Experience contemporary Ukrainian theater in Latvia

"Art is not out of politics, we fight for every spectator and his support for Ukraine. Every appearance on the stage, purchased ticket, published news – these are all small steps on the way to our common victory in the cultural fight against Russian aggression."

Such is the message from a project called the Ukrainian Artistic Task Force, which will be bringing contemporary Ukrainian theater to Latvia next week.

June 1 will see a production of "Bad Roads" directed by Tamara Trunova performed at Dailes Theater, Rīga, as part of a month-long tour. The production won the Schevchenko national prize 2022.

"Managers and artists, volunteering on a daily basis, continue to hold the cultural front, drawing attention to the Russian-Ukrainian war as best they can – through tours and performances that provide an opportunity to talk about Ukraine, representing the world as a strong, developed, cultural state," says the Ukrainian Artistic Task Force.

Performances are shown in Ukrainian with subtitles in the local language, and the full dates and venues are given below.


Program of the tour
- "Bad Roads", dir. Tamara Trunova, Left Bank Theater, Kyiv
- "The Gimps", dir. Stas Zhyrkov, Zoloti Vorota Theater, Kyiv
- "Zal`ot", dir. Yuriy Radionov, Maliy Theater, Kyiv

Schedule
May 31 - "The Gimps" Varena, Lithuania
June 1 - "The Gimps" National Kaunas Drama Theater, Kaunas, Lithuania
June 1 - "Bad Roads" Dailes Theater Festival, Riga, Latvia
June 5.6 - "Zal`ot", Die Staats Theater Stuttgart, Germany
June 7 - "The Gimps" Alitus City Theater, Alitus, Lithuania
June 9 - "Bad Roads" Vilniaus mažasis teatras, Vilnius, Lithuania
June 16 - "Bad Roads" TheATRIUM Festival, Klaipeda, Lithuania
June 20 - "Bad Roads", The Komedie Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
June 24 - "Bad Roads" The Radikal Jung Festival, Munich, Germany
June 30 - "Bad Roads" Berliner Ensemble, Berlin, Germany

 

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