The Beilis case is a story that tells about the Jew Mendel Beilis accused for murder of a Christian boy, apparently for ceremonial purposes, which took place in 1911-1913 in Kyiv in the days of the Russian Empire.
Based on Mendel Beilis’s story example this play shows how tsarist Russia 110 years ago made the Jews its “objective enemy” in order to whip up the social confrontations for political purposes. Russia applies the same repressive methods today, implementing imperial policy
through the war against Ukraine and the Ukrainians. We each experience it right now. Therefore, we perceive Beilis’s story through an experience of an actress and an actor. Voice and sound are the key media; the audio sequence is provided to the audience through
headphones. We thus research the way listening clarifies the statement and affects the perception of facts and events.
It is a documentary performance produced as part of the Face to Faith International Project, which is dedicated to the topic of faith and its significance for society today.
Dramaturgy by Lesia Berezdetska
Artist – Serhii Petliuk
Training – Nina Khyzhna
Light – Sofia Kokuienko
Media – Volodymyr Fanta
Actors: Piotr Armianovskyi, Nadiia Kalyniuk, Oksana Leuta, Anastasiia Lisovska.
Financial and Executive director of Jam Factory Art Center – Tetyana Fedoruk
Technical manager – Levko Pidzharyy
Production manager – Oleksandra Shutova
Communication manager – Mariia Shvets
Financial manager – Lilia Bey
Graphic designer – Maksym Zakrevskyy
- Performance is age-restricted (16+).
- Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
- The performance will take place despite the power outage, the space has a generator and a shelter.
The performance address: st. Mekhanichna 5, Jam Factory Art Center.