The 10th independent festival of theatres "MOLOKO" will be held this year on the 1st - 5th of August. It will traditionally gather recent high-profile performances from all over Ukraine and spectacular theatrical experiments of other countries on the stage of modern theater complex "Odessa Cultural Center".
The workshops on stage performance are awaiting the participants of the festival and guests of the event will enjoy live emotions and fascinating stories on stage. The MOLOKO festival is traditionally opened by a theatrical open air show. In the past years, thanks to the MOLOKO festival, Odessa citizens and guests were able to see "Glory to the heroes, play by Pavlo Arie, in the production of the head of Kyiv "Golden Gate" Theater Stas Zhirkov, " Sweet Darusya" by Marya Matios, staged by the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Ivan Franko Theater Rostislav Derzhypilsky. In 2016 Rivne Drama Theater won the competition with the play "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh. The production was made by Vladimir Petriv. And this performance will be the one officially opening the anniversary show of the festival on the 1st of August 2017.
By June 1, you still have time to apply and join the competition program of the festival, the winners of which will be defined by the professional jury from the circle of the iconic for modern Ukraine theater individuals. A prize fund this year comes to a sum of 50 thousand UAH.
"The main purpose of the festival - to promote the practice of modern theater in Ukraine" - emphasizes the ideologist and the artistic director of the MOLOKO festival Mykhailo Zhuravel.
The festival takes place in the former jute factory. Once abandoned and dilapidated building has been turned by organizers into a modern theater complex with professional equipment, stage and theater hostel.
This year organizers of MOLOKO will pay particular attention to the children's program. During the festival top 5 performances for children from all over Ukraine will be shown. Also specifically for children there is scheduled a series of workshops, aiming to explore the world of theater: a master class with theatrical makeup, creating sets, costumes, basics of directing and acting.
More information on the festival is available on the website:
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