In 2012, the feminist punk group Pussy Riot entered a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow, donning brightly colored outfits and balaclavas, and performed a song titled” Mother of God, Drive Putin Away ,” stating clearly their opposition to then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the church that supported him.

The revolutionary objectors were finally arrested, convicted on accuses of ” hooliganism motivated by religious hatred “ and sentenced to two years in prison. Members Nadezhda ” Nadya ” Tolokonnikova and Maria ” Masha ” Alyokhina served 21 months of that convict in Russia’s penal system before being released on amnesty.

Exactly what does it feel like to spend time in a Russian penal colony, particularly, in solitary confinement? An upcoming immersive theater performance titled ” Inside Pussy Riot “ will allow interested parties to undergo the experience themselves, in the hopes that such a grave human rights misdemeanor will never happen again.

Tolokonnikova is collaborating with London-based theatre corporation Les Enfants Terribles on the production, which will take spectators on a expedition that begins at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and gale up” deep into the vaults of the Kremlin itself .”

Pussy Riot’s imprisonment garnered massive media attention, with the group receiving support from everyone from Yoko Ono to Madonna. International solidarity is a privilege not afforded to most of Russia’s political prisoners, and it’s a privilege the band plans to use effectively.

” The voice that we have right now, I don’t really feel like it’s my own voice — it’s a collective force-out ,” Tolokonnikova told The Daily Beast.” It’s the collective force of all the people who supported us during our trial and during our prison time. So what I would love to do is to bring a little more attention in all this media attention to the conditions in the penitentiary system .”

With tales of American President Donald Trump‘s potential collusion with Russia during the 2016 election dominating headlines, Pussy Riot’s project could not be more relevant.

” Everybody is talking nowadays about Russia, but not many actually know a great deal about Russia. We want to induce our brief introduction into the issue ,” Tolokonnikova told HuffPost over email.” Political climates can change. And you need to act now in order to protect your country from the authoritarian trend — Putin, Trump, Assad, Erdogan, Orban, etc. — the hell is spreading all around the world like a sexually transmitted disease .”

Yet for the site of the immersive performance itself, Tolokonnikova opted for London instead of Russia.” It’s practically impossible for Pussy Riot to make any big production in Russia ,” she mentioned.” We should do activities fast, before the police will come, and run fast. That’s how we do it in Russia. Guerrilla technique .”

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She hopes to eventually take the production to other cities and countries around the world.” We’re sharing merely one world, so what happens in one regions of the world affects another ,” Tolokonnikova mentioned.” War, nuclear war, climate change, hacking strike — it’s all part of politics and it’s all universal, though it may “re coming out” some specific place like North Korea, Russia, the U.S ., China, etc .”

Les Enfants Terribles , most well known for an immersive interpreting of” Alice in Wonderland ,” appealed to Tolokonnikova because of its approach to character and esthetics. The fact that different groups is comprised of two men didn’t bother Tolokonnikova, despite the revolutionary feminist nature of the play’s subject matter.” I believe the key for us is gender flexible and queerness ,” she told.” It’s not fun to work with highly normalized and rigid men — and women, by the way, too .”

Tolokonnikova withheld any specific information about the production itself, though she did cite “Sleep No More” and Banksy’s “Dismaland” as inspirations. It is imperative, she explained, that the audience not know what they are getting into, just as Pussy Riot didn’t.” You never know if you’ll be living in a division with 100 other captives or in a solitary confinement ,” she told.

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The production team is dedicated, for better or worse, to devoting participants as realistic a prison experience as possible. Tolokonnikova described her mission as demonstrating” a real prison instead of stereotypes about prison” and a” real Russia instead of stereotypes about it .”

However, while Pussy Riot was subjected to the alarming experience of prison for nearly two years, spectators of the theater part will only be there for an hour.” I guess, that’s a good thing ,” Tolokonnikova mentioned.” Nobody deserves to go through this horror .”

The dream, Tolokonnikova explained, is that performance, by eliminating the wall between public and musician, will bring out the audience’s inner activists and prompt them to fight for substantive change.” I hope that it’s possible to create enough pressure through different artistic and political acts and rallies in order to convince those people that are in power that it’s really period for them to go away ,” she told The Daily Beast.

Tolokonnikova launched a Kickstarter account on Monday to crowdsource funding for development projects, hoping to raise $78,075 by August 18. Money elevated will go towards situate designing, clothings, licenses, lighting, special effects, virtual reality engineering and other necessary impacts.

At the time of this article’s publication, the pitch has already attracted over $10,000.

” Inside Pussy Riot” will open at a London venue this autumn for a limited six-week run.