Staging the Stans
A Staged Reading Series
Curated by Olzhas Zhanaydarov and Evgeny Kazachkov
July 12–15, 2019
Staging the Stans is a festival of staged readings of plays by Central Asian and Eurasian playwrights curated in collaboration with Kazakh playwright Olzhas Zhanaydarov and Russian playwright Evgeny Kazachkov, and featuring Zhanaydarov's new work, The Store.
The “Stans” refer to the nation-states, and former Soviet Republics, of Central Asia, and certain Muslim-majority autonomous republics within the Russian Federation.