¶ Rumiya Aghayeva has recently been making a big splash on Azerbaijan’s theatre scene, particularly in the plays of ADO theatre, which often pose challenging questions to Azerbaijani society and traditional values.
¶ Shalala arrived in Sumqayit with a newborn child in her arms. Her husband was arrested within a year of their move to the big, industrial city, and Shalala was forced to provide for herself in a way that not too many people in 'polite' society approved of. This is her story.
¶ One of Baku's largest contemporary art centers, Yarat!, is supposedly independent and does not receive funding from the Azerbaijani state budget. However, a look at pieces exhibited at Yarat tells a different story.