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Pussy Riot is creating a show about life in Russian prison

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Pussy Riot is the all-female punk band that will not leave Russian President Vladimir Putin alone.

After becoming a global sensation in 2012 when they performed in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, Pussy Riot has emerged as one of the most important feminist voices of a generation.

The group is about to start the next ambitious project of their career - an immersive theater collaboration with Les Enfants Terrible, a London-based company. To fund the show, Pussy Riot is raising money through Kickstarter.

The performance will be titled "Inside Pussy Riot" and is an immersive piece that gives audience members a glimpse of the experience some of the group's participants had inside Russian prison.

Two members of the band spent two years at a labor camp as punishment for their aforementioned performance at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012.

Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the musicians who went to prison, wrote on its Kickstarter page that viewers will experience “exactly what Pussy Riot went through during our imprisonment - from the original Church performance, to the court trial and prison cells."

We're going to recreate Russian courtrooms, a real Russian labour colony, solitary confinement cells, priests who shout about banning abortions and many more absurd, but real-life things that exist in Russia today.
Nadya Tolokonnikova, Pussy Riot

The Kickstarter campaign hopes to raise approximately $78,000. With six days to go, they are about $4,000 shy.

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Pussy Riot has repeatedly criticized Putin in their music, and the group's controversial church performance in 2012 was meant to voice concern over his ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.

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