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The members of the European theatre network mitos21, representing some of the most prestigious national and public theatre institutions in Europe, wish to express their solidarity to Kirill Serebrennikov, the prominent Russian theatre and film director, who has been placed under house arrest by the authorities.

We believe, with all due respect, that Kirill Serebrennikov’s home detention is an unjustified and unnecessary measure, which annihilates his identity as a free-thinking artist and prevents him from publicly defending himself. We therefore urge the Russian authorities to release him immediately and to ensure the utmost degree of transparency in the development of the case.

Signed by the members of mitos21, representing:

ADK Baden-Württemberg (Ludwigsburg), Berliner Ensemble (Berlin), The Bridge Theatre (London), Deutsches Theater (Berlin), Dramaten-Royal Dramatic Theatre (Stockholm), Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus (Dusseldorf), Katona József Theatre (Budapest), National Theatre (London), Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Republique - Østre Gasværk Teater (Copenhagen), Royal Danish Theatre (Copenhagen), Schauspielhaus Zürich, Teatre Lliure (Barcelona), Theatre of Nations (Moscow), Thomas Bernhard Institute - Universität Mozarteum (Salzburg), Toneelgroep Amsterdam.

August 2017