A Play Reading Series to Benefit Ukrainian Relief

By Kathleen Mulligan, September 27, 2022

Fulbright Chapter of CNY and The Cherry Arts Present a Series a Readings by Ukrainian PLaywrights






Sept 30-Oct 9, 2022

Please join us for this reading series to benefit Ukrainian relief!

Note: We have rescheduled the reception to Sunday October 9 following the final performance so that it can be combined with a talkback hosted by Cherry's dramaturg Aoise Stratford! Come for the final reading-- stay for pierogies and wine!

The series runs Sept 30-Oct 9 and comprises three evenings of theatre writing from Ukrainian artists. All box office proceeds will benefit the Ukrainian people. Voices of Ukraine is a proud part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings movement, created by the Center for International Theatre Development (CITD). www.citd.us/worldwide-ukrainian-play-readings.

The three readings are:

Maidan Inferno by Neda Nejdana, directed by David Studwell. Featuring IC students Meredith Brown, Jordan Hayakawa, Sterling Jones, Nicholas Traficante, and Professor Austin Jones. Maidan Inferno is a full-length romantic, epic telling of the Ukrainian Maidan Revolution in 2014.

Maidan Inferno will be read on Fri Sep 30 at 7:30 (after the reception) and Sun Oct 9 at 2:00.

After Donbas is two dreamlike one-acts of the Donbas invasion and its aftermath. The plays are Take the Trash Out Sasha by Natal’ya Vorozhbit, directed by Susannah Berryman, and Skin Deep by Natalia Blok, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw.

After Donbas will perform on Sat Oct 1 at 7:30 and Fri Oct 7 at 7:30.

Dispatches from the Front, directed by Dean Robinson, is an evening of urgent writings created since the Feb 24 Russian invasion. The plays of Dispatches are:

A Dictionary of Emotions in Wartime by Olena Astaseva

Survivors’ Syndrome by Andrii Bondarenko

Planting an Apple Tree by Iryna Harets

How to Talk To The Dead by Anastasiia Kosodii

A Topol-M Missile Fired at a Cat Named Brooch by Lena Liasgushonkova

Dispatches performs on Sun, Oct 2 at 2:00 and Sat Oct 8 at 7:30.

Tickets are available at www.thecherry.org. Patrons should reserve tickets for the earliest of the performances they would like to see. At the box office they will receive a pass to enter subsequent performances.

Poster: Voices of Ukraine

Voices of Ukraine Poster

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kathleen Mulligan at kmulligan@ithaca.edu or 8058786675. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.