes as its subject the violent lives of artists trying to produce work under the boot of dictatorial regimes. The creators of this show, including featured artist Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot, understand the contours of that life intimately.