A series of discussions exploring contemporary dramaturgical practice.
Resistance and Activism in Ukrainian Theatre
Wednesday 13 July 2022
18:00-19:30 BST / 20:00-21:30 EET, Ukraine
A roundtable discussion exploring theatre’s role in shaping political agency, supporting resistance efforts and community organising in Ukraine.
Between the Euromaidan uprising and Revolution of Dignity in 2013/14, and the full-scale invasion of 2022, Ukrainian playwrights, directors and dramaturgs have been at the forefront of their country’s grassroots political movements.
Join playwrights Anastasiia Kosodi, Lena Lagushonkova and Ukrainian theatre specialist Molly Flynn for an online discussion of theatre’s role in shaping political agency, supporting resistance efforts and community organising in Ukraine.
This event is free to attend and open to all. We will be inviting attendees to make an optional donation for attending the event in order to raise money for Razom for Ukraine, who are providing critical humanitarian war relief and recovery throughout Ukraine.
This event will be supported by a translator and presented in English and Ukrainian.
Produced by Dramaturgs’ Network in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute in Kyiv, Ukrainian Institute in London and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.
Translator: Iryna Inozemsteva
Organisers: Lee Anderson & Sarah Sigal (Dramaturgs' Network, UK), Anastassia Haishnets & Nadia Sokolenko (Ukrainian Institute, Kyiv), Maria Montague & Iryna Inozemsteva (Ukrainian Institute, London) and Molly Flynn (Birkbeck, University of London).
If you want to know more about our charity partner, Razom, you can find out more in this document (PDF).
- Wed, 08 Junon ZoomIn conversation with d'n member Daniel Rosenthal, Sebastian Born, former Associate Director (Literary) at the National Theatre, will talk about his experience working with writers as literary manager, agent and dramaturg.
- Wed, 23 Maron ZoomWe invite our first speaker, Louise Stephens of Playwrights' Studio, Scotland to join us for an insight into her work and a Q&A.
All donations go to Razom For Ukraine, who are delivering humanitarian relief to citizens in Ukraine, including food, medicine and emergency evacuations.